Archive for July, 2011

Bad Breath: a marital misfortune then and now

Monday, July 18th, 2011

happy couple 6 - stay happy and beat tonsil stones and dry mouth with TheraBreath. your cure for bad breath, a canker sore or canker sores, gum disease and halitosisImagine for a moment that you have bad breath, and that it’s hurting your marriage. Would you do something about it, and if so, what might you try? In the medieval period, married couples thought about this problem, too, and they did the best they could to overcome it.

An article published in a 1947 issue of Life Magazine discussed this very problem. In the Middle Ages, when Europe was feudal and noblemen wed noblewomen, what did halitosis mean for a connubial couple?

The piece noted that because “medieval women’s main business was marriage,” ladies often bore the brunt of the bad breath burden. Women typically took the most care to be well-mannered, to avoid being excessively emotional in public, to wipe their hands on napkins and to tend to their oral odor, the source stated.

For feudal lords and ladies, this meant chewing anise, a seed that tastes similar to liquorice. Today, most wights and wenches have more options when it comes to hiding – nay, treating! – halitosis.

If you’re worried that oral odor may be disrupting your marital bliss, you may consider rinsing with a specialty breath freshener that keeps your mouth moist.

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The Latest TheraBreath Blog Reviews and Giveaways

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Please note: if you have already been lucky enough to win one of these bloggers giveaways, please refrain from entering in order to allow others to win. Thank you!

Riah of Joan & Riah’s Reviews and Giveaways has posted her review and giveaway for our TheraBrite Whitening products. Riah talks about her own background with her teeth. “Now for some background on my teeth, I was a teenager once upon a time, believe it or not… lol And back in those ancient times we did have a few topical treatments, but mostly our pimples, yes my pimples were treated with antibiotics. Well antibiotics stain your teeth and stain them bad, and it’s embarrassing… now these products don’t claim to even touch teeth like mine with ages upon ages of antibiotics causing those stains, but who could blame a girl for trying?” Were we able to help her whiten her teeth effectively in the comfort of her own home? Go here to find out and to enter her giveaway for a chance to win some TheraBrite Whitening products of your own.

Thrifty and Frugal by Debbie is back for her second TheraBreath review and  giveaway. This time around, she’s reviewed our new Multi Symptom Probiotics. Debbie opens up about her youngest child’s battles… “I’ve done a discussion about my poor youngest’s teeth issues that she was born with, during my last TheraBreath review, and how badly this has affected her life, her self-esteem, and so much more on so many levels.  Tweens and teens are so impressionable, and are at a delicate time in their young lives with the self-esteem thing, especially girls (although, boys may have it bad too, I don’t know, as I only have girls).  And having bad breath doesn’t help with any of it that at all.  Well, first off, she LOVES TheraBreath’s lozenges.  I can’t tell you how many boxes I’ve stocked up on for her, and since the teachers consider them ‘mints’ and not cough drops or medicine, they let her have them in class, which helps her a lot.” Is our new probiotic a help to her daughter? Click here to find out and to get the full details on her thoughts of our products. She’s also hosting a giveaway for a box of our lozenges, so make sure to pay Debbie a visit.

Fabulous Finds by November Girl xoxo has posted her review and giveaway of our three top products: TheraBreath toothpaste, oral rinse and mouth wetting lozenges. Go here to find out what she thought and enter her chance to win some TheraBreath products of your own. This busy blogger has tested out our products for a week. She talks about what she liked about our mints: “I really liked the gentle mint flavor, nothing about these products overwhelmed me. I didn’t have the feeling like I was rinsing my mouth with razor blades like most traditional mouthwashes I’ve used. I really love the mouth wetting lozenges a lot. I found these little mints to be my favorite product by far. I find myself using these little mints often throughout the day.” Did she like the rest of our products as much? You’ll have to visit her blog to find out.

