All TheraBreath articles

June 2014

Teeth whitening latest trend for wedding day
June 27, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
For brides and grooms, getting teeth to be their whitest is quickly rising on the priority list. 

French boy fakes own kidnapping to avoid going to the dentist
June 26, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
A 12-year-old boy reportedly invented an abduction story to skip his dental appointment.

Running may damage your teeth
June 25, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
A report published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports highlights that endurance runners may face a higher risk of tooth decay.

Periodontal bacteria disable immune system cells
June 24, 2014 - Oral Care Industry News
A keystone pathogen called Porphyromonas gingivalis disarms the immune system to cause inflammation in many forms of gum disease. 

Definitive Guide: Quick answers to your oral health questions
June 20, 2014 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
In the last several years, there has been a heavy push underlining oral health's role in systemic well-being. Since the mouth is the gateway to your body, it's crucial to pay attention to the small daily steps we can take to keep those pearly whites clean and problem-free. To answer your burning questions, from reducing bad breath to treating tonsil stones, here are the solutions and oral health tips:

World's Ugliest Dog Contest: Crooked teeth, bad breath and underbites
June 20, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Homely hounds have dog breath too. 

New pain-free treatment for tooth decay may replace drills
June 17, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
There might be a new pain-free prospect for fixing tooth decay.

Things to Know Before Removing Tonsil Stones
June 16, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Tonsil stones are white or yellowish clumps of bacteria that become lodged in the back of the mouth. Few people - even doctors - realize what they actually are, so if you have them or are not sure what they might be, you're not alone. Health reports estimate around 6 percent of the U.S. population suffers from these bacteria buildups, a culprit of long-lasting  bad breath , throat soreness and daily annoyance.

Dental records show westward shift in early human evolution
June 16, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
A team of anthropologists further examined an upper molar originally found in a layer of sediment dating back to the Plio-Pleistocene, approximately 2.6 to 1.8 million years ago.

Dental Therapists: New Wave of US Oral Care to Combat Dentist Shortage
June 11, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Within the last few years, a new class of dentists has emerged called dental therapists. The position has spawned in states facing oral health care shortages, but the new professionals, also known as midlevel dental providers, are being met with strong resistance from dentists.

Cities without fluoridated public water: Do you live here?
June 11, 2014 - Oral Care Industry News
Of the 50 largest cities in the country, six do not add fluoride to their water. Those cities are ...

High schooler receives $20,000 for rare genetic disorder
June 11, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Katie Westbrook suffers from a rare genetic condition found only in women that deteriorates teeth, eyesight and heart function. 

Snoop Dogg and Psy brush teeth in new music video 'Hangover'
June 10, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
South Korean singer Psy's new song, titled "Hangover," calls attention to alcohol-induced vomiting and the toll it takes on oral health.

Teeth-friendly summer food ideas
June 9, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Add a new list of fresh fruits to your summer menu. 

Men's oral health for Father's Day
June 6, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Take a look at how tobacco use and medications affect men's oral health. Maybe what Dad wants for Father's Day are tooth whitening products.

Study: 1 in 10 Americans have Diabetes
June 5, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
The percentage of Americans with diabetes has almost doubled since 1988, new research shows. Now a staggering 21 million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with the blood glucose disease, which has a potent ability to affect their oral health.

Some saliva substitutes for dry mouth erode enamel
June 5, 2014 - Oral Care Industry News
Some saliva substitutes used to treat severe forms of dry mouth - such as for people who have undergone chemotherapy - in fact worsen their oral health.

Why can't we taste anything when we're sick?
June 4, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
While the tongue identifies four primary tastes - salty, sweet, sour and bitter - your nose is responsible for the sumptuous flavors in food.

Sneezes and Coughs Travel Farther than You Think
June 2, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Imagine a cloud of gas launching from your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough. According to new research, this is exactly what happens, allowing particles from sneezes and coughs to travel up to 200 times farther than previously thought.

A new set of teeth a big present for one recent graduate
June 2, 2014 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
While some graduates are hoping for shiny new cars at graduation, Katie Westbrook is hoping for a new set of pearly whites. 

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