All Oral Health News articles

December 2010

Singer smokes hallucinogen, halitosis presumably ensues
December 27, 2010 - Oral Care Industry News
Smoking of any sort can cause bad breath. Cigarettes, cigars, marijuana and other illegal drugs can all sour the oral environment, as can salvia, a legal, hallucinogenic halitosis agent that singer Miley Cyrus was recently caught smoking.

Medications can cause bad breath
December 22, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
An unfortunate side effect of a number of medications is halitosis. Compared to the disease or disorder that a drug treats, a little bad breath might not seem like such a big deal. However, the odor that some prescription and over-the-counter drugs cause can be quite off-putting to others.

Tooth-decay prevention may cause bad breath
December 10, 2010 - Oral Care Industry News
Eating fat- and sugar-loaded Christmas meals may lead to tooth decay and bad breath. Fortunately, a recent study has determined that certain holiday foods and beverages naturally prevent cavities. Unfortunately, those same dinner table staples can still cause bad breath.

Tonsil shape can have big impact on breath
December 1, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
After brushing, flossing, scraping the tongue and going to the dentist, bad breath can persist. Where does it come from? According to physician Peter Gott of GoErie, the shape and state of one’s tonsils can radically affect breath.

Flossing may fight halitosis
December 1, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Brushing the teeth two or even three times a day is not always enough to prevent bad breath from taking up residence in the mouth. According to two dentists from the Reno Gazette Journal, flossing may make a big difference in freshening breath and keeping teeth clean.

Milk and alcohol may cause bad breath separately or together
December 1, 2010 - Oral Care Industry News
In addition to potentially putting individuals at risk of blackouts, a new alcoholic dairy beverage may also cause pungent bad breath.

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