All Oral Health News articles

January 2011

By - Bad Breath Expert
Targeted oral therapy may reduce some bad breath

January 26, 2011 - Microbiologists in California have reported discovering a novel way to eliminate some bad breath caused by bacteria. Using a compound that targets oral bacteria, individuals with halitosis may be able to reduce oral odor and even fight cavities.

Poll finds women hate morning breath

January 26, 2011 - A survey conducted by a manufacturer of specialty breath freshening products found that two of every five women fear that a date will have bad breath.

Foods with preservatives may reduce bad breath, study finds

January 26, 2011 - It is well established that savory or pungent foods can cause halitosis. Garlic, onions, meat, fish and other savory or fatty foods can put a smelly funk on the breath, not to mention leave behind a film of particles that feeds oral bacteria. New research may have found a food product that can relieve some bad breath - preservatives.

Obesity may contribute to bad breath

January 26, 2011 - Beyond dental health and diet, what else contributes to bad breath? Your body-mass index, some researcher have said. Dental health experts at the University of Tel Aviv reported finding a link between being overweight or obese and having halitosis.

Japanese device checks breath for alcohol, halitosis

January 26, 2011 - Halitosis is consistently difficult to detect on one's own breath, but a new device may be able to increase the self-awareness of those with dragon breath, according to Gismodo.

Nanotubes may one day measure halitosis, research predicts

January 26, 2011 - Tiny tubes made of carbon atoms may one day deliver medications, attack cancer cells or even measure bad breath levels, according to an expert at the forefront of the budding field.

Health resource lists some causes of bad breath

January 18, 2011 - Here are the agents of bad breath that the ADA warns of, along with a few that it does not, like tonsil stones and thrush.

Breathalyzer-like device diagnoses diabetes using halitosis

January 18, 2011 - A team of Swiss scientists have developed technology that diagnoses type 1 diabetes based on little more than a puff of bad breath.

Tonsil stones can grow to unusual size, cause bad breath

January 18, 2011 - One of the many potential causes of bad breath is the tonsil stone, a collection of collagen and food matter at the back of the throat that forms a pungent ball or "stone." A French study conducted in 2007 found that approximately 6 percent of people have tonsil stones large enough to be detected on medical imaging scans.

Bad breath-causing tonsil stones are living biofilms, scientists say

January 18, 2011 - Among the many things that can cause halitosis, tonsil stones are some of the smelliest. Found in the back of the throat, these small white granules are caused by the buildup up food particles in the folds of tonsils. Researchers have said that the bad breath-causing stones are actually made of a dense film of living things.

EPA recommends reducing cavity- and halitosis-fighting chemical in drinking water

January 8, 2011 - Fluoride, a chemical additive in public water supplies, has been reducing tooth decay and associated bad breath for decades in the U.S. Now the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have officially suggested that it only be added to drinking water at the minimum recommended level.

Mice use halitosis like a menu, scientists discover

January 6, 2011 - Researchers from the U.S., Germany and Russia have found that mice often determine what to eat based on the halitosis and sulfuric chemicals on the breath of their peers.

Rarely, halitosis can come from scurvy

January 6, 2011 - One of the least common agents of halitosis is scurvy, a disease caused by extreme vitamin C deficiency.

Raw food diet may cause halitosis

January 5, 2011 - Switching to a raw food diet can improve heart health, decrease the risk of diabetes and cause bad breath, several natural health sources report.

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