All Oral Health News articles

August 2011

Alcohol can lead to bad breath, or worse
August 26, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
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 - Oral Care Industry News
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 - Oral Care Industry News
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 - The Science of Bad Breath
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 - The Science of Bad Breath
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 - The Science of Bad Breath
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 - The Science of Bad Breath
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 - The Science of Bad Breath
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 - The Science of Bad Breath
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 - Oral Care Industry News
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 - The Science of Bad Breath
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 - The Science of Bad Breath
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 Science of Bad Breath
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 - Oral Care Industry News
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 - The Science of Bad Breath
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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