All TheraBreath articles

September 2010

The dangers of office donut addictions
September 28, 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.

Gingivitis more common than previously thought
September 24, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Gingivitis is a disease that can cause significant oral complications, including bad breath, bleeding gums and, potentially, loss of teeth. However, lack of knowledge of the problem has caused it to grow into a significant public health concern.

Groups work to raise awareness of gingivitis
September 22, 2010 - Oral Care Industry News
Gingivitis is a serious oral health problem that can lead to many complications in the mouth and throughout the rest of the body. However, awareness of this serious health issue is relatively low, as many people do not consider it a significant problem.

Interest in probiotics continues to grow
September 21, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Many oral health providers are beginning to see possible benefits from the use of probiotics to treat conditions like bad breath and gingivitis. It is believed that applying benign microbes to the oral cavity may help reduce the number of odor-causing bacteria. The idea is gaining traction, as a number of groups are reporting positive results from the use of probiotics.

Many people practice poor oral health
September 16, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
With the fast paced nature of today's world it may seem like there is little time for practicing good oral health habits. After coming home from work, putting together dinner and getting the kids off to bed, it is easy to overlook the importance of things like brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash. However, experts warn that failure to do so could result in conditions like cavities, gingivitis and bad breath.

Oral bacteria may cause serious problems throughout the body
September 14, 2010 - Oral Care Industry News
Recently, several high profile studies have connected oral health problems like gum disease and gingivitis to overall health. These findings illustrate the importance of practicing proper dental hygiene in order to avoid serious complications.

Study seeks to connect gingivitis to arthritis
September 10, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
There are plenty of good reasons to maintain good oral health. Proper dental hygiene reduces the likelihood of experience problems like cavities, tooth decay or bad breath. In addition, a new study is looking at the link between gingivitis and rheumatoid arthritis.

College diet increases the risk of halitosis
September 9, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
College students have a reputation for being the primary demographic of the pizza and beer industries. They practically single-handedly keep these two food products afloat. Nothing goes better with a laid-back Thursday night than a couple slices and a pint or two.

Bad breath adds stress to meeting the parents
September 8, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Meeting your significant other's parents is always a stressful experience. The awkward conversation, the uncomfortable handshake or hug and the strange situation of how to refer to them can all make the experience troubling. However, it can be even worse if you have bad breath.

Nighttime dental care is critical
September 4, 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.

Dehydration puts oral health at risk
September 3, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
In recent weeks, the Washington Redskins' star defensive end, Albert Haynesworth has missed several practices and other preseason activities due to severe dehydration. He missed the first nine days of training camp due in large part to the problem.

Morning breath is a common problem
September 2, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Morning breath can be the scourge of romantic relationships. After sharing a night together, there are few things worse than when your partner leans over the next day for a good morning kiss and their breath smells like a rotten version of last night's dinner.

Probiotics may help bad breath sufferers
September 2, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
The mouth is full of many varieties of bacteria at all times. Some of these microbes are helpful and aid in breaking down food. However, others are less beneficial, and can lead to embarrassing conditions like bad breath.

Jesse James and Kat Von D heat things up in Texas
September 1, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
One of Hollywood's newest and hottest couples is Jesse James and Kat Von D. After a legendary breakup with one of America's sweethearts, the motorcycle riding bad boy has moved on to an occasional tattoo artist, model and reality television star.

Foodies risk bad breath
September 1, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
If there is one thing food lovers can't get enough of, it's rich, flavorful food. Many of these folks are on a lifelong search for new tastes, new flavors and new culinary experiences that expand their food horizons beyond the everyday cuisine.

Some professionals need to be mindful of halitosis
September 1, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Halitosis is not something that affects certain people in their day-to-day life. Perhaps they work outdoors, or rarely interact with other workers. However, many other individuals simply cannot avoid getting up close and personal with their colleagues or customers, making any degree of bad breath a significant problem.

Pop culture reveals the problem of bosses with bad breath
September 1, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Recently a young women claiming to be the employee of the world's worst boss quit her terrible job by posting a series of photos to the online humor site, TheChive.com. In the photos she accused her boss of, among other things, having some of the worst halitosis she had ever smelled.

Obama's smoking habit may be causing bad breath
September 1, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
President Barack Obama has been under a lot of pressure lately. Between passing healthcare reform, trying to restart the economy and fighting off personal assaults, it's no wonder he reaches for a cigarette every now and then.

Denture wearers risk oral infections
September 1, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Denture wearers may find it a daunting task to clean their dental appliances every single day. However, failure to do so could result in an oral environment that is a perfect breeding ground for many microbes, including some that cause bad breath.

Sucking on candies to cure dry mouth only causes problems
September 1, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Many medications cause dry mouth as a side effect. While this may seem like little more than a nuisance during the time that the medication is necessary, the condition could have a serious long term impact on individuals' oral health.

Wet weather causes dry mouth, bad breath
September 1, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
As the warm, dry months of summer come to a close, residents in many parts of the country are bracing for wetter weather. While this may mean good things for their lawns and gardens, it may harm their oral health and contribute to bad breath.

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