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The TheraBreath Blog Reviews and Giveaways Tour

Monday, April 11th, 2011

TheraBreath teamed up with the wonderful Mel at MamaBuzz to do a tour with some of her network of bloggers. Here are brief snippets and links for each, some are hosting giveaways too.

The first is the organizer and superblogger Mel at Mama Buzz. She did a TheraBreath review and is hosting a giveaway as well. Here’s a sneak peak “There are times that bad breath bothers me, particularly in the morning. My husband, on the other hand, has a hard time, which I really feel could be attributed to dental issues. For awhile now, we’ve looked for something to help him; he’s tried using different types of mouthwash because that supposedly kill bacteria in the mouth. I’ve even started buying a new toothpaste that’s supposed to kill bacteria. More recently, though, we’ve been introduced to TheraBreath.” Read the rest and enter here.

Next on the tour is Cinnamon Hollow Reviews. Enter her giveaway and read her review here. She discusses our products and the issue of tonsil stones in detail and her blog is about “showcasing products that make life easier & a little more fun!”

April at Heartfelt Homeschooling discusses why she wanted to do a TheraBreath review and giveaway. “I elected to review TheraBreath for several reasons. One – I like the option of reviewing oral care products because this aspect of hygiene is very important to our family. Second – the web site claims that using TheraBreath may help prevent canker sores or mouth ulcers. Myself, my husband and my youngest son all suffer from these ulcers frequently.” Enter her giveaway and read the rest here.

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The Latest TheraBreath Blog Reviews and Giveaways

Friday, April 8th, 2011

The Frugal Fun Family has written a great TheraBreath review and is also hosting a giveaway. Michelle (the busy blogger) is also “a freelance writer and married mom of three boys.” Her review is very organized and easy to understand – check it out here. She used our products for several weeks in order to do a thoughtful, accurate review. She breaks each product down with a summary, photo , pros and cons and her conclusion. She’s also great about stating her opinions, like she prefers a very minty taste to her oral care products. Along with being a blogger, mom, wife and more, she’s also a great sister. “In fact, I even passed my products along to my sister for her to try–that was a big test for her, as she has a new boyfriend.” Visit Frugal Fun Family to see if we passed Michelle’s sister’s test.

Night Owls Perch has posted her TheraBreath review and giveaway. Not only is her review to the point and has a giveaway (who doesn’t want to win free stuff, right?) she’s also funny! You have to read the full review and enter the giveaway here. It’ll only take a few minutes and it’s definitely worth the trip. Aside from doing reviews and giveaways, Night Owls Perch also lets her readers know about special deals and coupons.

Do you love Girly Girl Giveaways? Then you have to stop by Monica’s blog of the same name to read her review and giveaway for TheraBreath. Check it out here. In her review, Monica discusses the difference of opinion that her and her husband had about our products. She also goes into detail about why our toothpaste does not foam or have a strong flavor – this gal definitely gets it! “It [the toothpaste] also does not foam up the way others do. These things did not bother me at all. Especially since I understand that most of those minty tastes in those products are made by added chemicals and sugars that only mask the odors of bad breath and may even cause odor causing bacteria to multiply faster. And as for the foaming, most toothpastes add the foaming agent sodium lauryl sulfate to appear like something is happening, in reality this additive has no real effect on how clean your teeth are getting.”

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The Latest TheraBreath Blog Reviews and Giveaways

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

“I hope not many of you have experienced metallic tastes in your mouth, but I have and it’s not a good thing. Knowing this rinse uses the odor-obliterating power of OXYD-8 for treating bad breath, stopping halitosis and eliminating sour, bitter and metallic tastes in your mouth makes it a must for me.” That’s Barbara of Barbara’s Beat is discussing our TheraBreath Oral Rinse in her review and giveaway. Did Barbara dig the other two products she tried from us? Go here to find out and enter her giveaway. Barbara’s Beat is a blog that covers reviews, giveaways, savings, tips and family life.

Did you know that many of our TheraBreath products are approved for diabetics? Yes they are! The Diabetic Snacker is all a “healthy eating food blog” that also covers “family friendly reviews, diabetes tips, giveaways, parent reviews, blogging resources and tips.” Barb, the blog’s owner has posted her review and giveaway for TheraBreath. Check it out here to find out what Barb thought of our products and why not enter her free TheraBreath giveaway while you’re there?

Colleen, the owner of Finding our way home opens up about her daughter Kennedy in her TheraBreath review and giveaway. “I mostly wanted to try the TheraBreath brand with Kennedy.  Kennedy does not eat anything by mouth anymore and gets very bad breath.  She has a hard time with toothpastes because they get so foamy and that makes her anxious as she is afraid of swallowing it and can not spit it out.  In the past I have been using a mouthwash on her toothbrush but it never has really taken care of the bad breath.  Plus so many are so strong of flavors (even the children’s) that I have to dilute them.” Find out if we were able to help Kennedy by reading the entire post here. Colleen is always hosting a giveaway so head over to Finding our way home to enter their TheraBreath giveaway too.

