All Oral Health News articles

August 2011

By - Bad Breath Expert
Alcohol can lead to bad breath, or worse

August 26, 2011 -

There are plenty of health issues associated with excessive alcohol consumption, and while halitosis is not the worst of them, it can signal the presence of major dental problems. So say Japanese researchers from the Fukuoka Dental College's Department of General Dentistry.

Teens who fear bad breath are less likely to smoke

August 24, 2011 -

Many investigations have been conducted into the reasons that teens take up smoking, but what keeps them from trying tobacco? A study appearing in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry found that one of the factors that keeps adolescents from trying cigarettes is the idea that they lead to bad breath.

Halitosis hurts oral health, quality of life

August 22, 2011 -

Having halitosis doesn't just negatively affect others. It can hurt your own quality of life (QOL). Anyway, that is the conclusion of a study, recently published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene, that followed the daily lifestyle of a man with extremely bad breath.

New technology uses acoustic waves to spot bad breath

August 18, 2011 -

Plenty of devices exist to tell you whether or not you have bad breath, and new ones are being invented all the time. Consider a recent report published in the journal Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, in which researchers described the creation of a contraption that uses crystals and sound waves to pinpoint halitosis.

Bad breath has more causes than you might think

August 16, 2011 -

If you find that you have bad breath, what does immediately come to mind as you try to figure out what is causing it? A smelly meal? A night sleeping with your mouth open? Cigarettes? Coffee? While these things do cause halitosis, oral odor comes from a variety of sources, many of which may not have occurred to you.

In the world of bad breath, garlic still reigns supreme

August 15, 2011 -

If you try to think of bad breath that comes from eating food, what immediately comes to mind? If you have ever eaten Italian or Greek food, it may be garlic that first pops into your brain. As far as oral odor goes, this little bulb packs quite a wallop, which is one reason why using specialty breath fresheners is so important.

Halitosis may signal scuba-related 'diver's mouth'

August 12, 2011 -

Some people who take up scuba diving find that, after a few weeks, they suffer from jaw aches and halitosis. What is going on here? And can anything be done about it, short of finding a new hobby?

Stress may worsen bad breath

August 12, 2011 -

Do you have bad breath because you're stressed, or do you get stressed because you have bad breath? Regardless of which came first, it's usually advisable to consider getting a specialty breath freshener or an oral care probiotics kit to knock out halitosis as soon as possible.

Is bad breath flammable?

August 10, 2011 -

When someone has especially strong bad breath, it is common to say that they have "dragon breath," since it can seem like their halitosis is almost strong enough to peel paint or set the room on fire. But could this ever really happen, under any conditions? Is bad breath flammable?

People with periodontal disease are more likely to have bad breath

August 9, 2011 -

Having periodontal disease is a big deal, and not just because it can cause bad breath. Numerous studies have suggested that developing this condition, which is usually the result of poor dental health, can lead to loosened and ultimately missing teeth. This is yet another reason to use specialty breath freshening rinses and tongue scrapers to keep the mouth clean.

Tongue scraping quells bad breath, scientists say

August 9, 2011 -

Plenty of people brush their teeth in the daily battle against bad breath, but did you know that adding a tongue scraper to your oral health routine can significantly reduce your oral odor? So say scientists and dentists alike. Using a specialty tongue scraper followed by a oral care probiotics rinse may sweeten your breath even further.

Which gases make bad breath bad?

August 5, 2011 -

When you smell someone's bad breath, your nose detects and your brain takes note of thousands of different compounds, most of which have little or no odor. However, it only takes a few notorious gases - or even just one, really - to give a person some seriously repulsive halitosis.

Robots can smell your bad breath too, you know

August 4, 2011 -

The singularity never seemed so close: according to numerous studies and case reports, electronic devices can detect bad breath with more accuracy than you can. Does that mean that we may one day rely on technology to alert us to halitosis? Not necessarily.

Alcohol-free mouthwash kills bad breath-causing gingivitis, reduces chances of pre-term labor

August 2, 2011 -

It may sound like a non sequitur, but it's grounded in science: According to a new study, expecting mothers who use alcohol-free mouthwash may treat gum disease and thereby reduce their risk of pre-term labor by as much as 75 percent. What do bad breath, alcohol-free rinses, gingivitis and early childbirth have to do with one another? More than you might think.

Cardamom may not reduce bad breath

August 1, 2011 -

People have been chewing cardamom seeds or rinsing their mouths with cardamom extract for thousands of years in the everlasting quest to get rid of bad breath, according to a report appearing in the Kathmandu University Medical Journal. But does this substance really work? It's doubtful.

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