Archive for August, 2010

Bad Breath Remedies That Work

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Open your mouth and say "Aaah"Having chronic bad breath is something you don’t have to live with. Perhaps you’ve tried gargling with mouth wash everyday or you brush your teeth twice a day, but nothing seems to get rid of your bad breath. In this article we’ll share some of the bad breath remedies that have actually worked for many people.

As we’ve talked before in previous posts, bad breath is caused by the bacteria that grow in your mouth, especially on your tongue. There are quite a few things that you can do to eliminate the bacteria and prevent it from coming back. You don’t even have to spend a ton of money. There are natural bad breath remedies, which we’ll talk about in a moment. There are also products available that are fast and very effective at getting rid of bad breath. (more…)

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How Do You Get Rid of Tonsil Stones?

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths, are a source of bad breath. In the following video, Dr. Katz explains what tonsil stones are and how you can get rid of them.

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Bad Breath From the Stomach? The Truth Behind Bad Breath

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Question MarkThere is a widely known myth about bad breath that many people believe is a fact.  The bad breath from the stomach myth is one based around the idea that the origin of bad breath is from digested food in the stomach.  The reason many people think this is because often times when people eat a meal with onions, garlic, or other bad-smelling ingredients, bad breath follows.   While food contributes to bad breath, it is not digested food in the stomach that causes bad breath.

I understand that you may not believe that bad breath from the stomach is a myth just because you’ve read a paragraph that says it is.  However, there are a couple of facts that may convince you that what you’re reading here is, in fact, true.

First of all, your esophagus is the small tube food travels down to reach your stomach. This tube has muscles lining it that work to keep it closed to prevent anything from escaping – including bacteria and foul odors.   Also, it has been shown that the main cause of bad breath comes from Allyl Methyl Sulfide, “a byproduct of garlic’s digestion.”  The unique thing about Allyl Methyl Sulfide is that it travels to the lungs after the bloodstream absorbs it. From the lungs it can travel back to the mouth. Therefore, it’s not a case of bad breath from the stomach, but bad breath from the mouth.

Since we now know bad breath from the stomach is a myth and the true source is the mouth area, where exactly in the mouth does bad breath come from?   The three most common sources are the back of the tongue, throat, and tonsils.  However, of the three, the tongue is the biggest culprit roughly 85% of the time.  The reason for this is because the tongue is quite large and the back of the tongue easily attracts bacteria.

Since the bacteria are at the back of the tongue, it is hard to reach.  Therefore, food and other odor causing bacteria can stay there undisturbed for long periods of time. To help with this problem you can do a couple things.   First, use a tongue scraper or clean it with a specifically designed toothbrush every day.   You can also find a wide variety of Professional Formula TheraBreath products by Dr. Katz by clicking here.   Just remember that the origin of your bad breath is the mouth – not bad breath from the stomach!

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Curing Bad Breath

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

What exactly causes bad breath and is it possible to cure bad breath for good? Dr. Katz was on Denver News! to talk about what you can do to get rid of chronic bad breath. He also demonstrates how the halimeter measures bad breath. Watch the video below…

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The Relationship Between Tonsils and Bad Breath

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Huge Tonsils!!!!!Many people who suffer from bad breath are urgently seeking the reason for their bad breath. There are many theories about how bad breath arises and one common myth is that it comes from the stomach, but this is just a myth – it is not fact. The truth is that the majority of bad breath comes from the back of the tongue. However, there is a connection between your tonsils and bad breath too.

Before we discuss tonsils and bad breath, you need to have a good idea of whether that is your problem. There is a very small chance that your tonsils are the source of your bad breath. In fact, 80-90% of bad breath is due to bacteria on the tongue and only 3-5% of bad breath is a result of the tonsils. Therefore, before you jump the gun and begin suspecting your tonsils, there are a couple ways to rule out your tongue.
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