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The Hydro Floss – A Magnetic Oral Irrigator For Gingivitis Treatment and Periodontal Gum Disease

Monday, September 10th, 2007

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Dr. Harold Katz writes about the HydroFloss, an invention that fights gum disease from its very root cause by blasting away sticky plaque with magnetized water.

The Hydro Floss, a product that reduces Tartar and Bacterial Buildup, is a “One-Time Investment for a Lifetime of Health & Confidenc.” hydro floss for preventing gingivitis and gum disease It helps you get to the Real Source of Gum Disease, Bleeding Gums, and Bad Breath. The Hydro Floss combines Magnetohydrodynamics with oral irrigation. By reversing the Polarity of the ions at the molecular level, the HydroFloss inhibits the anerobic bacteria’s ability to attach to the tooth/root surface, before they reach a Critical Mass (which means the beginning of periodontal disease, gingivitis, and bad breath).

The Hydrofloss is different from other water irrigation devices. It uses magnetic technology to “pull” plaque, tartar, and bacterial debris off enamel and out from below the gumline.

Here’s a simple explanation on how the HydroFloss provides the highest level of oral hygiene, particularly when used together with AktivOxigen or PerioTherapy Products. Since most of the bacteria are doing their dirty work below the gumline, the only way to attack the cause of the problem is to get into their environment. These Anaerobic bacteria, (related to the ones that cause bad breath) can easily get under the gumline and between the teeth which can cause periodontal disease and gingivitis. Once they are there, they start to reproduce rapidly and will immediately create plaque in the presence of sugars and other types of food (Usually proteins in dairy foods, meat, chicken, fish, etc.)The sulfur compounds that they produce have a chemical effect on the gum tissue which allows it to become porous and allows other toxins to get under the gums. Once these toxins get into this area, they start to cause gingivitis, periodontal disease, bone loss, loose teeth, and eventually loss of teeth. This degrading process can be prevented by using the Hydro Floss together with Dr Katz’s AktivOxigen or PerioTherapy products. The water/AktivOsigen solution that shoots through the HydroFloss tip becomes “magnetized”.

Plaque as you know is very sticky, but scientifically it attaches tightly to the enamel and roots of your teeth through “positive” and “negative” charges. The “magnetized” water/PeriO2 solution hits the plaque & literally blasts it off the teeth by reversing the polarity at the enamel surface. Nothing else can do this. Once PerioTherapy is blasted under the gumline it will have an “oxygenating” effect on the bacteria & prevent them from producing the sulfur compounds which started the whole process in the first place.

As Periodontal Disease progresses, bleeding and sloughing of oral tissue continues, providing a food source for the anaerobic bacteria to produce more sulfur compounds. It then becomes physically impossible to clean below the gum line. That’s where the HydroFloss comes in. To be used properly, we recommend one capful of TheraBreath Oral Rinse to be added to the water trough of the HydroFloss. The oxidizing effect of the TheraBreath formula destroys the bacteria’s ability to break down the proteins and create the sulfur compounds.

Here’s What Our Patients Say after using the HydroFloss as part of their Daily Routine

Dear Dr. Katz:

“Thanks so much for introducing me to the HydroFloss. I used to use Listerine for the past 3 years, and because I believed their commercials, I though it was doing some good, but I still tons of smelly plaque and my gums bled everytime I brushed. I also had a bad breath and sour taste problem when I came to see you in San Francisco last year. You so easily diagnosed my problem…it’s like you read my mind. Every morning I use your PerioTherapy with the Hydro Floss. I can ‘t function without it my PerioTherapy “fix”! As my new boyfriend tells me, “I can ‘t stop kissing you. ” This would never have happened without your help.”… D.L., San Mateo, CA

Dear Dr. Katz:

“I just want to let you know that using PerioTherapy with the HydroFloss has given me that same “tingly, fresh” feeling I used to have 25 years ago! I thought it would never come back!”… R.M., Chicago, IL

Dear Dr. Katz:

