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Mosquitoes love Bad Breath and Stinky Feet

Monday, May 30th, 2011


It’s almost summertime and when someone thinks of summer, tons of images come to mind: barbecues, time by the pool, trips to the beach, summer vacation and – (oh yes) mosquitoes. Unfortunately, with the warm weather, mosquitoes and their itchy bites often come along on camping trips and visit you at home on those warmer summer nights.

Did you know you can help ward off these pesky buzzing critters by making sure your bad breath is in check? It’s true. A researcher at the Netherlands’ Wageningen University and Research Center discovered that when African malaria mosquitoes (Anopheles gambiae) are far away from prey (yes, that includes us) they use nasal receptors to smell the carbon dioxide the all humans expel on their breath. While it’s not guaranteed to stop mosquito bites, you may want to consider using our oral care probiotics or fresh breath products to better your chances of going unnoticed to those hungry bloodsuckers.

Weirder yet, these mosquitoes stop following the traces of bad breath when they approach their meal and home in on the smell of our feet! Did you know that Dr. Katz also has a solution for bad smelling feet? It’s called Sweet Feet and you can purchase and learn more about it out here. It’s just a simple powder that you combine with water to soak your feet and is great for fighting fungus and athlete’s foot too. This will eliminate any unpleasant foot odor (is there really any other kind?) and also help arm you against mosquitoes.

While there are tons of precautions that people can take to be free of mosquito bites, next time you’re using a bug spray or candle, you may also want to check how your breath and feet smell – just to be safe and bite-free. Enjoy the summer!

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The Latest TheraBreath Blog Reviews and Giveaways

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Couponing From Florida To Michigan has posted her TheraBreath review. She received three products from us which she covers in her review: TheraBreath Oral Rinse, Toothpaste and TheraBreath’s Mouth-Wetting Lozenges. Her life got a little hectic so she had plenty of time to fully use and try out these products before posting her thoughts, she what she think here. Of the three products, she definitely has a favorite so stop by Couponing From Florida to Michigan to see if you agree with her.

Coupon Savings in the South has posted her review of our TheraBreath Multi Symptom Probiotic and is hosting a giveaway for a box of our Mouth Wetting Lozenges. Stop by and read her review here to find out if she thinks TheraBreath products are effective or not and enter for a chance to win your own box of our lozenges that fight dry mouth.

Retro Housewife: The Remix has also done a review of our new oral care probiotic. Life can be a funny thing, and this blogger talks about it in her review, “I received this in the mail to review and oddly enough that day there was a bump in my throat area and my throat was feeling kind of weird. By the next day the bump was gone and my throat felt fine. I thought what a great time to receive this!” Go here to find out what she thought after trying the 7 day treatment and to enter her giveaway for a chance to win your own box of our Mouth Wetting Lozenges.

FL Mom’s blog really put our TheraBreath Oral Rinse, Toothpaste and TheraBreath’s Mouth-Wetting Lozenges to the test in her review and giveaway. She writes,I checked the products out after my husband had made chicken piccata with onions and shallots and garlic one night!” What a great test! Barb of FL Mom’s blog also had her son and the rest of her family review the products too. See what they thought here and enter her giveaway. She also mentions our podcasts on iTunes – thanks Barb!

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The Latest TheraBreath Blog Reviews and Giveaways

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

As you may know, a few weeks ago we announced our new Multi Symptom Probiotic. We are pleased to share with you that Grandma Sez So is the first reviewer to post about this revolutionary new product! Laurie always does amazing reviews and includes a video too! You definitely want to stop by Grandma Sez So and check out Part 1 here. The video is both entertaining and educational. Stay tuned for Part 2 which will come after she’s tested the probiotics. She’s also offering a giveaway where one lucky reader will win a box of our TheraBreath Mouth Wetting Lozenges. Trust us, you want to watch (and read) her pre-review and be one of the first to win a box of our lozenges.

Sweet Tea was the perfect blog to do a TheraBreath Review and Giveaway. Blog owner Tammy writes “I know women who won’t leave the house without makeup on their face and other people I know worry about their hairstyle to the point of obsession.  Most people have something about their physical appearance that they fixate on or worry about.  My thing is teeth.” Did she enjoy our products? Go here to find out and enter her giveaway.

Learning to Save 101 honestly admits she wasn’t sure at first about doing a TheraBreath Review and Giveaway.  ToledoCowgirl writes, “I have to admit then when this opportunity presented itself to me I was very unsure about it because I had never heard of this product.” Is she glad that she tried out our products? Find out here, and enter to win some free TheraBreath products.

Fairy Good Mommy also writes about her prior opinions to mouthwash in her TheraBreath Review“I am not a huge fan of mouthwash. Never have been because of the minty “burn”. When I first read the label of the Oral Rinse and saw “Non Burning” I thought, we’ll see.” Were we able to change her mind? You’ll have to stop by and read her entire review here.

Strong Army Mom admits in her review that “this toothpaste is a little different from others I have used.” She also gives some great tips on how to most effectively use these products. Definitely stop by Strong Army Mom to read her whole review here.

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Spring Is Here: New Products, New Stores, New Studies!

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

First of all, we’re proud to announce the following:

An article in the UK’s Daily Mail last week about bad breath entitled “How Mouthwash Can Give You Bad Breath and Stain Your Teeth” mentioned many of the studies I’ve been telling you about over the years including the study from the Australian Dental Society linking alcohol in mouthwash to oral cancer.

What was surprising in this article is that they finally corroborated what I’ve been saying about the dangers of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (the detergent everyone uses in toothpaste — except TheraBreath). Specifically, it says:

“Alcohol based mouthwash has also been linked to an increase risk in oral cancer. Scientists in a study published in The Dental Journal of Australia in 2009 reported that the alcohol in mouthwash allowed cancer causing substances to permeate the lining of the mouth more easily. Some ingredients in toothpaste such as the foaming agent sodium lauryl sulfate can interact with the fluoride in mouthwash and deactivate it so that it loses its effect.”

So as you can see, it literally washes away tons of good stuff, including the fluoride if you’ve previously rinsed with a fluoride mouthwash!

I knew from day 1, that Sodium Lauryl Sulfate was bad news, but the good news is that TheraBreath Toothpaste is and always has been Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and alcohol free! So make sure to visit one of the NEW stores listed above (or click here to find more stores near you), and if you don’t find TheraBreath products on the shelf at any of the stores above, please do me a favor and go talk to the store manager and ask them why not!

To celebrate the new retailers, new products at our current retailers, and the fact that TheraBreath toothpaste does everything we promise it will do, here are some coupons that you can use at any of these stores.

Yours in good oral health,

Harold Katz, DDS

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Personal Trainers Deal with Bad Breath on a Daily Basis

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Most people don’t LOVE to go to the gym. It’s something we do to keep physically fit or burn off some steam. We’re so focused on working out our bodies, but do we think about whether or not we have fresh breath on our minds while we hit the treadmill? Well, according to the Phoenix New Times, bad breath is something we should be mindful of at the gym, especially if you work with a personal trainer.

Personal trainers have a list of irks when it comes to dealing with clients at the gym. Vanity, lack of commitment, constant complaints definitely are worth noting, but halitosis tops the list of the most annoying problems in working with clients according to a recent article by the Phoenix New Times.

Exercising or physical exertion of any kind involves a lot of body odors. A healthy sweat contains fats and hormones that combine to sometimes cause a sour, unpleasant smell.  Perspiration also contains propionic acid, according to Medical News Today. This is a compound that the nose registers as a vinegar-like smell – definitely not something you want to breathe in while you’re trying to burn off those extra pounds.

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