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How to whiten teeth: For a start, avoid soft drinks October 27, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice To actively whiten your teeth, try using a specialty bleaching kit. Such products can be used at home, often with dramatic results. Besides actively cleaning your teeth, you can also improve their luster by avoiding tooth-staining, cavity-causing foods and beverages. For example: ask a breath expert how to whiten teeth, and they will almost certainly tell you to avoid soft drinks. Click to read article
Herbs are not necessarily a halitosis cure September 20, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice If you're in need of a halitosis cure, you may need to look no farther than a specialty breath freshening kit, especially one that includes a tongue scraper, an odor-neutralizing rinse and a daily probiotics regimen. Such products can be a radical improvement over complementary breath freshening methods, like chewing herbs or roots. Click to read article
Be bold and benevolent about bad breath May 6, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice Nearly everyone has been in the situation, and it can be excruciating. Telling someone that they have bad breath is not news that most people prefer to deliver, just as it's a rare day that someone wants to hear it. Nevertheless, being open and honest about a friend's halitosis is just as important as treating it, since one naturally precedes the other. Click to read article
Halitosis: What it is, who has it and what to do about it April 27, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice Taking care of your halitosis can be difficult if you don't know its causes. Given the sheer number of forms that bad breath comes in - garlic breath, morning breath, coffee breath, smoker's breath, alcohol breath and many more - it's little wonder that some people have no idea where to begin treating their oral odor. Fortunately, researchers are making inroads into the condition's causes and treatments. Click to read article
Bad breath can undercut authority April 8, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice Having halitosis is no picnic, and having it used against you in an argument or a struggle for authority can be especially embarrassing. Many individuals with bad breath choose to use specialty breath fresheners into order to lessen their oral odor and to give others others less to comment on during a verbal debate. Click to read article
Aloe vera reduces bad breath? April 5, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice Plenty of natural foods and compounds are good for your oral and dental health. These include fibrous plants that can scrub away some food particles and plaque during chewing, spices that are naturally sweet-smelling, and probiotic yogurts. But using aloe vera to treat bad breath? Click to read article
Yogurt, probiotics can reduce bad breath March 14, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice Bad breath is sometimes not simply the smell of food particles in the mouth. The odor of halitosis is largely the result of bacterial growth on the tongue, teeth and palate. These microbes give off foul-smelling compounds as a byproduct of their digestion. Other than brushing and flossing, though, what can be done to minimize these bacteria? Click to read article
Physicians have an odd way of measuring bad breath March 3, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice How do you know when you have bad breath? Generally, you or someone you know smells it - though it is often a safe bet to just assume you have it. After all, an article in the Journal of Dental research estimates that at least half of all Americans have halitosis. But how do doctors know when you have bad breath? They use several methods, not all of which sound pleasant. Click to read article
TV hosts discuss bad breath on The Talk February 24, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice It can be difficult to think of a discreet way to tell a friend, co-worker or family member that they have bad breath. For some reason, many people in that situation have difficulty balancing honesty with tact. Based on a recently posted clip from CBS, TV personality Sharon Osborne does not appear to have this problem. Click to read article
Celebrity diets may cause bad breath January 17, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice Health authorities in the UK have stated that extreme celebrity diets may not only be bad for the body but also for the breath. According to the British Dietetic Association (BDA), reducing your caloric intake to a regimen based solely on protein, cabbage or even baby food can give your breath a tinge of halitosis. Click to read article
E-cigarettes, nicotine may still cause bad breath January 14, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice A relatively new tobacco product on the market called the e-cigarette is often claimed to reduce nearly all the negative side effects of smoking, including cancers, lung disease and bad breath. Virtually none of these health claims have been verified. And while e-cigarettes take the smoke out of smoking, they do not remove the nicotine, which may still cause halitosis. Click to read article
The origin and evolution of "halitosis" January 12, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice While bad breath has existed as long as there have been mouths to produce it and noses to detect it, the idea that it comes from specific causes and should be taken seriously is fairly recent. The word "halitosis" was coined in 1874, and dental researchers and oral health experts have been refining its causes ever since. Click to read article
Chlorine dioxide neutralizes bad breath December 21, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice Many dental care items claim to eliminate the odors associated with halitosis, but for the most part they cannot bust the smell at its source. Of course, maintaining good oral hygiene is key to keeping breath bearable, but it isn’t everything. Specialty breath fresheners that use stabilized chlorine dioxide may bridge the gap between bearable and truly fresh. Click to read article
