All Oral Health News articles

November 2010

By - Bad Breath Expert
Bad breath often a complication of pregnancy

November 30, 2010 - There are many times when bad breath compounds an already difficult or stressful situation. Whether handling a first date, giving a job interview or waiting in line at the department of motor vehicles, having halitosis can make a tough situation feel twice as tough. Hence a recent rundown by the Daily Monitor’s Connie Nankya of the origins of pregnancy-related bad breath.

Bad breath often a complication of pregnancy

November 30, 2010 - There are many times when bad breath compounds an already difficult or stressful situation. Whether handling a first date, giving a job interview or waiting in line at the department of motor vehicles, having halitosis can make a tough situation feel twice as tough. Hence a recent rundown by the Daily Monitor’s Connie Nankya of the origins of pregnancy-related bad breath.

Reality star proves smoking is bad for many reasons

November 30, 2010 - The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kim Zolciak was caught smoking by TMZ just two weeks before announcing she was pregnant. In addition to causing bad breath and tooth decay, smoking can cause a number of defects in unborn babies.

Severe halitosis may strain marriage, mints hardly help

November 30, 2010 - Though it is a personal problem, bad breath affects more than just its owner. Giving off a foul oral smell can isolate an individual from his or her friends, family and even marriage partner. As discussed in the advice column in the Omaha World-Herald, bad oral hygiene can wither intimacy and stall out an otherwise happy relationship.

Probiotic treatments may benefit individuals with gingivitis

November 12, 2010 - Gingivitis is a growing problem among many Americans. In its early stages, the condition causes bad breath and discomfort. If left untreated, it can progress, increasing the risk of tooth loss as well as bone and joint damage.

With winter approaching, the problems of dry mouth loom large

November 11, 2010 - Dry mouth is one of the leading causes of bad breath. With the winter months approaching, experts warn that cases of dry mouth are likely to increase significantly. This may significantly impact the oral health of millions of Americans.

Seniors are at higher risk of bad breath

November 10, 2010 - The aging process brings with it many changes. Seniors often report benefits to their golden years. They may no longer have to work and can spend more time with their grandchildren and other family members. This free time often allows older individuals to pursue hobbies and other interests that there never seemed to be enough time for in their younger days.

Bad breath may be sign of more serious problems

November 10, 2010 - Bad breath is a relatively common problem that nearly everyone experiences from time. Certain food can leave behind strong smells in the mouth, which are then exhaled, resulting in an unpleasant aroma.

Some foods help eliminate bad breath

November 10, 2010 - Diet can have a range of effects. There are few more important things that individuals can do to support their health than improving their diet. However, choosing unhealthy foods can result in a drain on many of the body's processes.

Fish oil supplements contribute to bad breath

November 10, 2010 - Millions of people take fish oil supplements every day. They contain high levels of omega-3s, which have been tied to a range of health benefits. However, individuals who take them report a common problem. The pills can cause burps that smell like fish, giving the impression of bad breath.

Some foods stay in the bloodstream, causing bad breath

November 10, 2010 - It may seem unfair, but some of the most savory foods are also among the most common causes of bad breath. Overindulging in these treats often leaves individuals with offensive breath that can be extremely difficult to eliminate. Avoiding powerful foods may be a major part of staying halitosis-free.

Embarrassment over bad breath stops many people from going to the doctor

November 10, 2010 - Bad breath can be an embarrassing problem in any situation. However, a new poll has found that many people allow their feelings of insecurity to interfere with their desire to seek treatment for their oral health problems.

Tonsil stones lead to discomfort and bad breath

November 10, 2010 - Some people think that the problem is simply fragments of food that have become lodged in the mouth. Others jump to more serious conclusions and think that they are the first signs of throat cancer. However, some dentists believe that the problem is all in their patients' heads.

Individuals who don't have their wisdom teeth removed face many oral health risks

November 10, 2010 - For many people, it is a rite of passage. They enter adulthood by have their wisdom teeth removed. The procedure is meant to improve the patient's oral health. While it is a good idea for most people to have their wisdom teeth removed, many individuals aren't able to access the procedure due to a lack of dental insurance or money.

Study recommends wider use of probiotics

November 5, 2010 - Evidence continues to mount suggesting that probiotics may play a large role in oral health. Studies have found that this treatment may prevent the growth of bacteria that has been shown to cause bad breath, gum disease and cavities. Increasing intake of the beneficial microbes may help individuals significantly improve the condition of their mouths.

Groups work to raise seniors' awareness of oral health issues

November 4, 2010 - Many public health campaigns focus on improving the dental hygiene of children. However, experts say that the need to take care of the mouth only increases with age, as problems like bad breath and gingivitis can have a more significant impact on the lives of adults.

Studies find oral health benefit to probiotics

November 4, 2010 - There has been a lot said and written about probiotics in recent years. Studies have shown that they may play an important role in supporting the health of many systems of the body. Most of this research has focused on areas like digestive health. However, the oral health community is starting to get on board with probiotics, which may provide protection against gum disease and bad breath.

Diet may limit the effects of gingivitis

November 4, 2010 - Gingivitis is one of the most common oral health problems in America. If left untreated, it can progress and result in tooth loss and bone and joint damage in the jaw. However, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health recently found that polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), such as omega-3s, may be one way that individuals can avoid the condition.

Oral health experts prepare families to celebrate Halloween healthfully

November 4, 2010 - With Halloween just around the corner, children and their parents across the country are getting their costumes ready and dreaming about the candy haul they hope to receive. Similarly, doctors are preparing to deal with the onslaught of oral health problems that often proceed from the holiday.

Experts talk about the importance of mouthwash

November 4, 2010 - Taking proper care of the mouth is one of the most important things a person can do to avoid bad breath. While few people would admit to ignoring oral hygiene completely, many individuals do stop short of practicing the kind of oral care that can fully protect their mouths from harm.

Experts call for oral health to made a higher priority

November 3, 2010 - Oral health is often overlooked. However, experts say that this is a mistake, as failure to take care of the mouth can lead to halitosis, cavities and gingivitis. These problems can grow even larger, as several recent studies have found that infections in the mouth can spread to other areas of the body.

One day of candy may not be so bad for teeth

November 2, 2010 - While you may be regretting all the Halloween candy you ate this weekend, the findings of a new study may come as comfort. Researchers from Temple University found that the volume of sweets consumed doesn't affect oral health nearly as much as the frequency of consumption.

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