I've been away from blogging for a few months because I've been on an important quest -- to help get rid of bad breath once and for all. And I want to tell you a little about what I found in my journeys.
There are many different causes of bad breath, and each of them can produce their own, unique form of oral odor. It's important to know what all of these things are so you can avoid them or take the proper steps to combat them.
Bad breath studies and bacteriology have gone hand in hand for a long time. That's why today's specialty breath fresheners offer such targeted treatments -- they are the result of decades, sometimes even centuries, of research into what causes halitosis.
Here are some of the most widely discussed stinky foods. In each case, people tend to fall into two camps: the lovers who absolutely adore a malodorous meal or pungent potable, and the haters who wouldn't eat a disgusting dish for all the tea in China.
Compared to many of the other "bad breaths" I've discussed, stomach breath is probably the least common. This is because gastrointestinal issues that could lead to bad breath are usually pervasive enough for someone to seek treatment.
In most cases, bad breath from the lungs has one of two causes: either some kind of disease or infection, or something you ate or drank that then enters the bloodstream and releases odors when said blood reaches the lungs.
While bad breath has been around pretty much as long as man has, research in the science world continues to find out what is behind bad breath and how to fix it -- not to mention new advances in technology.
There are constantly new developments in the world of oral care and, more specifically, bad breath. Here are a few new studies that are worth mentioning in the fight to understand and banish bad breath.
Bad breath is often something that adults are aware of, but did you know that children can have halitosis, too? For you parents out there, here are some articles that go into more detail about kids and bad breath.