All TheraBreath articles
Mexican food chains spread, bad breath comes along for the ride
May 25, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
A paper released by RNCOS Industry Research Solutions indicates that the Mexican food industry has grown - and, presumably, that thousands of satisfied Americans leave such restaurants with bad breath.
Bad breath can signify something more
May 23, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
When is bad breath its own condition, and when does it indicate something more? It all depends on a person's physiological condition. An article at the independent news website The Faster Times provides an example.
Clubbers trade one kind of halitosis for another
May 20, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
If you don't miss the days when people could court bad breath by smoking indoors, including in bars, restaurants and night clubs, you're probably not alone. However, a recent study has revealed that statewide bans of smoking in clubs has led to an unintended consequence - namely, that it's much easier to smell clubbers' body odor now.
Do crooked teeth equal bad breath?
May 19, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
It's a common question, but whether or not teeth are straight does not affect halitosis as much as you might think. Sure, having healthy, white, straight teeth typically indicates good oral hygiene habits, but that doesn't mean that it is impossible to avoid bad breath with teeth that aren't picket-fence straight.
Talk about chronic bad breath...
May 19, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
While studies conflict as to whether marijuana smoke is any more or less harmful than that of cigarettes, one thing is for sure: cannabis use causes bad breath. Individuals who think otherwise may consider using a specialty breath freshening rinse, not to mention avoiding all illegal drugs.
Milk can cause bad breath in two distinct ways
May 16, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Though the term may sound exotic or made up, "milk breath" is a very real condition, one that your nose usually recognizes instantly. It is caused by dairy products, and can come about in two separate ways.
Why bad breath? Because your mouth has more bacteria than a toilet seat
May 16, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
While halitosis can occasionally seem like a biblical affliction or a karmic punishment, most researchers will tell you that oral odor boils down to one primary cause - bacteria. The reason oral care probiotics work so well is that they replace the source of bad breath itself.
The science of halitosis has come pretty far since the Civil War
May 13, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
The Civil War gave the U.S. a number of cultural institutions that survive today. Embalming was not widespread before the conflict, but the need to ship bodies home made it essential for the first time. The term "red tape," meaning bureaucratic paperwork, became popular, although it had been used before then. However, one thing the Civil War did not improve was knowledge of halitosis.
Hay fever causes bad breath?
May 12, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
In a way, it does. One of the primary causes of halitosis is post-nasal drip, and every spring millions Americans find their throats and palates coated with mucus caused by seasonal allergies.
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.
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.
What would you rather talk about than bad breath?
May 10, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
When it comes to topics that are taboo in polite conversation, bad breath often ranks near the top, even though the vast majority of adults have, or have suffered from, it. Even among non-grata issues between friends, halitosis often takes the cake.
Researchers hope that specially bred apples will mute bad breath
May 9, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Many people delight in quick fixes for health conditions, which is one reason why Blis K-12 Probiotic Kits are so popular. However, while many oral care probiotic products have been shown to decrease halitosis, other methods of busting bad breath have yet to be proven, including the so-called "kiss apple."
The tongue doesn't have to be coated for breath to be bad
May 9, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
Almost anyone knows that the main symptom of halitosis is the smell, which can vary in intensity and aroma but is always unpleasant. However, researchers in Brazil recently explored the idea that bad breath can be detected with the eyes, by looking for tongues with a white coating.
Probiotics can keep odor-causing bacteria at bay
May 6, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
When brushing and flossing do not put an appreciable dent in bad breath, oral care probiotics may be able to take up where these products leave off. Unlike pastes and rinses that contain microbicides, probiotics merely introduce new strains of microorganisms into the oral environment, where, with luck, they begin to replace those that cause halitosis.
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.
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.
Good breath and good health need not be mutually exclusive
May 5, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
Many people believe that cultivating a healthier body means doing so at the expense of things like one's breath, but halitosis is not a prerequisite for good bodily health. For example, an article published in the International Business Times suggested that eating garlic is worth the oral odor, considering the health benefits.
Dentists explain why quitting smokes improves more than bad breath
May 4, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
There are any number of reasons to cut back on a nicotine habit, and among them is the halitosis that can come from cigarette use. A group of nationally renowned dental health experts recently answered several questions on the topic, saying that a reduction in bad breath is one of many benefits that may result from smoking cessation.
Bacteria are the basis for almost all bad breath
May 4, 2011 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Since almost all oral odor originates in a biofilm that coats the tongue and palate, using an oral care probiotic product can be a good idea when you have halitosis. Recently, a group of dental health experts explored the causes, both oral and extra-oral, of bad breath.
ADA council weighs causes, prevalence of bad breath
May 3, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
If you've ever wondered what percentage of Americans suffer from bad breath, you may be happy to know that the American Dental Association (ADA) has pondered the same exact thing and come to some surprising conclusions.
Cancer survivor says onion breath was small price to pay for survival
May 2, 2011 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Of the many species of halitosis, onion breath is one of the most recognizable. Along with coffee breath, garlic breath and smoker's breath, it is hard to mistake the smell of raw onions on the air an individual breathes out. However, one Irish citizen has reported actually courting bad breath in the pursuit of better health.