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