Why is it that my dentist cannot except the fact that he knows nothing about gum disease? All I heard from him and his hygienist was “brush and floss, brush and floss” – over and over! But my gums still bled so badly that the taste made me nauseous – and believe me I brushed and flossed 6 times a day – every time I finished eating I pulled out my dental floss! Luckily I found you when I saw you on TV. You can’t believe how much sense your products made to me. I threw away my Scope, Crest, and Binaca. Now I only use PerioTherapy 2-3 times a day and I use it with your HydroFloss in the morning. My gums don’t bleed anymore and listen to this – my dentist thinks I went to a gum specialist for gum surgery – that’s how impressed he is with my oral health! Could you please send him information on PerioTherapy and the HydroFloss. Now, he needs it more than me!… S.T., Brooklyn, NY

Here’s What Dentists and Periodontists (Gum Specialists) Say about the HydroFloss

“It may prove to be the premier dental discovery of the 20th Century”… W.R. DDS, Birmingham, AL

“…The periodontal exams every 3 months have resulted in ZERO Pathology” D.D. DMD, Lexington, KY

“The overall improvement has surpassed all our expectations!’…P. G. DDS, Elizabethton, TN

“Statistically significant improvement in cases of even extreme oral disease. ” D.S. DDS, Columbus, OH

This product can be obtained at http:// therabreath.com or by dialing 1-800-97-FRESH.

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Can Bleeding Gums and Other Periodontal Diseases Kill You?

Monday, September 10th, 2007

PerioTherapy – Not just mouthwash and toothpaste:

PerioTherapy combines the finest Clinically Effective compounds that work synergistically to attack the true cause of Gum Disease and Bad Breath. Recent research in Europe and the U.S. have proven a link between an increase in oral sulfur compounds (from bad breath), which then initiate gum disease and bleeding gums (which are truly open wounds in your mouth). These open bleeding sites allow other dangerous toxins to enter the body’s blood stream.

The PerioTherapy System was designed for those who suffer with bleeding and swollen gums whether they have bad breath or not. There is a strong relationship between gum disease and bad breath, because volatile sulfur compounds (found in bad breath) are needed to initiate the penetration of dangerous toxins below the gum line to start periodontal disease. This new research corroborates our work in finding a non-surgical treatment for gum disease.

The Synergy of These Compounds has produced PerioTherapy: Periotherapy is an all-encompassing solution to your gum problem.

PeriO2: The active ingredient in PerioTherapy releases potent Oxygen molecules when in contact with these sulfur compounds. Immediately, a chemical conversion takes place that eliminates them safely and effectively. Once the Thiols (sulfur compounds) are reduced, their initiation of allowing toxins into the blood stream disappears.

Whole Leaf Aloe Vera: It is specially grown for us in green houses to maintain its high concentration of Pharmaceutical Level elements. As everyone knows even “plain” aloe vera has been used to stop bleeding as a natural healing agent for thousands of years. Tests performed at a large metropolitan hospital on PerioTherapy’s form of Whole Leaf Aloe Vera indeed confirm its healing highly beneficial qualities. We use the highest concentration of Whole Leaf Aloe Vera in the World! (Do not be fooled by imitators)

Tea Tree Oil: This is the secret ingredient in many “natural” Medications. Tea Tree Oil is extracted through a complicated process from the leaves of an Australian tree. Physicians in the Southern Hemisphere have turned to the Melalucca Plant because the overuse of antibiotics has rendered formerly effective prescription medications useless. Properly formulated Tea Tree Oil has been used in many cases as an anti-bacterial agent, when even the strongest antibiotics have failed. Our pharmaceutical grade Tea Tree Oil initiates a healing response in sore, swollen, bleeding gums.

Zinc Gluconate: Zinc is the natural enemy of bacteria. It wasn’t until very recently that laboratories decided to use this very pleasant version of Zinc (as opposed to nasty tasting Zinc Acetate or the astringent Zinc Chloride – which burns the inside of your mouth). You may recognize this ingredient as the one that is used in many common cold medications.

Fluoride: We have added a good does of Sodium Fluoride to our PerioGel for 2 very good reasons: 1) It stops the decay process and 2) It helps to desensitize teeth with root exposure (a common symptom of gum disease.

It is interesting to note that although a vast majority use Oral Care products that claim to relieve swollen and bleeding gums, gum disease remains to be an epidemic in the U.S.

