Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Katz’

Bad Breath 101 – An Interview with Dr. Katz

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Get to know our very own Dr. Katz a little better by reading his recent interview on what causes bad breath and how to avoid it. Check it out: http://1dental.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/bad-breath-101-katz/. Learn how he got started fixing bad breath, what he’s up to now and what he loves the most about his job.

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The Tooth Brush Debate – Hard or Soft?

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Have you ever taken a stroll down the toothbrush aisle and noticed all of the choices one has to make? There are toothbrushes of all shapes, sizes, colors and hardness. Toothbrushes range from hard to soft, but in recent years, “hard” or “firm” tooth brushes have become scarcer.

Why is this? Well just because you are using a hard toothbrush doesn’t mean you are doing your gums and teeth any favors. In fact, you may be damaging them more than taking care of them. Dr. Katz recommends a supersoft toothbrush.  This is much less damaging on gums and allows you to brush much more thoroughly. It is important to do a thorough job when brushing your teeth, but make sure you are doing it gently and angling the toothbrush towards your gumline.

By brushing 2-3 times a day with a soft toothbrush and doing a gentle, yet thorough job, you will be taking the best care of your teeth and gums without doing any damage that a firm toothbrush might do.

So don’t be fooled by all the expensive toothbrushes with the bells and whistles. Use a simple, high quality supersoft toothbrush and put in the time (3 full minutes) to brush your teeth and gums properly.

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Dr. Katz is Now a Columnist for Huffington Post!

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Our very own Dr. Katz is now a columnist for the Huffington Post!  He wrote his first article for this newspaper today, called “Does Your Breath Make Cupid Faint? How To Keep Your Bad Breath From Wilting Her Valentine’s Day Flowers.”  He gives some major pointers on how you can avoid bad breath on a day where it definitely is a downfall to have halitosis

In the article, he mentions that some sources of bad breath are milk chocolate, candy hearts, foods with a high concentration of sulfur compounds, including onions and garlic (even cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels Sprouts!), champagne, wine, beer, and other alcoholic beverages.  Furthermore, most oral hygiene products have not changed in over 100 years!  Most mouthwashes contain alcohol, which causes dehydration (thus causing bad breath), and many toothpastes have the harsh detergent Sodium Lauryl Sulfate as an ingredient.  Sodium Lauryl Sulfate allegedly causes canker sores…and halitosis, of course.  Breath mints and chewing gum contain sugar, which helps the bad breath-causing bacteria proliferate in your mouth.  

Dr. Katz provides some tips on combating bad breath on Valentine’s Day.  Try drinking tea instead of coffee, and avoid sugar if you can.  Eat dark chocolate instead of normal chocolate, since it has less sugar and no dairy.  Eat fruits and veggies that have a lot of water like apples, strawberries, watermelon, and celery. 
 
In order to prevent morning-after breath, you should oxygenate your mouth, so keep hydrated and use oxygenating oral products like gum, toothpaste, or mouthwash before you go to sleep.  

Source:  Huffington Post

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Dr. Katz Will Be On ‘Fox and Friends’ To Talk About Bad Breath

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

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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.

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Dr. Katz on The Lionel Show- Help With Bad Breath

Friday, December 11th, 2009

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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.

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