Your Health For Tag "halitosis"

  • Good news about fighting bad breath
    Mar. 3, 2021

    Good news about fighting bad breath

    General oral health

    In general, bad breath is caused by odor-producing bacteria as well as the bad-smelling compounds released by bacteria. Chronic bad breath can be the result of: Oral conditions like poor oral hygiene, gum disease, tooth decay and dry mouth Respiratory tract conditions like sinusitis, tonsillitis and bronchial tract problems Other medical conditions Certain medications Tobacco usage

  • Mouthwash 101: What it does and how to use it
    Jun. 17, 2020

    Mouthwash 101: What it does and how to use it

    General oral health

    Mouthwash, also known as mouthrinse, offers a solution to bad breath and can also be an excellent way to supplement your oral health routine. It is designed to be held in the mouth for a period of time, swished around, and then spit out. Mouthwash typically contains antimicrobial and other ingredients designed to inhibit odor-causing sulfur compounds, as well as reduce the bacteria that cause gingivitis and gum disease.

  • Minty Breath for the Mistletoe
    Dec. 16, 2016

    Minty Breath for the Mistletoe

    General oral health

    For many, kissing under the mistletoe is a time-honored tradition – but if one of you has bad breath, it might not be such a merry experience. To keep your breath mistletoe-ready, try these tips: Skip smelly foods. Steer clear of foods that contain onion and garlic. These ingredients tend to contribute to stinky breath. ... More »

  • Sometimes It's Sweet to Not Share
    Feb. 20, 2014

    Sometimes It's Sweet to Not Share

    General oral health

    Whether talking treats or toys, we're typically taught from a young age that sharing is important. When it comes to items we put in our mouths, though, the best way to show you care is to not share. That's because cavity-causing or gum-disease germs can be passed from mouth to mouth through saliva. Here are... More »

  • Is Your Breath Trying to Tell You Something?
    Jan. 21, 2014

    Is Your Breath Trying to Tell You Something?

    General oral health

    Bad breath is no joke. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to stop stinky breath before it starts. Watch what you eat You probably already know that what you put in your mouth can give you foul breath long after the plates have been cleared. Garlic, onions and coffee are a few... More »

  • Don't Let Your Bad Breath Make You an April Fool
    Apr. 4, 2013

    Don't Let Your Bad Breath Make You an April Fool

    General oral health

    Bad breath is no joke. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to stop stinky breath before it starts. Here's how you can avoid being an April Fool every day. Watch what you eat You probably already know that certain foods can give you foul breath long after the plates have been cleared.... More »