Archive for the ‘oral care probiotic’ Category

Diets, Bad Breath and Jerry Seinfeld

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

1421738_56683347Jerry Seinfeld might’ve been the star of the award-winning sitcom “Seinfeld,” but he may also know a thing or two about bad breath. When asked which character on the show had the worst oral odor, Jerry responded that some of women he had “dated” on the show had breath that could rival the stench of “the beast.” During intimate scenes when he would get up close to them, the comedian claimed he could notice which actresses had not eaten that day. He explained that this is because when someone has bad breath, often he or she has skipped a meal. Of the actresses who played his girlfriends, most were concerned about their weight, and during the day they wouldn’t eat. Come show time, their mouths produced quite the stink.

True, when people miss meals or are hungry, they tend to come down with halitosis, or bad breath. A major reason is that saliva production decreases in the mouth during this time. When we are chewing foods, saliva acts as a cleanser that rinses out stray bits of food and anaerobic bacteria that contain stinky sulfur compounds. However, as the muscles in the mouth relax while we are not eating, bacteria accumulates, triggering foul breath.  (more…)

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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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International Study Broadens Benefits of BLIS K12 Probiotics

Monday, May 14th, 2012

TheraBreath’s own BLIS K12 probiotics got a bit of a boost this year, as a recently published study has confirmed that the specialty breath freshener has even more benefits than once thought. The report found that this particular brand of probiotic treatment may prevent oral candidiasis by keeping its pathogens from sticking to the walls of the mouth.

Not bad for a product that already modifies the flora of the mouth, eliminates bad bacteria, neutralizes bad breath and leaves the mouth smelling sweet!

What can’t probiotics do?

This latest investigation was conducted by researchers from Canada, Japan and New Zealand. The results – which appeared in the January issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology – indicated that BLIS K12 probiotics keep yeast from taking hold in the mouth.

Oral candidiasis, also known as thrush, is a painful condition caused by a fungal infection of the mouth. This disorder is pretty easy to notice: Besides causing rank bad breath, thrush also leaves the tongue coated in a startling shade of white. Many people with the condition appear to have a mouthful of cottage cheese.

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K12 Probiotics kill Bad Breath and Prevent Infection

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

If your bad breath just isn’t going away, no matter what you do, then perhaps it’s time you switched to K12 probiotics. These all-natural specialty breath fresheners fight fire with fire, using bacteria to combat the odor-causing microbes that live in your mouth. And they really work, as three separate studies just reaffirmed.

The news is pretty exciting, but it isn’t all that surprising. After all, TheraBreath has been making use of probiotics for years. Still, it’s nice to learn that we stake our reputation on a product that truly neutralizes chronic halitosis.

The first study appeared in the journal FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology. Published by a team of Italian scientists, the paper reported that quite a few bacterial strains can make BLIS, the “magic bullet” of K12 probiotics.

BLIS, or bacteriocin-like inhibitory substances, are a group of proteins produced by certain species of microbes. Unlike the compounds given off by most oral bacteria, which simply stink, BLIS has a special purpose: It makes it harder for other microorganisms to live.

Essentially, BLIS is a naturally occurring antimicrobial agent. Think of it as salt sown in the earth to keep anything from growing there – when BLIS-producing microbes take up residence on your tongue, they quickly muscle out the odor-causing species, leading to long-term fresh breath.

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The Latest TheraBreath Blog Reviews and Giveaways

Friday, February 10th, 2012

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!

Mary’s Cup of Tea is back, this time she is hosting a giveaway and has reviewed our Multi Symptom Probiotics. Go here to read it in its entirely, but here’s a sampling of what she had to say: “It is a 7 Day Probiotic Home Treatment System. I was sent one of these 7 day programs to try out and I just finished so I wanted to tell you all about it. First off, it really does not taste too bad. It has a citrusy taste like oranges so you shouldn’t worry about how it tastes. Remember that polish that the dentist uses to polish your teeth after they have been cleaned? Well, that is what this tastes like, the orange polishing stuff they put on your teeth.” As you can tell, she’s very thorough and descriptive so be sure to pay Mary a visit so you can read the rest of her thoughts on our new oral care probiotics.

Are you a blogger located in the United States and interested in reviewing TheraBreath products?  Just go to http://www.therabreath.com/blogger and fill out the form to let us know. Please note, we do not pay for reviews but will send the products to try at no cost.

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