All TheraBreath articles

November 2010

Cold and cough can cause flu-season halitosis
November 30, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
It’s cold and flu season, and, even with the availability of shots, hand sanitizer, over-the-counter preventatives and prescription remedies, many people are likely to catch a cold or influenza anyway. Unfortunately, with either illness can come an unpleasant side effect: bad breath.

Bad breath often a reason for dental appointments
November 30, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
After cavities and gingivitis, bad breath is thought to be the third most common reason for scheduled dental exams. According to a study in the journal Current Infectious Disease Reports, between 20 and 50 percent of Americans likely suffer from serious halitosis.

Pets with Bad Breath
November 29, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
According to the 2009/2010 National Pet Owners Survey, 62% of all U.S. households own a pet. That is about 71.4 million homes. The majority of these pets are dogs, closely followed by cats.

Bad breath may be a symptom of strep throat
November 29, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Among other signs of the severe throat infection, halitosis may indicate a case of strep throat, according to a story reported by WILX Mid-Michigan News.

Garlic is good for health, bad for breath
November 29, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
According to Organic Authority, an online resource for information on produce, garlic can have a number of health effects, whether eaten in food or taken as a nutritional supplement. It potentially keeps colds and infections from worsening, may improve blood sugar levels and assuredly prevents scurvy with its high vitamin C content. It also causes noxious bad breath.

Reality star proves smoking is bad for many reasons
November 29, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kim Zolciak was caught smoking by TMZ just two weeks before announcing she was pregnant. In addition to causing bad breath and tooth decay, smoking can cause a number of defects in unborn babies.

What is a Nasal-Sinus Irrigator? And How Do I Use It?
November 24, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
When allergy season comes around, are you one of the millions of people that sneeze and get red eyes? It s probably nasal allergies. Are you constantly getting sinus headaches or a sinus infection every 4-6 weeks? It is probably the same infection that hasn t fully cleared up.

Severe halitosis may strain marriage, mints hardly help
November 23, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Though it is a personal problem, bad breath affects more than just its owner. Giving off a foul oral smell can isolate an individual from his or her friends, family and even marriage partner. As discussed in the advice column in the Omaha World-Herald, bad oral hygiene can wither intimacy and stall out an otherwise happy relationship.

Holiday Season May Increase Bad Breath
November 22, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
With the passing of Halloween, the holiday season is now in full swing. Hanukah, Christmas and New Year s will be here before we know it. This means celebrating and consuming large, delicious meals with family and friends. Along with food comas, bad breath may also be a side effect of these wonderful meat-filled and sugar-packed festivities.

Bad breath often a complication of pregnancy
November 22, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
There are many times when bad breath compounds an already difficult or stressful situation. Whether handling a first date, giving a job interview or waiting in line at the department of motor vehicles, having halitosis can make a tough situation feel twice as tough. Hence a recent rundown by the Daily Monitor’s Connie Nankya of the origins of pregnancy-related bad breath.

The Tooth Brush Debate Hard or Soft?
November 19, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings

Women Go To Extremes to Keep Up with Beauty Standards
November 17, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
The desire to be thin and beautiful has been in the media for ages. The pressure for young women to attain a body weight that isn t always healthy has driven many to eating disorders, unhealthy diets and even surgical procedures.

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 tackling halitosis is its countless causes. Attack nine of ten, and the tenth will live to reek another day.

Glee TV Star Confesses Bad Breath is the #1 Turn Off
November 12, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Emmy-nominated Matthew Morrison (better known as teacher Will Schuester on the hit TV show Glee) has been getting tons of attention from the opposite sex since the hit TV started. In an interview with he dished about what he does and doesn’t look for in a woman – so you single women may want to pay attention.

Probiotic treatments may benefit individuals with gingivitis
November 11, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Gingivitis is a growing problem among many Americans. In its early stages, the condition causes bad breath and discomfort. If left untreated, it can progress, increasing the risk of tooth loss as well as bone and joint damage.

With winter approaching, the problems of dry mouth loom large
November 10, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Dry mouth is one of the leading causes of bad breath. With the winter months approaching, experts warn that cases of dry mouth are likely to increase significantly. This may significantly impact the oral health of millions of Americans.

Gingivitis During Pregnancy
November 9, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through various (if not dramatic) changes: back aches, swelling of the feet and ankles, random food cravings, and more.

New fad diet brings halitosis to Hollywood
November 9, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings
What do Gisele Bundchen, Jennifer Lopez and renowned opera singer Katherine Jenkins have in common? They all recently started a diet that is known to cause bad breath, among other unsavory side effects.

Kanye s Diamond Teeth
November 5, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings

Simple changes may help you improve your breath
November 5, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
If you have bad breath, you are likely aware of the problems it can cause in your life. The social shunning and whispers at the workplace can make it extremely difficult to have any self-confidence. This lack of assurance can interfere with your relationships and professional life. However, it doesn't need to be this way.

Study recommends wider use of probiotics
November 4, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
Evidence continues to mount suggesting that probiotics may play a large role in oral health. Studies have found that this treatment may prevent the growth of bacteria that has been shown to cause bad breath, gum disease and cavities. Increasing intake of the beneficial microbes may help individuals significantly improve the condition of their mouths.

Parents can help their kids focus on oral health
November 3, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Kids are more prone to bad breath than just about anyone. They are generally uninterested in brushing or rinsing with mouthwash. To make matters worse, the sweet tooth of a child is generally unmatched by adults. These factors often combine to result in powerful halitosis in children.

Experts call for oral health to made a higher priority
November 2, 2010 - Oral Care Industry News
Oral health is often overlooked. However, experts say that this is a mistake, as failure to take care of the mouth can lead to halitosis, cavities and gingivitis. These problems can grow even larger, as several recent studies have found that infections in the mouth can spread to other areas of the body.

Natural halitosis cures may not live up to the hype
November 2, 2010 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
The world is awash in remedies for bad breath. The so-called "natural" approach to oral care is becoming particularly popular. Supposed experts recommend all kind of herbs, vitamins and other quick fixes for halitosis that they claim are superior options.

?Mad Men?s? Jessica Pare Talks Teeth
November 1, 2010 - Fresh Breath Happenings

One day of candy may not be so bad for teeth
November 1, 2010 - The Science of Bad Breath
While you may be regretting all the Halloween candy you ate this weekend, the findings of a new study may come as comfort. Researchers from Temple University found that the volume of sweets consumed doesn't affect oral health nearly as much as the frequency of consumption.

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