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halitosis

Bacteria and Breath

Bacteria and Breath

Bad breath is something that all of us try to avoid. We may like the taste of onions, garlic, certain seafoods, and other rather smelly food products. After eating such foods, we often take extra steps to avoid the resulting malodorous effect. Some chew a piece of...

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Dealing with Bad Breath

Dealing with Bad Breath

Have you ever caught someone breathing into their cupped hand? Perhaps you’ve done it yourself. This is a quick way to test the smell of your breath. It’s typically done before meeting someone of importance, like a date, your client, or the boss. We merely want to...

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Eating Away at Bad Breath

Eating Away at Bad Breath

There are many foods that contribute to bad breath — garlic, onions, horseradish, canned fish, and others — but you might be surprised to know that certain foods improve your breath. If you find yourself checking your breath fairly often, adding these foods to your...

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Does Bad Breath Bother You?

Does Bad Breath Bother You?

Don’t Live with Bad Breath Sooner or later, everybody deals with bad breath. We chew gum and suck on mints, or try out herbal remedies, special toothpastes, and mouthwash. Usually, it’s a short-lived problem, but sometimes bad breath just doesn’t seem to go away. In...

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Keeping Bad Breath at Bay

Keeping Bad Breath at Bay

We’ve all heard some variation of the saying, “Never turn down a breath mint, for there is a reason why it is offered.” Though we might not notice, sometimes our breath can turn a little on the foul side. We do know that foods with heavy garlic and onions, or drinks...

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Is Flossing Important?

Is Flossing Important?

Flossing is something we all know we should do, but actually doing it is another thing. Is flossing necessary? Many dental patients may think it's sufficient to brush their teeth daily and use mouthwash. Others only floss when they have something stuck between their...

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Don’t Forget Your Tongue!

Don’t Forget Your Tongue!

It’s easy to forget one of the hardest working members of your body, the tongue! It’s always there, tasting the good and the bad and helping you to speak clearly every day. The only time many of us give our tongues some thought is when we bite it or look at it after...

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