All Oral Health News articles
|By Dr. Harold Katz - Bad Breath Expert|
October 27, 2011 -
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.
October 26, 2011 -
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.
October 25, 2011 -
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.
October 24, 2011 -
Most people have bad breath at one point or another, so why is it so humiliating when you get oral odor around co-workers, friends or people you want to impress? And for that matter, what is halitosis in the first place?
October 21, 2011 -
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.
October 20, 2011 -
If your palate dries out and leaves you with halitosis, you might do well to consider using a specialty breath freshener. But what causes dry mouth in the first place? According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), lots of things can parch your tongue and leave you with embarrassing oral odor.
October 19, 2011 -
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.
October 19, 2011 -
What's in a toothpaste? After all, short of specialty teeth-whitening gel, most pastes beat back bad breath in more or less the same way, right? Wrong! Not only do many common toothpaste varieties fall short when it comes to halitosis, but some also may do harm to your enamel and pave the way for bacterial invasion.
October 18, 2011 -
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.
October 17, 2011 -
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?
October 12, 2011 -
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.
October 3, 2011 -
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.