All Oral Health News articles

January 2011

Famous smokers and bad breath
January 31, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
While heavy smoking and bad breath by themselves may not make a person famous, many famous people have gone down in history for their heavy smoking. From Castro to Cosby to Clinton to Capone, smoking cigars or cigarettes has often been an individual's trademark.

Poll finds women hate morning breath
January 24, 2011 - Oral Care Industry News
A survey conducted by a manufacturer of specialty breath freshening products found that two of every five women fear that a date will have bad breath.

Foods with preservatives may reduce bad breath, study finds
January 20, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
It is well established that savory or pungent foods can cause halitosis. Garlic, onions, meat, fish and other savory or fatty foods can put a smelly funk on the breath, not to mention leave behind a film of particles that feeds oral bacteria. New research may have found a food product that can relieve some bad breath - preservatives.

Obesity may contribute to bad breath
January 20, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
Beyond dental health and diet, what else contributes to bad breath? Your body-mass index, some researcher have said. Dental health experts at the University of Tel Aviv reported finding a link between being overweight or obese and having halitosis.

Bad breath-causing tonsil stones are living biofilms, scientists say
January 7, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
Among the many things that can cause halitosis, tonsil stones are some of the smelliest. Found in the back of the throat, these small white granules are caused by the buildup up food particles in the folds of tonsils. Researchers have said that the bad breath-causing stones are actually made of a dense film of living things.

Mice use halitosis like a menu, scientists discover
January 5, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
Researchers from the U.S., Germany and Russia have found that mice often determine what to eat based on the halitosis and sulfuric chemicals on the breath of their peers.

Breathalyzer-like device diagnoses diabetes using halitosis
January 5, 2011 - The Science of Bad Breath
A team of Swiss scientists have developed technology that diagnoses type 1 diabetes based on little more than a puff of bad breath.

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