Use a common, alcohol-based mouthrinse, and you may find that your bad breath does not go away over time – or worse, that it slowly intensifies. At TheraBreath, we understand this problem. We believe that the best mouthwash is one that neutralizes halitosis naturally while moistening your mouth and keeping its pH balanced.
If you believe that irritation caused by alcoholic mouthwashes is an uncommon occurrence, think again. Numerous studies have addressed the connection between canker sores and the synthetic chemicals found in typical oral rinses. Likewise, plenty of consumers complain about the ineffectiveness of these products.
For instance, in a recent letter to the UK Telegraph’s LifeCoach column, a reader noted that they suffer from chronic halitosis, even though they clean their teeth regularly. Nutritionist Sara Stanner responded that the best mouthwash, toothpaste and dental care regimens in general are those that promote oral moisture.
She emphasized that merely stimulating natural salivation can reduce the level of bad breath. At TheraBreath, we go one step further by providing products with natural ingredients that both encourage and preserve the production of moisture in the mouth.
Consider the new TheraBreath PLUS Oral Rinse, an oxygenating formula mouthwash containing zinc, tea tree oil, green tea, aloe vera, xylitol and mint oils. These substances do wonders for bad breath by attacking oral microbes and neutralizing their odor compounds.
At root, halitosis is a bacteriological problem. Your mouth is home to billions of microorganisms, many of which are essentially harmless. However, some of these strains are not so innocuous. A few species of microbes do your teeth and breath serious harm by attacking enamel, promoting cavity formation, irritating gums and stinking up the air you exhale.
The best mouthwashes attack these bacteria without further inflaming the sensitive tissues of your gums, cheeks and palate. Inferior mouthrinses, on the other hand, can lead to canker sores and other unpleasant oral problems.
For example, a case report appearing in the journal Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology described two patients admitted to the University of Louisville’s School of Dentistry complaining of white lesions on their gums and inner cheeks.
Researchers determined the source of these painful blisters fairly quickly: both patients admitted to using alcohol-based mouthwashes far more often than the product labels recommended.
The team noted that after discontinuing using such irritating rinses, the individuals’ oral lesions disappeared in just a few weeks.