All Oral Health News articles

May 2011

Bad breath can signify something more
May 23, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
When is bad breath its own condition, and when does it indicate something more? It all depends on a person's physiological condition. An article at the independent news website The Faster Times provides an example.

Do crooked teeth equal bad breath?
May 19, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
It's a common question, but whether or not teeth are straight does not affect halitosis as much as you might think. Sure, having healthy, white, straight teeth typically indicates good oral hygiene habits, but that doesn't mean that it is impossible to avoid bad breath with teeth that aren't picket-fence straight.

The science of halitosis has come pretty far since the Civil War
May 13, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
The Civil War gave the U.S. a number of cultural institutions that survive today. Embalming was not widespread before the conflict, but the need to ship bodies home made it essential for the first time. The term "red tape," meaning bureaucratic paperwork, became popular, although it had been used before then. However, one thing the Civil War did not improve was knowledge of halitosis.

Hay fever causes bad breath?
May 12, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
In a way, it does. One of the primary causes of halitosis is post-nasal drip, and every spring millions Americans find their throats and palates coated with mucus caused by seasonal allergies.

The tongue doesn't have to be coated for breath to be bad
May 9, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
Almost anyone knows that the main symptom of halitosis is the smell, which can vary in intensity and aroma but is always unpleasant. However, researchers in Brazil recently explored the idea that bad breath can be detected with the eyes, by looking for tongues with a white coating.

Probiotics can keep odor-causing bacteria at bay
May 6, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
When brushing and flossing do not put an appreciable dent in bad breath, oral care probiotics may be able to take up where these products leave off. Unlike pastes and rinses that contain microbicides, probiotics merely introduce new strains of microorganisms into the oral environment, where, with luck, they begin to replace those that cause halitosis.

Good breath and good health need not be mutually exclusive
May 5, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
Many people believe that cultivating a healthier body means doing so at the expense of things like one's breath, but halitosis is not a prerequisite for good bodily health. For example, an article published in the International Business Times suggested that eating garlic is worth the oral odor, considering the health benefits.

Dentists explain why quitting smokes improves more than bad breath
May 4, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
There are any number of reasons to cut back on a nicotine habit, and among them is the halitosis that can come from cigarette use. A group of nationally renowned dental health experts recently answered several questions on the topic, saying that a reduction in bad breath is one of many benefits that may result from smoking cessation.

ADA council weighs causes, prevalence of bad breath
May 3, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
If you've ever wondered what percentage of Americans suffer from bad breath, you may be happy to know that the American Dental Association (ADA) has pondered the same exact thing and come to some surprising conclusions.

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