Here’s just a few of the chemicals that are thrown into the mix of the most commonly used products:

Soap: Yes, there is soap in toothpaste. It is known chemically as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (check out your shampoo bottle and you’ll see it listed near the top of ingredients.) Soap as everyone knows is very drying. Consequently, it will end up producing more of these sulfur compounds. Why is Soap placed in toothpaste (it’s even in the so-called “natural” Tom’s of Maine – It’s put there to make it foam up and give you the illusion of a cleaner mouth. It has no other use and of course, our PerioGel does not contain Soap.

Saccharin: Nearly every toothpaste on the market contains Saccharin to sweeten the product. Saccharin has been shown time and again to cause cancer in lab animals. PerioGel does not contain Saccharin. We use a natural non-sugar sweeteners. For example, Crest Toothpaste for Kids contain Saccharin. You wouldn’t want to give Saccharin to your children.

Testimonials from Real PerioTherapy Users:

Dear Dr. Katz:

“I must congratulate you. One of my patients had a long history of bleeding gums. She blamed it on hormones, and soft gums, and poor diet as a child. It was very difficult for her to understand periodontal disease. Two weeks ago she was seen by my hygienist for her scheduled prophy. When I checked her, I could not believe my eyes – Her pocket depth was only 3 mm, her gums were pink, and after probing – NO BLOOD! She told me she had started to use your products the previous week instead of some other brands. The results were amazing. Keep up the good work. I’ve already ordered some to try on my difficult cases and I’ll let you know how they turn out.”… Dr. H.R., Miami, FL

Dear Dr. Katz:

“I heard you on the BBC when I was in London last year. When you mentioned some of the research on bleeding gums and how that could lead to heart disease and strokes, I waited to get your phone number. Unfortunately I didn’t catch it, but I caught you on TV again recently and that’s when I finally got your Periotherapy products. My family has a history of heart disease and what I realized after hearing you was that we all suffered with gum problems. I use your products a few times a day to make sure that I won’t have the same problems that my parents had. Why don’t other dentists talk about these problems?”…Patty Y., Rochester, NY

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Breath Capsules Don’t Work: BreathAsure files for Bankruptcy

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Even the Government Agrees - Please read the 3 reports below:

Sugar in Breath Mints feed the bacteria that give you bad breath:

Altoids and other products of that type contain high concentrations of sugar. Sugar feeds the bacteria that create the sulfur compounds found in bad breath. Therefore, it is completely ridiculous to use candy to fight an oral/medical condition. Same goes with chewing gum that contains sugar. If you are really stuck, please use non-sugar gum or mints. We provide to our patients what we feel are the 2 finest chewing gums on the market: TheraBreath and TheraBrite Oxygenating Chewing Gum.

Published Reports on BreathAsure:

Report 1: LA TIMES (2/19/01) (BreathAsure files for Bankruptcy – Will be Auctioned Off – Owners admit product doesn’t work!)

Report 2: From: Quackwatch Home Page

“BreathAsure Claims Halted By Federal Court”

Report 3: From: Better Business Bureau Advertising Review Programs, (Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. National Advertising Division Press Release) “BreathAsure Agrees To Modify Unsubstantiated Ad Claims”

From: Quackwatch Home Page

BreathAsure Claims Halted By Federal Court

The Warner-Lambert Company, which manufactures Certs breath mints, Clorets mints and gum, Dentyne gum, and Listerine antiseptic mouthwash, has obtained a federal court order to stop BreathAsure Inc., of Calabasas, California, from continuing to claim or imply that its internal breath freshener products, BreathAsure and BreathAsure-D, get rid of bad breath for hours and give users clean, fresh breath, even after they consume onions, garlic, or other foods containing aromatic substances. Claims of this type have been made on product labels, in radio, television, and magazine ads, and on the Internet. Since 1994, the Council of Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division has investigated twice and concluded that such claims were unsubstantiated.

The active ingredients in BreathAsure are said to be parsley seed and sunflower oils. BreathAsure-D, also said to aid digestion, contains these ingredients plus ginger, chamomile, and true licorice. Warner-Lambert’s suit charged that taking BreathAsure capsules with water is no more effective in fighting bad breath than drinking water alone.