Teresa over at FunFritzFamily has a family that was perfect to have review (and giveaway) our TheraBreath products. Teresa often has dry mouth due to medications. Her husband also has what she calls “that nasty sinus breath”. Read the entire review here to find out if we gave any relief to her family and why not enter her TheraBreath giveaway too? Here’s a little about Teresa “Wife of a great man, mother of 4 adult kids and grandmother of 10 adorable grandchildren. Besides my family, my passion is now doing product reviews and giveaways. I love to give my opinion!” There are tons of great posts at FunFritzFamily so pay them a visit.

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Secrets from Dentists

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

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There are many things that people may not realize regarding oral care and its relationship to overall health.  Dental health is a very important thing and should not be neglected.  Here are certain things that you may not have known about dental care and dentists:

Pay More Attention

  • Just because your mouth may not hurt, does not mean it is healthy. 
  • Your oral health can affect the rest of your body
  • People with HEALTHY gums should go to the dentist twice a year.  Most people do not.  If your gums are NOT healthy, you should go even more. 
  • People tend to brush their front teeth more, and many people have periodontal disease in their back teeth because of this
  • People tend to spend around 2-3 minutes total brushing per day, even though proper oral care requires at least ten minutes of brushing and flossing each day.  Kids tend to spend even less time than adults. 

Bad Breath

  • Chewing gum or mints is not going to cover up the smell from smoking cigarettes.  This is because the smell is deeply ingrained in the mouth and gum tissues.
  • Most dentists won’t tell you if you have halitosis unless you ask.
  • People need to floss since brushing does not go deep into the gums.  If a person brushes and flosses properly, gets regular cleanings, and STILL has bad breath, then he or she should check into diet and health complications.

Children’s Teeth

  • Dentists may secretly blame parents when their kids’ teeth go bad.
  • Cavity-causing bacteria CAN be spread from person-to-person via saliva.  This includes parents to children– if a parent tastes a baby’s food, and puts the same spoon back into the baby’s mouth, the baby is at risk.
  • Children with dental problems, like toothaches, tend to have more problems in school.
  • There’s a significant risk of infection with any kind of mouth piercing if it is not performed in a sterile environment.  Also, tongue piercings tend to chip the front teeth.

Patient Concerns

  • Having metal fillings removed can release more mercury than leaving them in.  Metal fillings are much more durable than tooth-colored fillings.
  • People are exposed to more radiation standing outside for an hour than they are when they have dental X-rays taken.
  • People are getting teeth pulled that don’t need to be just because they can’t afford to fix them.
  • Very few insurance companies cover dental implants, even though they’re better than dentures
  • Teeth that are not aligned correctly can cause migraines
  • Bleeding gums is one of the first signs of diabetes
  • Did you know that teeth get whiter when they dry out?  If you go to the dentist to get your teeth whitened, and your mouth is left open for an hour, the teeth could be two shades whiter from dehydration alone. 
  • Cosmetic dentistry only works in a healthy mouth.  Always treat your gum disease first.
  • When you go to the dentist, check to see if the magazines in the waiting area are up-to-date…this shows if they pay attention to detail.

Here is an interesting quote by dentist Damian Dachowski: “When someone meets you for the first time, the first thing they notice is eyes. Second is teeth, and third is hair. But people spend way more money on their hair than their teeth.”

Source: Reader’s Digest

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New Year’s Resolution: No Bad Breath!

Monday, January 4th, 2010

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Happy new year everyone!  Since we all want a fresh start with the new year, why not also start with fresh breath? In order to combat bad breath, we need to know what causes it in the first place. Anaerobic bacteria exists in the biofilm that is formed on the tongue, and these bacteria break down proteins in food, resulting in the production of offensive smells due to gases like hydrogen sulphide and skatol.

Here are some tips to help avoid halitosis this new year:

1) Proper oral hygiene. One should gargle with lukewarm water after eating, even if it’s just a snack. Brushing should be done 2-3 times a day, and you should also use floss and a tongue scraper. Add TheraBreath to your daily regimen.
2) Proper brushing techniques. Avoid brushing too vigorously, as this does damage to the gums. Excessive brushing can damage tooth enamel. Try to brush the upper teeth in a downward direction, and the lower teeth in a upward direction.
3) Tooth picks
4) Food habits. Some foods that people eat are certainly smellier than others. Sometimes they say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a raw onion a day keeps everybody away.” Also, try to maintain regularity in food timing.
5) Water intake. Keep hydrated to maintain a stable level of saliva.
6) Natural fresheners. Try spices like clove, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and cumin seed. Citrus fruits can help banish bad breath.

And if these bad breath cures do not work, try the following:
1) Remove the underlying cause. Get checked out for general and systemic diseases like gastric disorders, diabetes, fevers, liver diseases, etc. If you have an infection, antibiotics, antifungal and antiviral medicines can help. You may even want to try saliva-producing tablets.
2) Get regular dental checkups and cleanings. If you have caries, make sure they get filled.
3) Tonsillectomies can help if you have recurrent tonsilitis.
4) Homeopathy. In this case, medicines are selected based on the physical, mental, social, and emotional characteristics of a person.
5) Psychological counseling.  Sometimes chronic halitosis sufferers are very depressed and have the tendency to avoid the public. 

Good luck and happy 2010!

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