All Oral Health News articles

November 2010

Cold and cough can cause flu-season halitosis
November 30, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
It’s cold and flu season, and, even with the availability of shots, hand sanitizer, over-the-counter preventatives and prescription remedies, many people are likely to catch a cold or influenza anyway. Unfortunately, with either illness can come an unpleasant side effect: bad breath.

Bad breath often a reason for dental appointments
November 30, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
After cavities and gingivitis, bad breath is thought to be the third most common reason for scheduled dental exams. According to a study in the journal Current Infectious Disease Reports, between 20 and 50 percent of Americans likely suffer from serious halitosis.

Bad breath may be a symptom of strep throat
November 29, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Among other signs of the severe throat infection, halitosis may indicate a case of strep throat, according to a story reported by WILX Mid-Michigan News.

Garlic is good for health, bad for breath
November 29, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
According to Organic Authority, an online resource for information on produce, garlic can have a number of health effects, whether eaten in food or taken as a nutritional supplement. It potentially keeps colds and infections from worsening, may improve blood sugar levels and assuredly prevents scurvy with its high vitamin C content. It also causes noxious bad breath.

Reality star proves smoking is bad for many reasons
November 29, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
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 23, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
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.

Bad breath often a complication of pregnancy
November 22, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
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.

Probiotic treatments may benefit individuals with gingivitis
November 11, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
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 10, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
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.

Study recommends wider use of probiotics
November 4, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
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.

Experts call for oral health to made a higher priority
November 2, 2010 - Oral Care Industry News
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 1, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
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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