December 15th, 2009
So, who are the celebrities known for having the best teeth? If you’ve heard the news lately, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt have topped the polls on “best looking teeth“. Julia Roberts has been famous for her white teeth for years now. Her smile is one of the most memorable in Hollywood, and after topping a recent survey for the best teeth among the stars, she still is ranked the star with the best smile according to most cosmetic dentists. This makes up for the fact that she reportedly had bad breath from drinking too much coffee on movie sets. Brad Pitt himself ranked #1 for best male celebrity smile in 2008, whereas David Beckham ranked second on that same list that year.
Who else has a great smile in Hollywood? Halle Berry was voted the #1 female celebrity who had the best smile in 2006, according to the AACD. Also, in 2006, surveys said that Mathew McConaughey had the best male celebrity smile. Mathew had also stated that he had somewhat of an obsession with his teeth! AACD chose Eva Mendes as the celebrity with the “most glamorous smile” in 2006-2007. Will Smith and Anne Hathaway are generally near the top of the best smile lists. Hilary Duff was voted by 40% of survey respondents for having the best smile among the teen stars. Last but not least, the controversial Tiger Woods has been known to dominate the vote for the greatest smile among male athletes.
Source: California Dentist
December 11th, 2009
According to Air America, people refer to Dr. Harold Katz as the “final authority” on breath. Dr. Katz has been on countless televsion shows like the CBS Early Show, The View, and he’s helped millions of people around the globe get fresher breath. Some of his main areas of expertise are halitosis, dry mouth, and tonsil stones. He went on The Lionel Show on December 11, 2009 to talk about “The Horrors of Holiday Halitosis”. It’s definitely not a joking manner, especially if you’re standing under a mistletoe.
December 10th, 2009
If you’re looking for a gift to give that is less than loving, why not get someone a “Halitosis Detector“? This device measures bad breath and categorizes it into four different stages. There are even some versions that have an alcohol meter. All you have to do is breathe on a sensor above the screen, and the results are shown in the form of a smily face, shocked face, and so on. The best thing about it is that you can carry it around in your pocket. Yeah, sometimes the truth hurts, but it’s better than scaring away others and hearing about it from your boyfriend/girlfriend, friends, coworkers, and complete strangers!
[The photo above is an example of one of the halitosis detectors sold right now.]
December 9th, 2009
Sometimes brushing your teeth after eating onions or garlic won’t stop you from having bad breath. Garlic can stay in your lungs for 1-2 days after you consume it! Therefore, making your breath fresh after eating onions and garlic is more complex than brushing your teeth and gargling. Here are some pointers:
- Try drinking some green or mint tea after consuming garlic/onions.
- Eat a lemon/drink lemonade.
- Chew on parsley, mint leaves, or other strong-tasting fresh herbs
- Try eating mixed veggies crushed into a mashed potato like mushrooms, carrots, and other types.
- Chew mint/spearmint flavored gum
- Drink a small amount of alcohol because it can kill the bacteria that feeds on leftover food in the oral cavity.
- Eat a hard cheese like cheddar or swiss (not American) to cover up the smell
- You can try to use a smaller amount of onion or garlic while cooking
- Use a spoon to clean off your tongue if you don’t have access to a tongue scraper
- Don’t forget to brush your teeth and rinse out your mouth, of course.
December 8th, 2009
Many celebrities are currently tackling unconventional causes. For instance, Daryl Hannah got arrested and chained herself to a tree while protesting everything from mountaintop coal removal mining to other causes, like the destruction of a South Los Angeles community garden. Steve-O from Jackass is protesting frog dissection in science class, and Madonna is helping out Romanian gypsies. Now, Jennie Garth is taking on bad breath, one of the most daunting tasks of all. According to sources, the former ‘Beverly Hils 90210′ and ‘Dancing With The Stars’ television star has already teamed up with an oral hygiene product line to have workshiops for children in the Los Angeles region. These workshops are supposed to encourage everyone to practice proper oral hygiene, thus keeping their teeth white, clean, and healthy, as well as maintaining fresh breath. Halitosis affects more than 50% of the population, so hopefully the workshops will prove useful! Who wants to smell dragon breath, anyway?