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Bad Breath Generates Weird Science, Odd Research

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

One of the perks of being a bad breath expert is that you get to monitor the state of halitosis research. While in other fields it might be boring to read hundreds of studies and sift through reams of data, for me there’s nothing better than hunkering down with the latest investigations into the causes of and treatments for oral odor. That’s because bad breath occasionally generates some seriously weird research.

Consider everyone’s favorite new study: Recently, researchers at the UK’s University of Cranfield partnered with French fromage experts in order to find the world’s stinkiest cheeses. After sniffing and eating samples from dozens of candidates (and presumably, getting some of the worst halitosis on Earth), the judges declared a winner – Vieux Boulogne, a French cheese with a rind soaked in beer. The variety is so smelly that it beat out Pont l’Eveque (known to stain entire fridges with its scent) and Camembert (a cheese affectionately nicknamed “God’s Feet”).

And if nose-based judging is a little too subjective for your taste, you’re in luck. Researchers later verified their findings by using a specially equipped electronic sensor. Once again, Vieux Boulogne reigned supreme as the King of Oral Odor.

If you think that cheese-based scientific inquiry is a bit unusual, wait until you get a load of a study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. In it, a pair of dental hygienists from Hebrew University theorized that we might be able to use blue light to kill bad breath.

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More Natural Bad Breath Cures

Friday, January 29th, 2010

natural bad breath cure

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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