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Prepare for Summer’s Most Fun Events and Festivals

Monday, August 12th, 2013

1288797_17766700With the summer in full swing and festival season well underway for music fans across the country, there are a few things that die-hard audiophiles can take into consideration when attending the next big event. And what better way to prepare, than to take advice than from the newest release from 1990s grunge rockers, the Pixies? What kind of advice can festival goers take from the tune “Bagboy?” Watch out for halitosis. That’s right – the group’s newest track is about bad breath. Before heading out to the next concert, street fair or festival in your area, take these pointers to make sure the song isn’t directed toward you. As they say, “cover your breath, polish your teeth.”

Take it easy on the alcohol
Summer seems to bring out an urge to pop open a beer and enjoy the beautiful weather, and when you’re at a festival, it’s hard not to. Unfortunately, drinking alcohol causes halitosis for a number of reasons. Beer and liquor have a strong odor that stays in your mouth while, as well as after, you’re done drinking, especially if you are consuming a lot. Make sure to avoid dark liquors as much as possible as well as strong beers. Secondly, drinking alcohol may cause dry mouth, which in turn causes bad breath. Since it causes you to become dehydrated, your mouth loses moisture. When there isn’t enough saliva to wash down the bacteria that cause bad breath, they just sit in the back of the mouth, on the tongue and along the gums.

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Cure Bad Breath on Eat Your Vegetables Day

Monday, June 17th, 2013

1421738_56683347Your mother probably always told you to eat your vegetables, and you should listen to this solid advice on June 17 for National Eat Your Vegetables Day. Produce should be included in your daily diet for a variety of reasons, including the health and wellbeing of your mouth! Did you know that eating a proper amount of fruits and vegetables will beat your bad breath, get rid of dry mouth and help you keep dental plaque at bay? These are some powerful little foods, so eat up June 17, and take advantage of this nationwide event.

“Adequate nutrition is important in disease prevention, and nutritional counseling is becoming an increasingly important tactic in preventive dentistry,” Ken Sutherland, senior dental consultant at Delta Dental, said. “The quality and consistency of foods, their nutritional composition and the combinations in which they are eaten can affect oral health, including the likelihood of tooth decay.”

Here are just a few of the best vegetables you can consume to keep your teeth and mouth in tip-top shape:

Root vegetables
Chomping on carrots and celery isn’t just for rabbits – but it could be why Bugs Bunny had those perfect pearly whites. Fibrous vegetables like these are great for oral care because they promote strong gums and healthy teeth. These vegetables contain beta carotene, which aids in the production of vitamin A to maintain normal function of the heart, lungs and kidneys. But they directly influence the health of your teeth as well. For instance, carrots and celery are both very crunchy, so when you eat them, it scrubs away dental plaque on the teeth. Just try it: After munching on a few pieces, you’ll notice your teeth feeling extra clean. Root vegetables are also a natural bad breath cure because they contain a high concentration of water to rinse away leftover food particles while moistening the mouth.

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Kick Your Smoking Habit and Improve Oral Health

Friday, June 7th, 2013

1046564_88750920If you are a smoker, you probably know the effects that tobacco can have on your oral health, but the addictive properties make kicking the habit much easier said than done. May 31 was World No Tobacco Day, so why not take a day off from smoking to prove to yourself that you can go 24 hours without a cigarette and improve your bad breath from the habit? Long-time smokers can suffer from a number of ailments in the mouth, including gum disease and tooth decay. The chemicals and tar in cigarettes wreak havoc on the oral cavity, and it can lead to the development of oral cancers and precancers.

Research shows that smoking can have various negative effects on the mouth. Smoking can reduce the amount of blood that flows to the gums, so nutrients like vitamin C cannot reach these areas to help with healing any gum or oral health issues. Once the gums become separated from the teeth, bacteria can get caught in these deep pockets. This can lead to gum disease and tooth decay over time.

If you notice that your gums are separating or they are sensitive, swollen and bleed easily, you can benefit from taking oral probiotics to balance out the additional bacteria. Probiotics’ “good” bacteria have been receiving praise for their ability to get rid of their harmful counterparts. Oral probiotics can reduce the amount of bacteria that get trapped between the gums, improve your breath and more. Although the best way to avoid these symptoms is to quit smoking, taking daily probiotics can help you while you are trying to kick the habit.

