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Dr. Katz asks Ontarians to say ‘Ahhhh’

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Whether he’s in his world-renowned breath clinics or on the road, our very own Dr. Katz has made it his mission to spread the word about bad breath prevention. Recently, his travels took him to southwest Ontario, where he used a halimeter and a headful of knowledge about halitosis to teach customers at the Covent Garden Market about bad breath.

As reported by the London Free Press, his method is simple: He uses standardized instrumentation (and a little bit of humor) to measure a person’s level of oral odor. And if you think that simply huffing into your hands and taking a sniff will work, think again.

Dr. Katz told the news source that this age-old technique may seem effective, but really it’s little more than an (admittedly excellent) way to smell your hand.

If want an accurate idea of how your breath smells, Dr. Katz recommends something a little more scientific: the halimeter. He started using the device in 1994 as a way to accurately measure his daughter’s oral odor. Very quickly, Dr. Katz found that this tool is the ideal method for measuring halitosis.

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FREE In-Store Clinical Breath Testing in the Toronto Area

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Hi there,

If you live (or work) in the Toronto area, then you might be interested in stopping by a local drugstore for a FREE Clinical Breath Test with the Halimeter, on Tuesday or Wednesday (April 24th and 25th). I’ll be at the locations below, passing out free samples of TheraBreath Rinse, Toothpaste, and Mouth Wetting Lozenges, as well as giving out oral care advice at Shoppers in the Hudson Bay Centre on Tuesday, April 24, and then on Wednesday, April 25, I’ll be at Rexall/Pharma Plus on the corner of King and Bay. Please see below for times and maps.

By the way, although I won’t be doing any breath testing there — TheraBreath Oral Rinse is now available at WALMART stores in Canada.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

Harold Katz, DDS

 

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Article on Halitosis gets it Mostly Right

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Getting rid of halitosis isn’t always easy. Heck, even writing about eliminating bad breath can be a bit of a challenge. The details of oral odor aren’t always so simple to disentangle, which is why we’d like to address a few below.

Recently, Dr. Katz talked to MSN HIM about the causes of oral odor and the best halitosis treatments. The news source did a great job of hitting all the major offenders: low saliva flow, prescriptions that cause dry mouth, dehydration, tonsil stones, deep grooves in the surface of the tongue, smoking, dietary proteins – even alcohol-based mouthwashes!

However, we’d like to offer a few small corrections on detecting oral odor, as well as the best halitosis treatments available.

The source noted that it’s possible to smell your own bad breath by exhaling into your cupped hands and then quickly sniffing. This is a common misconception, since most of us have tried the method but few of us can recall being sure afterward whether we had halitosis. If breathing into our hands really worked, we’d always know if we stunk, and take appropriate countermeasures.

To definitely discover whether your mouth is funky, try licking the back of your hand instead. Then sniff the spot to see if it has an odor. This method is just as discreet, while having the benefit of actually working!

Also, keep in mind that triclosan (an odor-fighting ingredient mentioned in the article) is probably best left alone. Besides being an irritant, this chemical is technically a pesticide. It’s generally better to use specialty breath fresheners that contain all-natural ingredients.

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TheraBreath’s All-natural Rinse Makes List of Best Mouthwashes for You and for the Environment

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

There are a million mouthwashes out there, and it’s not always easy to differentiate the good from the bad (and the ugly). Fortunately, the Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia (EHANS) has released a list of products that are healthy and eco-friendly. And wouldn’t you know it, TheraBreath’s oral rinses happened to make the list of the best mouthwashes!

EHANS’s list – somewhat formidably titled the “Guide to Less Toxic Products” – is exactly that: a list of consumer goods that do NOT contain toxins and harmful chemicals. If this makes you stop and wonder about the accuracy of their using the word “toxic,” don’t worry.

They are using it quite correctly.

Believe it or not, many of the substances found in typical, alcohol-based mouthwashes are technically toxic. That is, if these chemicals are swallowed – or more often, swallowed in large enough amounts – they can be quite dangerous. As you might imagine, this means that the best mouthwashes are by definition the all-natural, organic variety!

TheraBreath’s alcohol-free mouthwashes are a case in point. EHANS listed our oral rinses as one of just SEVEN of the best mouthwashes for your health, for the environment and for eliminating bad breath.

Our oral rinses use all-natural ingredients like xylitol, aloe leaf juice, sodium bicarbonate and menthol to quickly and safely eliminate oral odor and kill bacteria.

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There are less than 24 Hours left for our Warehouse Clearance Sale!

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Less than 24 hours left for our TheraBreath Warehouse Clearance Sale!
It’s your last chance to Buy 2, Get 1 Free!

Hi there,

Along with 2011, our END OF THE YEAR Warehouse Clearance Sale is almost over! Make it your New Year’s Resolution to have fresh breath all of the time and start it off with a bang by taking advantage of the LAST DAY of the BUY TWO, GET ONE FREE Event.

The clock is ticking, so don’t wait another minute to get great deals on some of our most popular TheraBreath products.

Do yourself (and our accounting department) a favor by saving big and stocking up on your favorite TheraBreath products, or maybe try something you’ve never tried before.

Our phone lines are closed, but you can still place your order online at TheraBreath.com now. It’s easy and will take just a few minutes.

For the last time before 2012, we wish you a happy, safe and healthy New Year!

Dr. Harold Katz

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