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    What are the celebrities oral care secrets?

    By Katz on November 10, 2014
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    Even though celebrities have their own personal assistants and oral care health experts, they do also use techniques that we as regular people can use to keep our teeth sparkly white and our breath fresh.

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    Why does smoking cause Halitosis

    By Katz on October 17, 2014
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    There is nothing worse for a non-smoker than the stench of a smoker’s breath. In fact non-smokers have described the smoker’s breath as smelling like an ashtray. And smokers know how stinky an ashtray can smell. So what is it in cigarettes that causes this foul smell to occur? Researchers say that there are in fact several reasons why smoking causes halitosis.

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    How to choose the perfect toothbrush

    By Katz on October 7, 2014
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    Having the correct toothbrush is essential to maintain good oral health. There are four main aspects to consider when shopping for the perfect toothbrush and by following these guidelines you will save yourself a lot of oral care issues and many thousands over a period of time at the dentist.

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    7 fascinating but extreme and odorous body conditions you have not heard of

    By Katz on September 30, 2014
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    We have all heard of elephantitis or heard about extremely hairy people and even people with bark like growths on their bodies, but here are a few you have probably not heard of.

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    Sjögren’s Syndrome and bad breath

    By Katz on September 25, 2014
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    What is Sjögren’s Syndrome?

    It is a chronic disorder of the immune system, a long term autoimmune disease. This disease causes a person’s white blood cells to attack the saliva and tear glands. When this happens the person develops dry mouth and dry eyes because the production of saliva and tears are reduced. There could also be pain, aching muscles and stiffness in the joints.

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    What are the causes of Bad Breath?

    By Katz on September 25, 2014
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    It is well documented that the vast majority (in excess of 90%) of bad breath is caused by an anaerobic bacteria that is part of everyone’s normal oral flora, which give off sulphur as a by-product of their consumption of protein, normally blood, mucous and food particles being the main protein sources.

    In the exceptional cases, bad breath can be caused by, or be as…

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    What is Dementia and how does it cause bad breath?

    By Katz on September 23, 2014
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    Dementia is the gradual deterioration in cognitive function of the brain or the brains ability to process thought. Dementia is not a one disease (the term used to describe a group of symptoms which are caused by the changes in the ability of the brain to think and/or process thoughts).

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    Liver Disease and bad breath

    By Katz on September 23, 2014
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    The liver is the largest internal organ in the body and is about the size of a football. The liver is situated just beneath the rib cage on the right side of the abdomen. Amazingly, a healthy liver has the ability to regenerate itself. It does this by repairing or replacing the injured tissue. Also the liver has many cell units that are in…

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    Bad Breath from the stomach – causes and treatments

    By Katz on September 22, 2014
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    Bad breath caused by the stomach is not at all difficult to detect, diagnose and treat. It is however the worst offender for bad breath an boy does it stink. Bad breath associated with gastrointestinal diseases is foul smelling to say the least. If you need proof of this just think of a person who has burped in your face. Not a nice memory…

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    Can the lungs cause bad breath?

    By Katz on September 22, 2014
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    Lung breath is the result of two things: infection and disease or it could be from something that you have eaten or drank, that has entered into your bloodstream, and once having reached the lungs, will then release these bad smelling odours. Let’s firstly tackle the disease angle.

    Any lung disease or disorder will lead to bad breath. Lung cancer usually causes a distinct breath…

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    Diabetes and bad breath

    By Katz on September 19, 2014
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    Diabetes. It is sad that so many people who suffer from this illness do not realise that they have bad breath, and even sadder the fact that it could be easily remedied.

    The simplest way in which someone who has diabetes can control their bad breath is by keeping a close eye on their blood sugar. The easiest way to do this would be to…

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    What is the link between Acid Reflux and bad breath?

    By Katz on September 19, 2014
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    Are you suffering from bad breath even after brushing and flossing? Are you sucking constantly on fresh breath mints with no improvement for that bad breath? Maybe it’s time to start looking for the cause of your bad breath in other areas and not just in your mouth. One of the causes for your bad breath could be acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease,…

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    Dentures and how they could be the cause of that bad breath

    By Katz on September 18, 2014
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    In the same way that bad breath bacteria and debris sticks to natural teeth, they also stick to dentures. And if not kept properly clean the dentures can cause bad breath and other nasty oral diseases as well.

    By preventing this from happening, people with dentures need to make sure they follow two rules.

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    Tooth decay causes bad breath

    By Katz on September 18, 2014
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    Tooth decay is when bacteria destroy the enamel of the teeth. This happens if you don’t rinse your mouth out after you have eaten. The residue of food particles will build up on your tongue, gums and teeth, providing bacteria with the perfect place to grow and multiply. The name of the main bacteria at work here is Streptococcus mutans, and this bacteria absolutely…

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    Deteriorating fillings can be the cause Bad Breath?

    By Katz on September 17, 2014
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    One of the first signs that a filling is deteriorating is that metallic taste in your mouth. As with everything else in this life, the old silver mercury filling will start to corrode. The filling might even start to break down and leave that part of the tooth exposed to bacteria, and once that happens could also lead to a bad taste in your…

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    Dry Mouth, what causes dry mouth and why it causes bad breath

    By Katz on September 9, 2014
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    Okay so most of us have had a dry mouth at least once in our lifetime, but what is a dry mouth really, and why does it give us bad breath?

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    Stem Cells are present in your mouth

    By Katz on September 3, 2014
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    Stem cells have many different roles, one of them being a type of repair system. They have the ability to divide forever thus replenishing the other cells for as long as you live. Even babies use their dental lamina to grow their primary teeth. A stem cell divides into daughter cells, which can either stay a stem cell or become another type of cell…

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    Gingivitis can lead to periodontitis unless stopped

    By Katz on September 3, 2014
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    If your gums are red, sensitive and sore, and at times bleed when you brush your teeth, you may have Gingivitis. Gingivitis is gum disease in its mildest form. Most people at one time or another has had gingivitis, but because the symptoms are mild, people tend to overlook it. Sore gums are not to be taken lightly because if left, it can turn…

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    Foods to avoid for better teeth and breath

    By Katz on August 18, 2014
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    Watch the VIDEO – You might already be brushing, flossing and rinsing your mouth twice a day to keep your teeth white and to prevent bad breath. But did you know that certain foods and liquids can stain your teeth and cause bad breath by feeding the bacteria that give off the sulphur compound we experience as bad breath. Below are the foods to…

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    Bad breath can cause children to be bullied

    By Katz on August 7, 2014
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    While grown-ups have more severe setbacks caused by bad breath such as being self conscience at work or having to try and hide their bad breath from co-workers and their partners, children who have bad breath problems could have setbacks aswel.

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