The federal court order, dated November 19, 1998, permanently PROHIBITS BreathAsure, Inc., from claiming, either directly or by implication, in any advertising or promotion or promotional context with respect to BreathAsure, BreathAsure D, or any other “internal breath freshener” that:

It works. It provides users with clean breath. It lasts and lasts on the toughest offenders: Pizza, garlic, onions, spicy foods, coffee and more. It cleans bad breath for hours. It usually lasts four to six hours or until the next time you eat something that might produce bad breath. It gives you clean fresh breath for hours from the inside out. It will help stop morning breath as well as bad breath caused by garlic, onions, pizza, coffee and other foods. It is an “internal breath freshener.” It is guaranteed to give you clean fresh breath for hours. It works with the digestive system, often the cause of offensive breath. It is “America’s number one selling breath freshener.” It lasts for hours. Guaranteed to give clean fresh breath for hours. Swallow with liquid after eating or any time you want the confidence of fresh breath. It will stop bad breath caused by the foods you eat. Use it any time you want clean breath. It works from the inside out. It cleans your breath naturally from the inside out. It took a team of researchers five years to develop this unique secret formulation and blending process. It is a breath freshener. It is designed to fight bad breath caused by foods.

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Better Business Bureau Advertising Review Programs

Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.

National Advertising Division Press Release

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Lynne Collins 212-705-0120

Breathasure Agrees To Modify Unsubstanatiated Ad Claims

New York, New York — April 16, 1997 — The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. announces that BreathAsure, Inc. (“Breathasure”) has agreed to modify unsubstantiated advertising claims for its BreathAsure® capsules. NAD has determined that BreathAsure does not have a reasonable basis to continue certain claims of product performance – in terms of the capsules’ efficacy and mechanism of action. Following NAD’s recommendations, BreathAsure’s future advertising will more clearly communicate that BreathAsure® is useful as a complimentary product, or component of an overall oral hygiene program for consumers. The Warner-Lambert Company, manufacturer of Certs® and Clorets® breath mints, challenged the truthfulness and accuracy of BreathAsure’s print, television and radio advertising that included: “…works with your digestive system and it gets rid of bad breath for hours.”

NAD’s inquiry was conducted under NAD/NARB Procedures for Voluntary Self-Regulation of National Advertising and was resolved in 60 business days. Details of the initial inquiry, NAD’s decision and the advertiser’s response are included in an NAD Case Report published today.

# # # The National Advertising Review Council (NARC) was formed in 1971 by the advertising industry and four leading trade associations to foster truth and accuracy in national advertising through voluntary self-regulation. NARC is the body that establishes the ground rules for the National Advertising Division (NAD), the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU), and the National Advertising Review Board (NARB).

NAD and CARU are the investigative arms of the advertising industry’s voluntary self-regulation program. Their casework results from competitive challenges from other advertisers, but also from self-monitoring traditional and new media, including the Internet. The National Advertising Review Board (NARB), the appeals body, is a peer group from which ad-hoc panels are selected to adjudicate those cases that are not resolved at the NAD/CARU level. This unique, self-regulatory system is funded entirely by the business community; CARU is financed by the childrens’ advertising industry, while NAD/NARB’s sole source of funds is membership in the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.

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Your Toothpaste May be Giving you Canker Sores (and bad breath)

Monday, September 10th, 2007

Canker sores, also known as “mouth ulcers” plague the lives of millions of people all over the world. These small oral ulcers can make life unbearable when eating, drinking, speaking, or swallowing. Frustration sets in when your dentist or doctor doesn’t know how to respond to your questions about these annoying and recurring ulcerations.

Unfortunately, the public ends up creating their own “canker sore” problem, by using commercial toothpastes, which contain an ingredient that has been proven to be linked to canker sores. It’s called Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), and is placed into toothpaste (and some mouthwashes) in order to create foaming. (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is also the main ingredient in your shampoo).

The harshness of this chemical has been proven to create microscopic damage to the oral tissue which lines the inside of your mouth, which then leads to Canker Sores.

