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Halitosis

6 Surprising Things That Can Cause Bad Breath (And One Cure)

Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul You're on high alert against seafood, garlic, coffee and gum disease. But are you aware of these stealth offenders? As a rem...

6 Sneaky Reasons Your Breath Stinks

Posted 12.10.2013 | Healthy Living

Some of the most common causes of bad breath are the most obvious ones. You know it's time to brush when you've had some particularly garlicky shrimp ...

The Quest to Slay Bad Breath!

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

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.

Bad Breath: Many Causes, Simple Solutions

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

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.

Go Natural to Fight Tooth Decay and Halitosis

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

Just because there's no food that can fight bad breath doesn't mean that natural extracts from plants won't be able to improve your dental health.

Is the Silver Bullet a Tic Tac? Improving Education One Mint at a Time (I'm Only Half Joking)

Larry Strauss | Posted 10.01.2012 | Comedy
Larry Strauss

We tell these children to speak up and ask questions -- but what if a teacher's answers contain a dizzying dose of sulfur? You want higher standards for teachers -- how about starting with our breath?

Bad Breath FAQs in the News

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

At breath clinics across the nation, halitosis professionals like me are constantly fielding questions about oral odor. Take a look at some bad breath FAQs that made the news in the past month.

Our Understanding of Bad Breath Bacteria Has Come a Long, Long Way

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

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.

Bad Breath: All Causes, Great and Small

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

Here's a lexicon -- but by no means comprehensive one -- list of the causes of bad breath, both rare and common. Some of these problems have even appeared in the news recently.

WATCH: Surprising Reasons Behind Bad Breath, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

Dr. Nancy Snyderman, health expert, joined me on Mondays With Marlo to share some insight into why you or a loved one may be dealing with halitosis....

The Different Kinds of Bad Breath, Part 3: Sinus Breath

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

I'm convinced that many people simply think bad breath is "mouth only" and can be cured with a quick brush or a breath mint. That's not the case -- there are many "types" of bad breath.

The Different Kinds of Bad Breath, Part 2: Tonsil Breath

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Tonsil breath is where bad breath/halitosis originates in the tonsils, and not in other areas like the lungs or stomach.

The Different Kinds of Bad Breath, Part 1: Lung Breath

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

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.

Specialty Products for Bad Breath Have Come a Long, Long Way

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

If you stepped into the 1800s (or sped into them at 88 mph, if you prefer), what would you do when you found that you had bad breath?

New Science In the World of Bad Breath

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

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.

How to Explain Bad Breath to Your Kids

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 12.28.2011 | Parents
Dr. Harold Katz

While bad breath can be entertaining and comical, it is also important to discuss bad breath with your kids as well as teach them to be conscious of it.

Advice and Explanations of Bad Breath From Experts

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 12.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

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.

Children and Bad Breath

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 11.15.2011 | Parents
Dr. Harold Katz

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.

Is Your Diet Causing Bad Breath?

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 09.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

Let's face it; food is a major part of our everyday lives. But did you ever stop to think that your food choices may affect your breath?

Bad Breath in the Media

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 10.04.2011 | Media
Dr. Harold Katz

If you're into staying with the latest gossip in entertainment, it can be tough to keep up. While bad breath isn't sexy, it is often noteworthy. Here ...

Bad Breath -- More Than Just A Pain?

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 09.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

To most of us, bad breath is an annoyance at most. However, there are some instances where bad breath is more than just something to be mindful of.

New Probiotics Fight Bad Breath, Ear Infections and Cavities

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

New oral care probiotics that contain S. salivarius K12 and M18 can actually help fight common oral care problems that many of us deal with every day.

How Probiotics Can Help Bad Breath

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

Basically, oral probiotics contain "good" bacteria that replace or eliminate "bad" bacteria in the body. Recently, there has been an oral care probiotic that will actually benefit the oral cavity itself.

New Scientific Studies On Bad Breath

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

Despite common perception, bad breath is not just a topic to be taken lightly. For many, halitosis is part of daily life, whether it's suffering from it or working or living with someone that has foul breath.

Bad Breath News From Around The World

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Harold Katz

While bad breath seems to permeate throughout the world, remember that is it completely curable.