All TheraBreath articles

June 2013

New USDA standards set for school lunches
June 27, 2013 - Oral Care Industry News
The USDA has a new set of standards that prohibit foods with high fat and sugar content in school cafeterias. 

Celebrate National Toothbrush Day
June 26, 2013 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
National Toothbrush Day, June 26, is the perfect opportunity for you to pick up a new toothbrush and keep your entire mouth healthy. 

What's the Deal with Hydrogen Peroxide?
June 25, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Hydrogen peroxide is one of those items that almost everyone has in their medicine cabinet, and it can actually be a great solution for many things. Whether you have a cut on your hand, need to whiten your clothes or want to wipe down mirrors without streaks, hydrogen peroxide can get the job done. It also has many benefits for your mouth, and it is widely, safely and effectively used in dental practices today. Most notably, the solution is used as a home remedy for teeth whitening.

Enjoy national camping month with a healthy mouth
June 24, 2013 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Camping is a great way to enjoy the summer, and you can take a few simple steps to ensure you're not putting your oral health in jeopardy. 

Why snacking may be wrecking your teeth
June 20, 2013 - Oral Care Industry News
There are a number of everyday habits that can actually be causing bad breath and dental caries without you realizing it. 

America and the Dental Divide
June 20, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
For many people, planning a routine visit to the dentist may not be the most fun, but it is an important step to maintaining a healthy mouth. Unfortunately, not everyone has the resources to get semiannual cleanings to protect against the need for cavity treatments, dental plaque buildup, gum disease and tooth decay.

Poor health problems common in children
June 18, 2013 - Oral Care Industry News
Recent studies show the dramatic impact that eating unhealthy foods has on children and their overall wellbeing. 

Japanese trend dangerous and unhealthy
June 17, 2013 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
An odd trend in Japan has stirred caution in the United States after teens were caught "eyeball licking."

Cure Bad Breath on Eat Your Vegetables Day
June 17, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Your mother probably always told you to eat your vegetables, and you should listen to this solid advice on June 17 for National Eat Your Vegetables Day. Produce should be included in your daily diet for a variety of reasons, including the health and wellbeing of your mouth!

Snack on some cheese for your teeth's sake
June 13, 2013 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
New research shows that cheese has beneficial properties to protect against dental caries and cavity treatments three times more than milk and yogurt. 

Teen Habits and their Effect on Oral Hygiene
June 13, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Parents strive to teach their children good habits at a young age with the hope that they will continue a healthy lifestyle into adulthood. But once kids hit their teenage years, rebellion takes over and those productive manners may go out the window. Keeping up with good oral health habits as an adolescent can ensure that the gums, teeth and mouth are in top condition for a lifetime. Here are a few things to consider in order to maintain those pearly whites and fresh breath:

How many people actually wash their hands properly?
June 12, 2013 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Only 5 percent of people actually wash their hands for the proper amount of time with soap and water, according to a new study. 

Be nice to your mouth on National Fudge Day
June 11, 2013 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
National Fudge Day is June 16, and you can make sure to keep a clean mouth and enjoy the holiday. 

Homemade cool treats can keep heat and dry mouth at bay
June 10, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Summer treats can be big on the cool factor, but the high amounts of sugar can leave you with a dry mouth. 

Taking a Hint: Knowing You Have Bad Breath by Others' Reactions
June 10, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Do you ever notice people shying away from you while you're having a conversation? Could it be that you're suffering from bad breath? You might hope that a close friend or family member will give you a heads up if your mouth is less-than-fresh, but some people have difficulty being the bearer of bad news. Here are a few ways to make sure you're on top of your smelly breath.

Kick Your Smoking Habit and Improve Oral Health
June 7, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
If you are a smoker, you probably know the effects that tobacco can have on your oral health, but the addictive properties make kicking the habit much easier said than done. May 31 was World No Tobacco Day, so why not take a day off from smoking to prove to yourself that you can go 24 hours without a cigarette and improve your bad breath from the habit?

Find canker sore relief without side effects
June 6, 2013 - Oral Care Industry News
A popular ingredient in canker sore remedies has been highly controversial, with more research recently surfacing. 

Visit national parks and stay healthy
June 5, 2013 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Families across the U.S. are planning vacations to one of the national parks, and you can rest assured your body and mouth will stay healthy this year. 

Benefits of natural sweeteners
June 4, 2013 - Oral Care Industry News
Natural sugar substitutes have several health benefits, including lowering the risk of dental caries. 

Common Household Ingredient Poses Health Risks
June 4, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Have you ever heard of Triclosan? Chances are you haven't (unless you read this blog regularly), but it is probably in a number of items currently in your home. Developed more than 40 years ago, this ingredient that is used to kill germs and is found in 75 percent of antibacterial soaps is ineffective and potentially harmful. As one of the most researched ingredients commonly used in household products, Triclosan is going to be under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this year. Because of this harmful substance's germ-fighting powers, it is also in some toothpaste as an ingredient to combat gingivitis.

Build your salad - without a side of bad breath
June 3, 2013 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Salads are super healthy and great for the warm months ahead, but some ingredients can quickly cause bad breath. 

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