The Science of Canker Sores:
For discussions sake, several terms are interchangeable. Canker Sores are also known as: Mouth Ulcers, Aphthous Ulcers, Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis, or Oral ulcers.

Some people (and doctors) confuse canker sores with “cold sores” (fever blisters). We know both are painful, annoying, and recurring. Here are the major differences:

Canker Sores
-only occur inside the mouth
-not contagious
-not viral (not caused by a virus
-Caused by damage to oral tissue, often by Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, a common foaming agent ingredient in almost all toothpaste.
Cold Sores
- Mostly on outside of mouth – sometimes on the inside of the mouth, but only on “hard” surfaces (palate).
-Contagious
-not viral
-The first sign is appearance of small blisters (vesicles)

What Causes Canker Sores ( Mouth Ulcers)?
The latest research shows that certain chemical compounds trigger the production of canker sores. Among those items is something that may shock unsuspecting people. It’s SOAP. Yes, but it’s soap, inside your mouth. For many years the major pharmaceutical companies have used Soap (chemically known as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) in order to create a foaming agent when one brushes their teeth. The reason? The foam does not provide any benefits to the toothpaste, but does “fool” the user (YOU) into thinking that a foaming action is related to a “cleansing” action. After speaking to many of these pharmaceutical companies, the following excuse is used: “We use Sodium Lauryl Sulfate as a surfactant, in order to blend all of our ingredients together and make them work more effectively.” (A surfactant is a chemical agent, which allows other chemical molecules to get closer to each other. However, there are many surfactants out there that are not soapy or do not cause allergic reactions, resulting in canker sore production.”

One of the most exciting advances has been the establishment of the link between canker sores and an ingredient common to almost all toothpastes. The additive SLS or sodium lauryl sulfate may be a culprit in canker sore formation.

SLS ( sodium lauryl sulfate ) acts just like a detergent. It is used in the laboratory as a membrane destabilizer and solubilizer of proteins and lipids. SLS is used in toothpaste to emulsify (mix) oil and water based ingredients together. In your toothpaste it creates the foam you get when brushing. Since it is classified as a soap, you will easily understand, why this ingredient can cause drying inside the mouth for many individuals. The dryness is one of several factors that will lead to bad breath. To avoid this, you must stop using toothpaste that contains SLS. Also, to avoid dryness and bad breath, I recommend toothpaste that oxidizes the mouth, and mouthwash that does not contain alcohol (a drying agent).

The thought is that SLS may, in susceptible individuals, cause microscopic trauma or membrane disruption to the skin cells in the mouth. This along with trauma or actions of the immune system may lead to canker sore formation.

Recent studies have shown a link between the use of toothpastes containing SLS and the occurrence of RAS (canker sores).

The following is a synopsis of 3 European Scientific Studies:
In a study at the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway, Drs. Barvoll and Brokstad revealed a 60-70% reduction in the number of canker sores in patients who used SLS free toothpaste during the 3 month test period. Additional studies have since shown equally promising results.

In the clinical studies, patients using SLS toothpaste displayed a greater amount of desquamation (loss of a layer of skin lining the inside of the mouth). This has led to the theory that SLS may contribute to RAS (canker sores) by causing injury to the oral epithelial cells (skin cells lining the inside of the mouth).

SLS, by denaturing protective mucus proteins, may also disrupt the protective layer of mucus which lines the inside of the mouth (a denatured protein is a protein which has lost its three dimensional shape thereby becoming nonfunctional and useless). The denaturing of mucus proteins makes the cells lining the mouth more susceptible to injury and canker sore formation.

References
1. Herlofson, Bente and Pal Barkvoll Sodium lauryl sulfate and recurrent aphthous ulcers: A preliminary study Acta Odontol Scand 1994; 52:257-259

2. Herlofson, Bente and Pal Barkvoll The effect of two toothpaste detergents on the frequency of recurrent aphthous ulcers Acta Odontol Scand 1996; 54(3): 150-153

3. Barkvoll, Pal and G. Rolla Possible effects of sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) on the oral mucosa [abstract] J Dent Res 1989; 68:991

What has been especially exciting is the fact that many of my patients have experienced tremendous improvements as a result of using SLS free toothpaste. Additionally, many of the visitors to this website have also found canker sore relief by using an SLS free toothpaste.

