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.

'Bad' strains of oral bacteria cause bad breath, study says
December 23, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Researchers in Japan have identified what they believe are the patterns of oral bacterial growth that lead to bad breath.

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.

Nutritional supplements may reduce bad breath
December 20, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
According to the University of California, San Diego’s (UCSD) Healthwise Knowledgebase, taking certain vitamins and minerals may treat some of the causes of bad breath, though they will not immediately rid the mouth of its odor.

Garlic may lower chances of hip arthritis, cause bad breath
December 17, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
One of the most notorious agents of halitosis may improve joint health. Researchers have determined that eating a diet rich in garlic appears to decrease the risk of developing certain types of arthritis.

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.

Smokeless tobacco booming, bad breath likely to follow
December 7, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Smokeless tobacco use is on the rise due to anti-smoking campaigns and the relatively low cost of smokeless tobacco, the Los Angeles Times recently reported. Using such products may virtually ensure the presence of bad breath.

Study: Quitting smoking improves mood, breath
December 6, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
New research has found that quitting smoking may actually make quitters happier, rather than depressed or anxious. Improving bad breath may contribute to the effect.

Bad breath: when it's not the teeth, it's the tongue
December 2, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Brushing the teeth twice a day and flossing are good ways to maintain dental health and avoid bad breath. They may not be enough, however. According to a recent article in the Oklahoma Daily, paying attention to just the teeth can mean missing a halitosis hotbed - the tongue.

Oral infections can entail bad breath
December 2, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Bad breath is not always related to food, beverages, smoking or poor dental hygiene. Sometimes an oral infection in the mouth can release odors into the airway.

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.

Coffee breath is easy to get, hard to get rid of
December 1, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
While coffee is a tasty way to start the morning, it has the potential to cause bad breath. And with Reuters reporting that Starbucks is looking to expand its bagged-coffee presence in supermarkets nationwide, coffee breath may soon be an even more pervasive problem.

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.

Tea molecule may genetically handcuff odor-causing bacteria
December 1, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Drinking tea may temporarily prevent bad breath, especially compared to coffee. A study published in the Journal of Dental Research may partially explain why - a flavor molecule in tea appears to prevent the bacterial production of odor compounds on the genetic level.

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