Bad breath is rarely in your head December 15, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice At times it can be difficult to tell if you really have bad breath. You may detect an odor coming from your mouth but be unsure if what you smell is really there. Breathing into your palm is an unreliable way to check for halitosis, and asking a stranger is usually out of the question. Could it all be in your head? With a few rare exceptions, it is likely that you are not hallucinating and that you do have bad breath. Click to read article
Many mouthwashes may dry the mouth December 6, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice People concerned about their bad breath often take recourse in a “good” mouthwash, meaning one that has a high alcohol concentration and leaves the mouth smelling minty or like cinnamon. The problem with many products marketed as bacteria-killers and breath-fresheners is that they can easily dry out your mouth. Click to read article
Marijuana use can cause halitosis December 6, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice In a recent review of Syn, a synthesized marijuana substitute that is due to be pulled from shelves in a month, The Pitch mentioned that the substance “tastes sour and smells like halitosis.” The remark is pretty apt, because smoking any sort of marijuana can give you strong, persistent bad breath. Click to read article
Halitosis may mimic other bodily odors December 3, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice Often enough, bad breath is instantly recognizable as bad breath. The sour or rotten odor associated with hydrogen sulfide, a byproduct of the metabolism of oral bacteria, can quickly tip off any nose to halitosis. But occasionally, the smell of your breath can imitate other odors, potentially leading to some confusion. 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 you’ve experienced bad breath when it seems there couldn’t 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 you’ve experienced bad breath when it seems there couldn’t 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 it’s 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 it’s 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 is common, but it doesn't have to be October 21, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice Bad breath is an extremely common problem. Pretty much every single person in the world experiences occasional halitosis. The reasons for this are many. Certain foods, dry mouth and poor oral hygiene all increase the chances of bad breath. These symptoms affect just about everyone at some time or another, resulting in potentially embarrassing social situations. Click to read article
Avoid bad breath foods on your first date October 20, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice First dates are full of pitfalls. Despites days of planning out every little detail, there are still a range of things that can go wrong. From awkward conversation to bad jokes, there are many things that could send your date running for the hills. However, if your date involves dinner you can eliminate one potential problem by choosing a restaurant that serves food that won't give you bad breath. Click to read article
Use reliable methods to check your breath October 15, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice Testing your breath may be an important step in determining whether or not you have halitosis. It is nearly impossible to smell your own breath directly (no, cupping your hand in front of your mouth and sniffing your exhale does not work), and friends and family are often unreliable. They are generally more inclined to avoid offending than delivering the honest truth. Click to read article
Talk to your friends about bad breath September 24, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice It may be one of the most uncomfortable conversations you can have with a person. How are you supposed to tell your friend, loved one or colleague that they have bad breath? The news suggests that the person does not take care of them self or that they are somehow unclean. It is a conversation no one wants to start. Click to read article
Aphrodisiac foods may increase bad breath September 22, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice Many of the foods that increase sex drive are well known. Foods like oysters, garlic and figs can all give a boost to the libido, which may spice things up in the bedroom. However, many of these foods are known to contribute to bad breath. If you are consuming them to increase your sex drive, you may want to pay more attention to your dental hygiene. Click to read article
Nighttime dental care is critical September 3, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice Everyone has their own unique bed time rituals. Some people like to read a book before heading off to sleep, while others tend to pay more attention to their hygiene habits. Taking a shower or applying anti-aging skin treatments are a popular part of many pre-sleep routines. However, the one thing that people occasionally skip that is the most vital is brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash. Click to read article
Bad breath may hamper sales meetings July 27, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice The power lunch has become an important tool for many businessmen and women to work on deals and close sales. It is an informal arena in which they can present their ideas in an engaging manner. However, the next time you are taking a client out for lunch to give them your sales pitch, you may want to choose a restaurant that does not serve foods known to cause bad breath. Click to read article
Nature's bad breath curse July 22, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice When perusing the produce section of the local grocery story, one can't help but think that Mother Nature must have a sense of humor. We are told to eat healthy, and despite every intention to do so, we are thwarted at every step by health foods that cause bad breath. Click to read article
Celebrity oral care secrets July 15, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice While it may seem like a simple matter for celebrities - with their personal assistants and oral health experts - to maintain white teeth and fresh breath, many of the techniques they use are available to everyday people. Knowing their secrets may help brighten your smile and fix your bad breath problem. Click to read article