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The Latest TheraBreath Blog Reviews and Giveaways

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

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!

Shawna is a Mommy Who Loves Giveaways! She held a TheraBreath giveaway around Valentine’s Day and now she’s posted her TheraBreath Review. She wrote that “I was a little hesitant at first because I do have dentures but I was pleasantly surprised when they arrived.”  She wasn’t the only TheraBreath product tester in her house, her husband and daughter tried them out too! Find out what they thought by going here.

Katie is hosting a TheraBreath giveaway and has posted her review on her blog Life with the D’s.  She has reviewed our Oral Rinse, Toothpaste and Mouth Wetting Lozenges. Go here to enter for a chance to win your own TheraBreath toothpaste and oral rinse. Katie reviews each product thoroughly and even has some tips and uses for TheraBreath products. Find out which product she relies on for stopping morning breath and why she was hesitant to try our toothpaste.

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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Are Video Games One of the Causes of Halitosis?

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Could video games be one of the many causes of halitosis? Before you scoff or write the idea off as balderdash, remember that many activities can contribute to bad breath in subtle but undeniably real ways.

A similar question was asked in a recent edition of The Straight Dope, a nationally syndicated question-and-answer newspaper column. A reader wrote in to inquire of writer and resident expert Cecil Adams: What is the influence of video games on the human mind?

In responding, Adams made this comment: “The common view…is that video games rot your mind, sap your strength and probably give you acne and bad breath.”

This statement begs the question, can video games actually give you bad breath? And if so, how might they do it? While there’s not a lot of research on the subject, it’s pretty easy to demonstrate that, yes, video games are indeed one of the causes of halitosis. Fortunately, this form of bad breath is easily resolved through the use of specialty breath freshening products.

Studies have addressed dozens of health problems related to video gaming, including dark rings under the eyes, joint stiffness, vision damage, muscular strain and repetitive stress injuries with whimsical names, like “Playstation thumb” and “Nintendinitis.”

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Is Bad Breath Ever a Good Thing?

Monday, March 5th, 2012

It’s hard to make the case that bad breath could ever be a boon to anyone. After all, we’re talking about the kind of lingering dental odor that can offend coworkers, irritate fellow bus passengers, strain relationships or even ward off potential suitors. Yet just this past Leap Day, news sources nationwide announced that, in at least one situation, halitosis might actually help rather than harm.

Consider this headline from MSNBC’s The Body Odd: “This Is the Only Time Bad Breath Is a Good Thing.” Or this one from BBC News, which reveals a little bit more about what’s at issue here: “Chemical in Bad Breath ‘Influences’ Dental Stem Cells.”

It’s time we got to the bottom of this. Is there ever a time when bad breath is good for you?

Well, if there is, it doesn’t have anything to do with stem cells. As you can see from the BBC headline above, it isn’t so much oral odor that’s making news, so much as a single compound found in halitosis that’s being used for the greater good. Here’s the 411.

This all started when the Journal of Breath Research published a new study written by researchers from Japan’s Nippon Dental University. The paper discusses the uses of hydrogen sulfide, or H2S, the organic chemical that makes bad breath smell a little like rotten eggs.

The majority of the H2S in your body comes from the bacteria in your mouth, which emit the stink compound into the air you exhale. Your cells also use a tiny amount of H2S to relax involuntary muscles and dilate blood vessels.

However, for the most part, this gas doesn’t belong in your blood in any significant quantity. In fact, in high doses – say, 200,000 times the level found in even the stinkiest halitosis – H2S is lethal, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

So how is H2S a good thing? According to the new study, it helps turn dental stem cells into liver cells.

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Questionable use of Triclosan in Toothpaste

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Every day we use thousands of household products, but we do actually know what we are putting on our skin and into our mouths?

A recent article published on dailymail.co.uk once again questions the use of Triclosan in toothpastes and other household antibacterial products.

The article states that “The EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety has warned that triclosan may promote widespread bacterial resistance to antibiotics and has called for further safety studies.”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is still conducting tests on Triclosan and its side effects, but has at this time stated that they do not believe it is hazardous to our health.

Triclosan (a chemical) has been in use since 1972. However, it has been linked to “a range of adverse health and environmental effects, from skin irritation, allergy susceptibility, bacterial, endocrine disruption and compounded antibiotic resistance” according to beyondpesticides.org.

Triclosan is proven to help with preventing plaque and gum disease. The chemical does have antibacterial and antifungal properties.  But is using it worth the potential risks?

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TheraBreath is coming to Dr. Oz, the Doctors, and the Price is Right

Friday, October 28th, 2011

REMINDER: Our final BONUS PAK SALE of the year is ALMOST OVER!
Save up to 60% OFF our everyday prices until THIS MONDAY ONLY!*
FREE Shipping in US and CANADA • FREE Bonus products worth up to $157 • NO Sales Tax outside California
But hurry – this offer expires MONDAY OCTOBER 31, 2011

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We are proud to announce that TheraBreath is joining a number of exclusive TV shows as an ongoing sponsor starting this November. We are particularly thrilled that Dr. Oz and the oral care experts of The Doctors have chosen to partner with TheraBreath and help spread the word about our quality products. Once these medical experts saw how well TheraBreath  works to prevent bad breath and cavities, fight dry mouth symptoms, and maintain healthy gums they couldn’t wait to tell their viewers about us.

Best of all, we will be giving away a limited number of TheraBreath products to lucky viewers of these programs. Look for the TheraBreath commercials throughout the month of November on the following shows to hear about our very special offer!

P.S.: Don’t forget to take advantage of our last BONUS PAK SALE of the year. At 60% off regular retail prices PLUS free shipping, it’s the best deal of the year on TheraBreath products.

*BONUS PAK items are available while in-stock only. There are no rain checks available. First come, first served.

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