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Bad Breath on a Talk Show

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Recently, E! TV’s website posted a short clip of an episode of the Dr. Oz show where Dr. Oz smells a woman’s breath and clearly taken aback by it. While it is a funny scene, and no doubt embarrassing for the woman, Dr. Oz does state that bad breath may be a warning sign of something else and is no laughing matter. It is definitely true that bad breath is not something to be ignored; it may be a symptom of one or more of the following conditions:

Dry mouth and gum disease are often linked to bad breath. This is because the volatile sulfur producing compounds in our mouth that cause bad breath thrive in a dry, anaerobic environment. When our mouths are full of healthy, oxygen-rich saliva, then it is harder for the bacteria to thrive and create bad breath. The best way to avoid dry mouth is to use oral care products that don’t contain alcohol (you may want to check your ingredient labels) and to keep hydrated, drinking plenty of water throughout the day. None of TheraBreath’s products contain alcohol of any sort and are ideal for maintain fresh breath.

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College Students Should Worry About Bad Breath

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Winter break is almost over and soon college students will be heading back to class. Now that the school year is half over, many students have settled into dorm life, and have gotten comfortable in their routines. The lethargy of winter may have set in, and this is an especially important time for students to not let their personal hygiene suffer. Cold and the dryness of winter often lead to dry mouth, which is one of the main causes of bad breath.

To many, college is a time to party and socialize. College students are the primary demographic for pizza and beer companies – practically single-handedly keeping these food products in business. There is nothing nicer than relaxing in front of the TV with your friends, a cold one and a slice (or two or three). However, students should be aware that these products can lead to some seriously foul breath.

As we have discussed before, pizza is very rich in cheese, protein, starch, onions and garlic. All ingredients that can leave your mouth feeling less than fresh, not to mention may cause gas when digested. As if that weren’t enough to make you pop a TheraBreath Mouth Wetting Lozenge or a piece of TheraBreath’s Chewing Gum into your mouth post-pig out, the combination of beer and pizza does more to you than just make you full.

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Women Go To Extremes to Keep Up with Beauty Standards

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The desire to be thin and beautiful has been in the media for ages. The pressure for young women to attain a body weight that isn’t always healthy has driven many to eating disorders, unhealthy diets and even surgical procedures.

Recently The Sun has reported, there is a new Dukan Diet in Hollywood.  It is a diet that requires eating a diet of only protein. Famous stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Gisele Bunchen and opera singer Katherina Jenkins are on the bandwagon. (more…)

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Crisp Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Bad Breath

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Crisp Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Bad Breath

A recent article on abcnew.go.com from September 27, 2010 discussed how you can do simple things to improve your breath.

Did you know that eating crisp fruits and vegetables like apples, celery, cucumbers and carrots are natural cleansers? While chewing them, you increase your mouth’s saliva intake. So make sure to eat plenty of these fruits and vegetables – it’s not only good for your digestive health and diet, but your breath too! For more foods that can fix bad breath, read one of our previous postings “Foods that Will Help Bad Breath”.

On the flip side, there are foods that can make your breath worse.

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More Natural Bad Breath Cures

Friday, January 29th, 2010

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There are many natural bad breath cures which we have discussed so far, and there’s still plenty more to be discovered. Halitosis is common, and the cause of it may not always lie in the oral cavity, but it can also stem from the upper airways, lower airways, and the alimentary canal. Bad breath can also be caused by kidney problems, leftover food particles, poor dental hygiene, smoking, teeth/gum infections, diabetes, and haital hernia.

Bad Breath Natural Cures:

  1. Fenugreek herbal tea is usually available in stores, or it can be homemade using fenugreek seeds.  One should regularly drink this.
  2. Chew raw green guava up to twice a day to help bad breath.
  3. Herbal mouthwash can be made by taking 2 cups of water with some shredded parsley twigs, 2-3 full cloves (crushed into fine powder), mixing these ingredients well.  Feel free to rinse your mouth 3-4 times a day.
  4. Green cardamom can be chewed after having meals.
  5. Allegedly, yoga can help halitosis.  Practice pranayam 30 minutes every day.
  6. Focus your diet more on fruits and vegetables, both improving your oral health and digestive system.
  7. Rinse and gargle with baking power mixed with water.
  8. Mix one teaspoon of honey with lemon juice, and have this mixture every morning and/or afternoon.
  9. 2-3 drops of oregano oil in water, drank 2-3 times a day can do the trick sometimes.
  10. Chew two mint leaves after every few hours.
  11. Thymol and eucalyptol also can cure bad breath.
  12. Eat more foods that rank high in Vitamin C.

Also, don’t forget practicing good oral hygiene, and brushing your teeth after every snack/meal!

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