Smoker’s breath
Smoking cigarettes is harmful in many ways, and while it’s certainly bad for your health, having smoker’s breath can put a damper on social situations. People who smoke cigarettes for an extended period of time often have bad breath, even if they haven’t smoked a cigarette in hours. Since smoking can cause dry mouth, you won’t have an appropriate amount of saliva to wash away the tobacco-y smell that lingers behind. Here are a few ways to get rid of smoker’s breath:

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Find Your Cure for Dry Mouth

Friday, April 5th, 2013

CHWG-TBR-423Dry mouth is frustrating, uncomfortable and annoying – but unfortunately, we all suffer from it once in a while. Do you feel like you’re constantly drinking water but still have a dry, sticky feeling in your mouth? Saliva is a crucial liquid, because it helps keep everything moist, washes bacteria away and allows you to enjoy every little bite of food. Luckily, there are some dry mouth cures that you can do in the comfort of your own home that will increase saliva flow and allow you to overcome oral health issues that are dragging you down. 

Your everyday diet
Dry mouth is caused by a number of things, but the first option to try and get rid of it is to cut items out of your diet that may be making the issue worse. For instance, your morning cup of coffee isn’t the culprit to your dry mouth, but it likely isn’t making the situation better. If you drink a cup every morning, it probably isn’t related to your dry mouth, but if you find yourself consuming upwards of three cups every day, it could be helpful to cut down your intake. Although many people do contribute coffee to dry mouth, it may actually be because you’re drinking coffee instead of water. If you can’t live without your caffeine – and we can’t blame you – try to balance it out by drinking a glass of water for every cup. Similarly, a caffeine overdose may lead to dehydration and therefore dry mouth. 

Make sure to always have water on hand with you, and frequently take sips. If you’re a big soda drinker, this can be causing your dry mouth as well. Consider cutting down on soda intake and increasing water to cure dry mouth. Also, changing your diet to include a larger amount of fruits and vegetables can help, since they have a high water content. 

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Do Your Gums Bleed When You Brush Your Teeth?

Monday, March 18th, 2013

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You probably already know that TheraBreath is America’s #1 Selling Freshdr harold katz Breath Toothpaste and Mouthwash solution. But many of my patients don’t know that my products are also developed to treat DRY MOUTH and GUM SENSITIVITY!

Increasingly, I hear from patients that are amazed at how well TheraBreath works at preventing DRY MOUTH. My formula is designed to stimulate saliva flow. Saliva is your body’s own way of killing germs and freshening breath, so increasing your mouth’s ability to make fresh saliva has always been part of what makes TheraBreath Toothpaste and Mouthwash so effective. If you suffer from Dry Mouth as a side effect of medication, post nasal drip, sleep apnea, or one of the dozens of other reasons many experience mouth dryness, you really need to try our formula. I guarantee TheraBreath is effective at reducing Dry Mouth quickly and easily or I will give you 100% of your money back. And as usual I also guarantee it is the most effective product for the treatment of problem breath you have ever used. If you are ever dissatisfied with any TheraBreath product for ANY reason, simply return it for a quick and courteous refund.

In addition, while most people know that TheraBreath works like no other product on earth for breath freshening, not as many have tried my TheraBreath PerioTherapy formula for the treatment of GUM SENSITIVITY. TheraBreath PerioTherapy is a unique formula made specifically for bleeding and sensitive gums. Many things can lead to gum problems: brushing too hard, teeth whitening, diabetes, pregnancy, gingivitis, gum recession and other issues can lead to that telltale ‘pink in the sink’ when you brush. Bleeding Gums, while a common problem, can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. Blood-borne illnesses, heart disease, and other very serious problems can start from something as simple as bleeding gums. By using TheraBreath PerioTherapy, you can quickly stop gum problems before they get worse and impact your health. My PerioTherapy formula is fortified with Green Tea and Zinc Gluconate to make it the most effective gum treatment formula you can buy. It will put an end to gum sensitivity and bleeding when used as directed. As with all of my products, I will give you a full refund of your purchase price if you are not fully satisfied with your results. If you are concerned about gum health, you should try PerioTherapy today. You have nothing to lose!

Wishing you good health,

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Dr. Harold Katz
Inventor, TheraBreath System
Founder, California Breath Clinics

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