Research is being conducted to determine what makes a person susceptible to canker sores in the first place as well as what actions and mechanisms trigger canker sore outbreaks. Among those things that may trigger an attack or make a person more susceptible are:

A. SLS found in Toothpaste and some mouthwashes
B. Allergies to Food Products and Certain Preservatives
C. Trauma from Brushing your Teeth too vigorously
D. Lip Biting
E. Stress
F. Trauma from Eating Hard, Rough Foods (Potato Chips, Pretzels)
G. Deficiencies in Vitamin B12, iron, and folic acid.

Current theories on the causes of canker sores have focused on the immune system. This research suggests that canker sores may be caused by the body’s own immune system attacking the cells lining the inside of the mouth.

The first canker sores usually occur between the ages of 10 and 20. During life, episodes usually, but not always, become less frequent and less severe. Interestingly, women often report increased susceptibility to canker sore formation during certain times of their menstrual cycle. Some women report complete relief from canker sores during pregnancy.

Interestingly, canker sores ( mouth ulcers ) affect people to varying degrees of severity. Some people may get an occasional outbreak of canker sores once or twice a year while others may suffer near continuous overlapping episodes of canker sores ( mouth ulcers ).

On the Subject of Preventing Canker Sores (Mouth Ulcers)
The most important piece of advice we can give you is to stay away from toothpaste which contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Examine your toothpaste’s ingredient section and see if it contains SLS. You will be saving yourself a lot of pain in the long run. I recommend Therabreath, created in the California Breath Clinics, a clinic that has treated over 13,000 people with bad breath. It doesn’t contain SLS (you’ll notice that it doesn’t create as much bubbles) but does a better job of cleaning your mouth. Avoiding SLS is avoiding canker sores, which no one wants to have.

Secondly, trauma to the inside of the mouth may trigger the production of canker sores. This trauma includes overzealous tooth brushing, biting your cheek or tongue, and scraping the inside of your mouth with hard or sharp foods (like hard pretzels).

Cut down on eating foods like potato chips, hard pretzels, cut apples, and hard candies which might nick, abrade, or otherwise traumatize the oral tissue.

As far as overzealous brushing, most people can not consciously stop brushing so hard, because tooth brushing is such an ingrained habit. Find a soft nylon toothbrush and brush your teeth gently. One is available here.

We know that many bite the insides of their cheeks while sleeping or out of nervousness and stress. We suggest that a mouth guard be worn during sleep. This is often very effective at preventing further oral trauma. Contact your dentist for more information.

Reactions to certain food products may be responsible for many cases of canker sores. Among the foods that may cause canker sores in certain people are: nuts, peanut butter, sea food, wheat products, chocolate, and milk.

Treatment of Canker Sores (Mouth Ulcers)

Usually canker sores clear within 7-14 days without treatment. During this time, however, the canker sores can be painful especially when people eat or drink. Treatment helps ease the pain and may help reduce the amount of time it takes for the ulcers to go away.

Other Viable Treatments:

1. Anti-Microbial Mouthwashes
Surprisingly the use of anti-microbial mouthwashes has provided effective relief for many. Canker Sores are not caused by a bacteria or virus so the mechanisms by which these anti-microbial mouthwashes work remains unclear. Commonly used are anti-microbial Oxygenating mouthwashes.

2. Analgesic (Pain Relieving) and Protective Ointments and Gels:
Your local drug stores stocks some pain relieving medications, including Zilactin or Oragel. After application, they create a protective cover over the sensitive areas.

3. Corticosteroid Rinses and Gels:
These are prescription medications that must be authorized by your dentist or physician and should only be used for severe or painful cases. The application of these types of gels and rinses may be painful at first. The most common is a topical steroid gel (non-alcoholic) of lidex applied very gently to the ulcer 2-4 times per day.

Systemic Conditions Associated with Canker Sores (Mouth Ulcers)
In a very small number of cases, canker sores may be indicative of a bodily (systemic) disorder. A medical condition known as Behcet’s Disease, for instance, has amongst its symptoms: canker sores, genital lesions, eye lesions, and dermal afflictions.