Are you a blogger located in the United States and interested in reviewing TheraBreath products?  Just go to http://www.therabreath.com/blogger and fill out the form to let us know. Please note, we do not pay for reviews but will send the products to try at no cost.

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For halitosis, antibacterial agent works just fine without detergent

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

What is necessary in a mouthrinse, toothpaste or specialty breath freshener for getting rid of halitosis? A recent study found that while a common antibacterial and antifungal substance reduced oral odor when combined with a detergent, the latter wasn’t necessary for sweetening breath.

Research published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology noted that triclosan, an agent that can eliminate fungal and bacterial populations, dramatically reduced the scent of bad breath when combined with alcohol or sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS).

However, both of these additives need not be included in an effective mouthwash, the team wrote. Experiments conducted by the authors “support the contention that triclosan exhibits an anti-[volatile sulfur compound] effect per se,” meaning that SLS is not a requirement in a breath freshener.

On the contrary, the team noted that they could not conduct a test on the halitosis-fighting properties of SLS alone because the substance “may cause damage to oral tissues” in solutions stronger than those found in common toothpastes.

What is SLS? A surfactant, or foaming agent, as well as a detergent in stronger doses. Rather than putting what amounts to soap in your mouth and risking getting canker sores, consider using a specialty tongue scraper or SLS-free mouth rinse.

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TheraBreath’s Award-winning Bad Breath Blog

Monday, July 11th, 2011

TheraBreath is very happy and proud to announce the our very own Bad Breath Blog has won a Silver award in Outstanding Achievement in Custom Media for a Specific Blog and Best Topic in the 2011 Magnum Opus Awards.

We’d like to thank all of you readers out there and especially  those that have contributed valuable ideas and comments along the way. We promise to keep posting not only TheraBreath Sale and Coupon information, but also important and relevant articles on the latest science, research and tips on oral care.

Thanks again and keep on reading!

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The Latest TheraBreath Blog Reviews and Giveaways

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Please note: if you have already been lucky enough to win one of these bloggers giveaways, please refrain from entering in order to allow others to win. Thank you!

Kelly of Kelly’s Lucky You ask some really great questions (and gives the answers) in her TheraBreath review and giveaway.  For example, Do you have a friend with bad breath?  Do you suspect you might have bad breath yourself? Have you ever noticed people ‘give you your space’ when in a conversation?”  She’s reviewed our TheraBreath toothpaste, oral rinse and mouth wetting lozenges. Want to know the answer to the question above? Go here to find out, she’s posted a bunch of other really helpful Q&A. PLUS she’s hosting a giveaway.

In Evoluchun’s Miscellaneous’s TheraBreath review and giveaway, Danyale writes honestly about her thoughts before trying out products. “I really wasn’t sure what to expect from this although I did get it more for my mom than me due to I actually produce too much saliva so my mouth is hardly ever dry. Anyways my mom and my husband used these products and so did I so I could give you several points of view.” Three testers in one review! This has got to be good! Stop by here and see what they all thought, plus enter her TheraBreath giveaway for a chance to win some TheraBreath products of your very own.

Cristine Struble has posted a TheraBreath review in the Naperville Frugal Family Examiner. You can read it here. Cristine discusses how she uses mints to make sure her breath is fresh, but the mints themselves are a whole other issue. “But my biggest problem with breath mints is the flavor. I have digestive issues and mint flavoring is extremely hard on my stomach. When faced with no other choice, I’ll use the mint flavored products, but it doesn’t make me feel good. I’m always on the lookout for products that are extremely effective but don’t have that strong mint flavor.” We’ll she’s in luck because our TheraBreath oral rinse and toothpaste have very mild, natural flavors. But did she like our mouth wetting lozenges? Click on the link above to find out.

Cristine didn’t just post one, but TWO reviews for our TheraBreath products. But this time, she’s posted it on her own blog More 4 Mom’s Buck and she’s doing a giveaway too! Want to enter? Of course you do! Go here to enter and to read her complete review and giveaway.

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