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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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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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The Latest TheraBreath Blog Reviews and Giveaways

Friday, July 1st, 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!

Christy over at HOME mom MADE has written an extremely great review and giveaway on our TheraBreath Multi Symptom Probiotics. We highly recommend you go here to read the entire review, but we will share her philosophy on probiotics. “Quite frankly there are tons of products out there that can cover up or take away symptoms such as bad breath, but they’re not fixing the problem(s). This is my main concern with Western Medicine in general which I will tackle in more detail later but soon. Take a cold for example. Modern (western) medicine will have you treat the runny nose, taking away symptoms but doing nothing for the cold. That cold is your body’s way of communicating with you. Our bodies are truly magnificent machines that can heal themselves when properly taken care of. The catch is the care. I really like TheraBreath because they line up with this philosophy. Helping your body produce saliva gets rid of bad breath. What about Cavities, Plaque, Sensitive Teeth (I’ve got several), and even Ear Aches? Your body is a fighting machine that wants to protect itself given the right tools.” We truly couldn’t have written a better case for the use of probiotics! Go Christy! Pay HOME mom MADE a visit to read the rest…it’s worth the trip!

Amber of Parent Palace opens up with her battle with bad breath, “When I wake up in the morning I have “dragon breath”, at least that’s what my son calls it. He refuses to get within 10 feet of me until I brush, for fear of having his eyebrows singed off. The main cause of this is excessive drying of my mouth due to not drinking enough water (I’m assuming), but John will tell you it’s because I snore like a rhino. Potato / Poh-tah-toe (haha.) I use to be offended by this, but I’ve grown use to it. Now, I don’t have to worry about it as much, I’m no longer the Mommy Dragon in the morning.” Was TheraBreath the answer to her morning breath? Why not go here to find out? Rumor has it she may also be doing a TheraBreath giveaway too, so keep an eye out.

Things Sent My Way has posted her TheraBreath review and giveaway. She’s tested out our TheraBreath’s Mouth-Wetting Lozenges, TheraBreath Oral Rinse, and Toothpaste. This blogger also discusses how fighting bad breath is important to her profession. “As a teacher, I spend a lot of time talking and sometimes while very close to others.  Needless to say I do everything I can to make sure I don’t have bad breath.  (I think we all remember that one teacher who got a little too close and we wished they would take a step back – I never want to be that teacher!) So I was pretty curious when given the opportunity to try a great line of products specifically designed to tackle bad breath!” Did we help give this teacher the confidence (and fresh breath) she needs every day? Go here to find out and enter her free giveaway too!

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The Latest TheraBreath Blog Reviews and Giveaways

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Heartfelt Homeschooling is back, this time doing a review of our Multi Symptom Probiotics and hosting a giveaway for a box our Mouth Wetting Lozenges. April writes, “Bless my youngest son’s heart – he deals with several oral health issues. He’s very cavity prone, unlike the rest of us. In addition, he often is battling several canker sores or even cold sores. He currenty has cavities on several baby teeth that the dentist has decided to just let fall out rather than fill. Sometimes they ache. He seemed the perfect candidate for this process.” Yes we agree, her son was definitely ideal for our probiotics. But did they work? What did he think? What does she think? You’ll have to go here to find out.

A delicious obsession has posted its TheraBreath review and giveaway. In it, Danielle (the blog’s owner and busy mom of two) reviews our TheraBreath Oral Rinse, Toothpaste and TheraBreath’s Mouth-Wetting Lozenges. By the way, she’s hosting a giveaway too so go here to enter and read her entire review. Danielle’s review is interesting. She has given each product a star rating (the more stars, the better). She is definitely honest on her opinions of the taste of our products, but also about their effectiveness, but we don’t want to spoil the fun. Stop by A delicious obsession to see what we mean.

If you’re interested in our new Multi Symptom Probiotics, but aren’t sure if you can follow the treatment directions, Leslie Loves Veggies has some reassurance for you in her latest review and giveaway. If a product requires a lot of time and work, chances are I won’t stick with it.  I found TheraBreath Multi Symptom Probiotic very easy to use and no more time consuming than brushing my teeth and rinsing my mouth like I always do.” Sounds simple enough right? See what else she had to say here and it’ll also give you a chance to enter her giveaway while you’re there.

Two weeks ago, we had posted Grandma Sez So’s part 1 to her Multi Symptom Probiotics review. Now part 2 is done – read it here and enter her Lozenges giveaway. As always, Laurie’s review is clever, funny and educational, if you’re not already reading her posts, you really should be. Find out what she noticed just on day 3 of her probiotic treatment and her tip for gargling and rinsing so you don’t drool “like a St. Bernard” as Laurie puts it. She even got her adorable little granddaughter to get in on the 7 day treatment. Visit Grandma Sez So, it’s worth the trip!

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New Research Confirms SLS in Toothpaste can Aggravate Cold Sores

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

When we do the daily routine of brushing, rinsing and flossing at least twice a day, we all have a common goal: a healthy mouth and teeth. However, one specific ingredient in your oral care products may actually be hurting your oral health rather than helping it.

Do you suffer from cold or canker sores? Then you may want to check the ingredients in your toothpaste. Research done by clinical professor of oral biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, Fariba Younai recently gave a talk that discussed sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) – a common ingredient in many toothpastes.  Dr. Younai’s research shows that SLS can increase the chances of chronic aphthous ulcers (cold sores) for people with less than perfect immune systems.

What is SLS? It’s a surfactant which is a type of foaming or wetting agent found in many of your common toothpastes. It creates the foaming action while you brush with the toothpaste. However, this foam is only to make the user think that the product is more effective, it actually doesn’t have any added benefit – actually the converse. Past studies have noted that SLS can irritate the walls of the inner cheeks, gums and underside of lips where the toothpaste has the most contact with skin.

Dr. Younai suggested the use of TheraBreath toothpaste amongst the recommended brands that are SLS-free. TheraBreath toothpaste does not contain SLS and will not have the same risk of sores developing in the interior of the mouth – just another benefit of using TheraBreath products. Not only do they keep your breath fresh, you also won’t have to worry about dealing with constant and reoccurring painful cold sores.

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