Those infected with HIV may also develop “canker sore like” ulcers.

Some digestive conditions display canker sores as part of their disorder. These include: Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and gluten hypersensitivity (wheat allergy).

Consult your physician if any of the above sound like they may be part of your “canker sore” problem.

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Why Your Oral Products (Mouthwash, Toothpaste, Chewing Gum, Spray, etc) May be GIVING you Bad Breath!

Monday, September 10th, 2007

In order to stop bad breath, you must stop the production of the volatile sulfur compounds. The only safe and clinically-proven way to do so is to “oxidize” away the sulfur compounds and the bacteria that create this problem.

For several decades the large pharmaceutical companies have made commercial products that do not oxidize away the Odorous and Lousy-Tasting Sulfur compounds created by anaerobic bacteria. Many attempt to “help” the public, but merely rely on “masking agents” which essentially cover-up the malodor and sour, bitter tastes produced by the sulfur compounds with other stronger tastes (some medicinal and minty) and fragrances.

Alcohol:

The end result was a “masking chemical” + high levels of alcohol. Alcohol makes your breath worse. Alcohol, in chemical terms, is classified as a DESICCANT, or DRYING AGENT. As you know from information in this website and possibly your own personal problem, the dryer your mouth gets – the worse your breath gets.

Here’s how much alcohol (in Percentage and Proof) is contained in the leading products below:

Product

% Alcohol

As Proof

Other “BAD” Ingredients

You may also ask yourself, “If those common products kill the germs that cause bad breath (like they say they do), then why do I still have bad breath?”

Ingredients in Oral Products

Here are some other “strange” ingredients added to mouthwash and other oral products!

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: Stop Your Washing Your Mouth With Soap!

Unfortunately, the public is unaware of the ingredients in products they use on a daily basis. For instance, nearly every toothpaste contains an ingredient that has been proven to dry out your mouth, and is now scientifically linked to canker sores. It’s called Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), and is placed into toothpaste (and some mouthwashes) in order to create foaming! (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is also the main ingredient in your shampoo – go check it out.) The harshness of this chemical has been proven to create microscopic damage to the oral tissue which lines the inside of your mouth, which then leads to Canker Sore production. The microscopic damage and “shedding” of vital oral tissues” provides a protein food source to the bacteria that create the volatile sulfur compounds of Halitosis and taste disorders. That’s why TheraBreath Oral Products have never contained Sodium Lauryl Sulfate!

SLS ( sodium lauryl sulfate ) acts just like a detergent. It is used in the laboratory as a membrane destabilizer and solubilizer of proteins and lipids. SLS is used in toothpaste to emulsify (mix) oil and water based ingredients together. In your toothpaste it creates the foam you get when brushing. Since it is classified as a soap, you will easily understand, why this ingredient can cause drying inside the mouth for many individuals. The dryness is one of several factors that will lead to bad breath.

Saccharin:

Would you give Saccharin to your children? Well, you are – when you provide them with Children’s toothpaste from some of the major companies – take a look at their ingredients.

The only toothpaste, formulated to fight bad breath by oxidation AND which does not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Saccharin is TheraBreath.

Sodium Chlorate:

This is a chemical that is NOT an oxygenating compound. It sounds like a chemical used in oxygenating products, but in order for it to even start to produce oxygenation, the pH of the solution would need to have a pH of -1 (that’s right -1!). Historically, scientific papers refer to many cases of accidental Sodium Chlorate Poisoning. Consequently, oral products containing chlorates were taken off the market in the UK over 60 years ago! (A bibliography of scientific papers on Sodium Chlorate).

Benzalkonium Chloride:

Benzalkonium Chloride had been used for many years as a preservative in eye drops and also in nasal sprays and drops. Recently, researchers in Europe discovered that this preservative was causing a great deal of allergic reaction among users. It is now estimated that fully 10% of the population is allergic to Benzalkonium Chloride.

Other studies have shown a direct relationship between BKC and contact dermatitis, another allergic reaction.

Based on these facts, pharmaceutical companies have started to produce eye and nasal drops WITHOUT BKC in order to provide better products to the public.

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