December 18th, 2009
A woman in Jamaica used a piece of wooden board to hit another woman because she had bad breath, and the woman had not wanted to talk to her because of it. She hit the woman with a board when she was walking in Seaview Gardens in Kingston, and the woman hit suffered bruises and swelling to her mouth. The Corporate Area Resident Magristrate’s Court may have the woman serve six months in jail or have to pay a $6,000 fine.
The attacker had told the court that she has been suffering from the other woman’s halitosis for seven years. According to the Jamaica Observer, she said, “Your honour, I have been suffering for some time now because of this woman. She has bad breath and she loves to talk in people’s faces and I warn her not to talk in my face.
She also added, “…but I didn’t really hit her, she came up in my face and I had piece of wood in my hand and I pushed it in her face and it caught her on her mouth.”
In turn, the RM said “…and for that, you will pay $6,000 or serve six months,” causing the people in the courtroom to laugh.
It’s never alright to hit someone with a wooden board for having bad breath, but they should have used TheraBreath!
December 17th, 2009
On Dec. 18, 2009 at 8:50 AM PST, Dr. Katz is going to be LIVE on the TV show ‘Fox and Friends’ to talk about bad foods (the ones most likely to cause halitosis) during the Holidays. On Dec. 18 at 9 AM PST, Dr. Katz will also be on their online program to talk about good foods (foods less likely to cause bad breath) for the holidays. Check it out on: http://foxnews.com.
December 16th, 2009
More people than you may think have gingivitis–up to half of the U.S. population. Some people do not even realize that they have it, and they might have common symptoms like bad breath, and/or swollen, red and bleeding gums. Gingivitis can cause complications like heart disease, pre-term birth, and diabetes if it is not treated. Most of the time, people think it is caused by a lack of proper oral hygiene or the hormonal changes that occur during a woman’s pregnancy (pregnancy gingivitis).
A new study, on the other hand, shows that genetics actually can play a major part in the onset and healing of gum disease. The goal of this study was to pinpoint various changes on a molecular level during the onset and healing processes of the disease. Research showed that ~30% of the human body’s genes are expressed differently during the formation and healing of gingivitis. How one reacts to gingivitis depends greatly on how the body’s immune system is activated. The findings of the study enabled scientists to identify certain biological pathways activated by the onset and remediation of gingivitis, including energy metabolism, immunity response, neural processes, vasculature, chemotaxis, steroid metabolism and wound healing. The information gathered from this study should certainly help scientists and doctors come up with better cures for gingivitis.
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.