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|By Dr. Harold Katz - Bad Breath Expert|
March 22, 2011 -
Riding to work, whether in a car or on public transit, can be made that much worse when a fellow commuter has bad breath. In the United Arab Emirates, where a Regus poll finds that the average commute is 27 minutes long, halitosis is one of the major stress factors reported by drivers and train and bus passengers, according to TradeArabia News Service.
March 21, 2011 -
It's a message that many people have gotten over the years, be it from other people's body language, their choice of words or even the direct statement itself - you have bad breath. Halitosis, and the urge to inform someone that they have it, is so common that it regularly makes its way into the movies.
March 17, 2011 -
Though it is not exactly standard operating procedure in a jailhouse lineup, more than a few criminals have been busted based on bad breath. Recently, an all-points-bulletin was released in Southern California for an attacker whose identifying features included halitosis.
March 14, 2011 -
Bad breath is sometimes not simply the smell of food particles in the mouth. The odor of halitosis is largely the result of bacterial growth on the tongue, teeth and palate. These microbes give off foul-smelling compounds as a byproduct of their digestion. Other than brushing and flossing, though, what can be done to minimize these bacteria?
March 11, 2011 -
Anyone who has eat a significant amount of raw or cooked garlic knows that the foodstuff can cause serious halitosis. On the other hand, those who keep up with medical news know that garlic reportedly has many health benefits, the latest of which is the prevention of cardiomyopathy.
March 10, 2011 -
Even though is is one of the richest countries in the world per capita, with some of the highest measured quality of life around, Switzerland still wrangles with halitosis just like every other nation. You may feel that the wealthy Swiss think that their breath doesn't stink. Au contraire, they know it does, and they have conducted studies to prove it.
March 7, 2011 -
Insults about breath can cut deep, particularly if they are intentionally personal attacks. Regardless of what they are, though, few individuals enjoy being told they have halitosis, especially during an argument. A recent example of this principle occurred on the British television show Dancing on Ice.
March 4, 2011 -
Not all bad breath treatments are created equal. While some effectively neutralize the volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) created by oral bacteria, others simply mask the scent. Still others claim to address secondary issues, like pulmonary or digestive problems. A patent medicine popular in the 1920s for treating digestive constriction ran into an unusual marketing problem in the '30s.
March 3, 2011 -
Even though it may not seem like a high priority at the time, being drunk can lead to very powerful halitosis. Individuals caught driving while intoxicated often have to blow their breath into a breathalyzer. Just this week, singer Christina Aguilera and her boyfriend Matt Rutler were arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, TMZ reports.
March 3, 2011 -
How do you know when you have bad breath? Generally, you or someone you know smells it - though it is often a safe bet to just assume you have it. After all, an article in the Journal of Dental research estimates that at least half of all Americans have halitosis. But how do doctors know when you have bad breath? They use several methods, not all of which sound pleasant.
March 1, 2011 -
While it is a chronic problem for millions of humans, bad breath can also take a toll on man's best friend. According to an article in the UK Daily Mail, a rescued greyhound in Essex has been overlooked by more than 300 potential owners for one simple reason - he has halitosis.