All Oral Health News articles

October 2011

Even isolated, nicotine is still one of the proven causes of halitosis
October 27, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that smoking or chewing tobacco leads to bad breath, but research indicates that even when used alone, nicotine is still one of the causes of halitosis.

If you have halitosis, be on the lookout for postnasal drip symptoms
October 26, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
It's not always as easy as you might think to determine what is causing your bad breath, especially if you're unfamiliar with the signs of oral bacterial growth or with postnasal drip symptoms. The latter can clue you in to the origins of your halitosis.

What crawled into your mouth and died? Get a bad breath remedy now!
October 25, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
Occasionally, you may find that a friend, co-worker or loved one has halitosis, and not your average bad breath, either, but a really extreme case of oral odor. In this situation, it can be difficult to inform them that their mouth is offending your nasal passages, much less to suggest a bad breath remedy.

Can complementary treatments get rid of bad breath?
October 21, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
To get rid of bad breath, people may resort to all sorts of creative strategies, some of them effective and others just plain useless. Just where do complementary and alternative therapies (CATs) fall on the spectrum of halitosis treatment? It's hard to say with certainty, but many studies have shown that such treatments don't accomplish nearly as much as specialty breath fresheners do.

Not all toothpaste brands alleviate bad breath
October 19, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
Though it is absolutely critical that you brush your teeth at least twice a day, there is no guarantee that the toothpaste brands you choose will clear up your halitosis. In fact, plenty of research suggests that many common toothpastes and toothgels can keep your teeth clean while doing virtually nothing for your bad breath.

Blis K12 probiotic kits keep bad breath in check
October 18, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
It is not easy to control bad breath by buying conventional dental products, even when used as recommended. The problem is that common toothpastes and mouthwashes do not put much of a dent in the mouth's bacterial population. Fortunately, specialty breath freshening products like the Blis K12 Probiotic Kit can put odor-causing microbes to flight.

What are tonsil stones?: A primer
October 17, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
Just because you haven't heard of them doesn't mean you don't have them. Tonsil stones can make good breath turn bad virtually faster than you can say "tonsillolith" (another word for the halitosis-causing stones). But what are tonsil stones?

Dry mouth at night is bacteria's delight
October 12, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
To put an new spin on an old sailor's saying, here is an adage about oral odor. Dry mouth at night: bacteria's delight. Dry mouth at morning: halitosis! Take warning! Though it may not seem like that big of a deal, dry mouth can lead to severe halitosis, deep cavities and problematic dental issues.

A bite of Brie cheese can blot out fresh breath
October 3, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
When faced with a cool, creamy pat of Brie cheese, it can be hard to keep fresh breath in mind. After all, this French creation was once known as the King's Cheese, and for good reason. Brie offers the palate a subtle array of flavors, textures and aromas. It just happens to reliably leave halitosis in its wake, too.

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