If I say the words “Fresh pot of coffee in the conference room!” in most office buildings, there will be a mad stampede to get a cup before it’s gone. We love coffee, and not just here in America but worldwide. Coffee has become one of those strange things that defines us as people, often being cited as one of the top 3 beverages consumed besides water (the other two being beer and tea).
The fast-paced teen lifestyle that has been adopted into modern culture may be contributing to a lower overall oral hygiene than we have ever seen before. From to-go bars, soft drinks, and the fast food revolution, teens are at higher risk than ever of needing massive amounts of oral care, and in some cases oral surgery.
In a world of flavored toothpaste, mouthwash, gum, and breath mints it seems like the world is trying to get at something. If we had to guess, that something would be “Bad breath stinks!” Unfortunately, all of the aforementioned solutions to bad breath target symptoms, not causes. Let’s take a look at what causes bad breath, and how we might stop them!