All TheraBreath articles

July 2013

By - Bad Breath Expert
Study Reveals Oral Health Link Between Soda and Drug use

July 31, 2013 - The consumption of soda on a regular basis has a laundry list of bad side effects on an individual. A new study recently revealed that it may damage teeth in a manner similar to that of methamphetamine and crack cocaine use.

Report: Dental bacteria linked to Alzheimer's

July 30, 2013 - Anaerobic bacteria has been a suspected culprit in diseases like Alzheimer's, and new research shows closer association between the two. 

America's Worst Meal will Leave You with Bad Breath

July 29, 2013 - On July 2, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CPSI) found the worst restaurant meals through laboratory tests from the organization. The winner goes to the unbelievable Big Catch meal at Long John Silver's, which consists of fried fish, onion rings and hush puppies. This massive heart attack on a plate contains a whopping 33 grams of trans fat, 1,320 calories, nearly 3,700 grams of sodium and 19 grams of saturated fat. Phew, are you exhausted just thinking about this unhealthy meal? Just imagine the bad breath that you could suffer from after eating this meal.

New research emerges on Sjogren's syndrome

July 25, 2013 - New research has surfaced finding a link between natural killer cells and Sjogren's syndrome. 

Today is National Drive Thru Day, but should you celebrate?

July 24, 2013 - July 24 is National Drive Thru Day, but you may want to think twice about what you order at a fast food restaurant. 

Is your medication causing dry mouth?

July 23, 2013 - Dry mouth is a common side effect of many prescription medications, but not everyone is aware that these drugs can create additional issues. 

What the summer may mean for your oral health

July 22, 2013 - Research shows that moderate exposure to the sun can have a positive side effect on your smile. 

A Personal Message from Dr. Katz

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Stay hydrated during the heat wave

July 18, 2013 - Most of the country is experiencing above-normal temperatures, making it even more important to stay hydrated. 

Make your wedding day a fresh one

July 17, 2013 - You don't want to worry about having fresh breath at your wedding, so you should take a few precautions to cut bad breath before it starts. 

Kick bad breath with a smoothie

July 16, 2013 - Smoothies can soothe your hot mouth and cool you off in the summer as well as help you battle bad breath. 

Stats show trends between education and oral health

July 15, 2013 - Research by two different organizations were compared to find that education and oral health tend to go hand in hand. 

Exercise is on the rise, but overall health is still suffering

July 10, 2013 - A recent study found that due to eating and other unhealthy habits, physical activity is on the rise in the U.S., but obesity is not. 

Parents should be wary about pediatric tooth decay

July 9, 2013 - Although some parents may not think of it, tooth decay is a major concern in young toddlers. 

Stay hydrated while working out

July 8, 2013 - Working out during the summer may cause you to sweat more, but you should stay hydrated to keep the entire body healthy. 

Healthy options for the fourth of July

July 3, 2013 - The Fourth of July is a celebratory holiday for many, but there's no reason why you should suffer from bad breath because of unhealthy foods. 

Caregiver's Guide to Seniors' Oral Health

July 3, 2013 - Issues with the teeth and gums are often a sign of a larger problem in the body. Whether it shows a poor diet, diabetes or cardiovascular disease, the condition of the mouth is not something to put on the back burner. Research has shown that gum disease left untreated can exacerbate these and other chronic health conditions, and affect one's overall wellbeing. While sometimes an individual's poor oral health may be obvious, other times it may only be recognizable by an expert. The mouth is especially important to take note of in seniors or other individuals with serious health conditions.

Could there be an end in sight for root canals?

July 2, 2013 - Researchers are finding a way to eliminate the need for root canals through stem cells. 

Kids' dental health dwindles in summer

July 1, 2013 - Summer is primetime for kids getting dental caries, but parents can take a few precautionary measures to ensure their mouths stay clean. 

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