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Bahraini police confiscate bad breath-causing chewing tobacco August 18, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings Chewing tobacco is one of the most potent causes of halitosis, and the American Dental Association (ADA) warns that it is in no way a safe alternative to smoking. Also called "dipping," this practice can lead to a whole host of oral problems, ranging from bad breath all the way to mouth cancer. This may be one reason why police in Bahrain have been confiscating chewing tobacco left and right these days. Click to read article
Traffic cop has no sense of humor about bad breath August 17, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings When pulled over for speeding or having a busted tail light, some people try explaining themselves, sweet-talking the police officer or even squeezing out a few crocodile tears. However, those with bad breath might want to invoke their Fifth Amendment right to keep their mouth shut, or at least use a specialty breath freshener, since Al Anba reports that a traffic cop recently fined a citizen for having halitosis. Click to read article
Do they have bad breath in Uzbekistan? July 22, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings It is unfortunate that when someone has bad breath, we often leap to conclusions about them. You might think that a person with halitosis has poor oral hygiene skills or terribly advanced tooth decay, not realizing that he or she might have a problem with tonsil stones or postnasal drip, something that they cannot fix very easily. Click to read article
Lucian Freud compared others' paintings to bad breath July 22, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings The art world was rocked this week by the death of Lucian Freud, a painter, member of the Realist art movement and opinionated critic of other artists. An example: According to the Fairfield City Champion, Mr. Freud once said of the art of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, another painter and co-founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, that it was "the nearest painting can get to bad breath." Click to read article
Which came first, bad breath or breath fresheners? July 14, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings Some people argue that before the modern era's exploding market for halitosis-treating products, the concept of bad breath didn't exist as we know it today. Essentially, such people say, with cleanliness came the notion of dirtiness. If this were so, the history of bad breath-related products would be a relatively short one. But it isn't. The evolution of halitosis treatment stretches back for millennia. Click to read article
Apples reduce bad breath...in a way June 21, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings Research has repeatedly shown that eating apples in place of processed foods entails a slew of health benefits, from improved heart health to reduced free radical damage. But do they also freshen your breath? Recent research suggests that one compound found in apples might fight halitosis, even if eating the fruit itself does not. Click to read article
Mosquitoes home in on halitosis and foot odor May 12, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings As much as we'd all like to avoid the plague of mosquitoes that seems to attend many summertime camping trips, it may not happen this year, or any other year. Recent research has confirmed that the little blood suckers home in on bad breath, as well as foot odor, which is one reason why people with halitosis may wish to try an oral care probiotics kit. Click to read article
Super smelly ferment-tastic kimchi halitosis May 11, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings Bad breath is a problem that spans continents, oceans, cultures and time periods. If you think you've got it bad, just remember that the majority of humans on this planet have suffered from halitosis, too. Take South Korea, where Reuters recently reported that researchers are looking to solve the problem of bad breath by way of a genetically modified apple. Click to read article
Folks in Peru have bad breath, too May 5, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings While it may sometimes escape your attention, bad breath is not something that just afflicts smelly co-workers, odiferous bus mates and blind dates. Halitosis is a common problem nearly everywhere in the world, and news organizations like to make much of this fact, which can certainly be reassuring. Click to read article
UK organization uses humor to battle bad breath April 22, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings It can be easy to forget that bad breath is a common indicator of poor dental health. The most effective oral cleansing regimens, like brushing and flossing, may fall by the wayside when one's daily work or school schedule gets hectic. To encourage people to visit the dentist, a British government agency recently released a public health announcement that focuses on a Twilight-like vampire with halitosis. Click to read article
Emirati commuters hate bad breath March 22, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings Riding to work, whether in a car or on public transit, can be made that much worse when a fellow commuter has bad breath. In the United Arab Emirates, where a Regus poll finds that the average commute is 27 minutes long, halitosis is one of the major stress factors reported by drivers and train and bus passengers, according to TradeArabia News Service. Click to read article
Bad breath permeates the movies March 21, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings It's a message that many people have gotten over the years, be it from other people's body language, their choice of words or even the direct statement itself - you have bad breath. Halitosis, and the urge to inform someone that they have it, is so common that it regularly makes its way into the movies. Click to read article
Bad breath marks criminals March 17, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings Though it is not exactly standard operating procedure in a jailhouse lineup, more than a few criminals have been busted based on bad breath. Recently, an all-points-bulletin was released in Southern California for an attacker whose identifying features included halitosis. Click to read article
The Swiss get bad breath, too, you know March 10, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings Even though is is one of the richest countries in the world per capita, with some of the highest measured quality of life around, Switzerland still wrangles with halitosis just like every other nation. You may feel that the wealthy Swiss think that their breath doesn't stink. Au contraire, they know it does, and they have conducted studies to prove it. Click to read article
Bad breath can reek of alcohol March 3, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings Even though it may not seem like a high priority at the time, being drunk can lead to very powerful halitosis. Individuals caught driving while intoxicated often have to blow their breath into a breathalyzer. Just this week, singer Christina Aguilera and her boyfriend Matt Rutler were arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, TMZ reports. Click to read article
Peanut butter breath has little to recommend it February 22, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings Bad breath caused by peanut butter is instantly recognizable, and if you have it, you're likely to instantly put friends and co-workers off their lunch. However, peanut butter breath is not likely to disappear any time soon. More than 90 percent of Americans have eaten a jar of the halitosis-causing paste in the past year, according to the National Peanut Board's Consumer Attitudes Tracking Study. Click to read article
Pentagon once planned 'halitosis bomb' February 8, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings It sounds like the stuff of fiction, but for several years it was slated to be a cold, hard, smelly fact. Research conducted in 1994 at the Air Force's Wright Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, indicates that at one point, the U.S. Armed Forces were considering a "halitosis bomb," a form of non-lethal weaponry that would cause unmistakable bad breath in those exposed to it. Click to read article
In the Talmud, bad breath is a major no-no February 2, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings Oral health experts at Tel Aviv University have said that the Talmud considers halitosis a "major disability." This Jewish text records the discussions of ancient rabbis concerning social interactions, ethics and Jewish customs, as well as later discussions about those discussions. Evidently, they expelled plenty of breath decrying bad breath. Click to read article
Bad breath can be caused by, and visible in, the cold January 18, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings During winter, it may not be easy to smell when you have bad breath, even though you can often see it steaming in front of you. A recent article in Slate lamented that the computer-generated steam coming out of the actors mouths in the film The Social Network was visually unbelievable. Its accuracy notwithstanding, the film highlighted a common cause of bad breath - cold weather. Click to read article
Fighting bad breath beats holding it back December 14, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings Sometimes itís tempting to hold your breath when you have severe halitosis, but how long can you reasonably expect to hold it? The New Zealand Herald reported that William Trubridge, a world record-holding free-diver, recently became the first human to dive to 100 meters, or 328 feet, on one breath of air, without assistance. Even professionals like Trubridge canít hold back bad breath forever. Click to read article
Leslie Nielsen quotes deal with bad breath December 3, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings Actor Leslie Nielsen, who died on November 28, had a long list of movie roles than touched on nearly everything: space travel, sinking ships, vampirism, detectives, loversí revenger, you name it. Here are a few quotes of his that relate to bad breath because - as the website PopMatters recently pointed out - true Nielsen fans know he could hold his breath for a long, long time. Click to read article
Unusual causes of bad breath December 2, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice While most people are aware of the common agents of halitosis - savory foods, smoking, sleeping with the mouth open, dry mouth - some of the rarer causes may fly under the radar. If youíve experienced bad breath when it seems there couldnít possibly be a reason, consider the causes below. Click to read article
Unusual causes of bad breath December 2, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings While most people are aware of the common agents of halitosis - savory foods, smoking, sleeping with the mouth open, dry mouth - some of the rarer causes may fly under the radar. If youíve experienced bad breath when it seems there couldnít possibly be a reason, consider the causes below. Click to read article
Bad breath at the movies November 16, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice Offensive breath can leave you feeling isolated, self-conscious, insecure and - if itís a particularly intractable case - hopeless. Part of the difficulty of eliminating halitosis is its countless causes. Eliminate nine of ten, and the tenth will live to reek another day. Click to read article
Bad breath at the movies November 16, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings Offensive breath can leave you feeling isolated, self-conscious, insecure and - if itís a particularly intractable case - hopeless. Part of the difficulty of eliminating halitosis is its countless causes. Eliminate nine of ten, and the tenth will live to reek another day. Click to read article
The dangers of office donut addictions September 27, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings Anyone who told you filming a movie or television series is easy was mistaken. Actors must often spend long hours on the set, repeating takes dozens of times. So it's no wonder that Steve Carell and the cast of the office regularly turn to donuts in the downtime between takes for a little pick-me-up, according to People Magazine. Click to read article
End of summer barbecues pose bad breath hazard August 20, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings With the end of summer fast approaching, backyard chefs across the country are beginning to prepare for the season's last barbecue. Grills are being refilled with charcoal or propane, chicken is marinating in the fridge and corn is being prepared to be shucked. However, in all of these preparations, few are ready to handle the inevitable bad breath that will follow. Click to read article
L.A. food festival serves up halitosis-causing foods July 28, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings With burgers piled high with all the fixings and grilled macaroni and cheese sandwiches, any food-lover would have delighted at being at this weekend's Los Angeles Street Food Festival. However, with such rich food being offered, attendees may have left with more than just a full stomach. Bad breath may have followed them as they left the Rose Bowl, the location of this year's event. Click to read article
Inmates risk bad breath July 23, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings Lindsay Lohan has spent time on the cover of nearly every publication this past week. The country is obsessed with the actor's 90-day jail sentence. The Hollywood star's fall from grace into a waiting prison cell has captured the attention of a nation that loves a good villain. Click to read article
Newcomers to Miami risk bad breath from spicy cuisine July 13, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings It seems as though the entire country is talking about LeBron James' decision to join fellow all-stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami next season. His move to South Beach has caught the attention of the basketball world and many observers expect several championships to follow. However, with the city's unique cuisine and many more opportunities for late nights out, the star will have to be careful to avoid bad breath. Click to read article