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Bad Breath Can Ruin Intimacy

Monday, February 7th, 2011

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, many people are making plans for a romantic night with their partner or trying to find a new love prospect. Dating and relationships are tricky enough, adding bad breath to the mix can really cause intimacy issues.

What is the best way to end your bad breath? Prevent it. If you suffer from post nasal drip, try our TheraBreath PLUS Nasal-Sinus drops.  Don’t want to use nasal drops? Then try TheraBreath’s PLUS Power Drops our most potent formula for chronic bad breath, just put a few drops on the back of your tongue. Offensive breath from dry mouth can be quelled by using AktivOxigen Tablets. Just mix one tablet with eight ounces of water to make a potent oral rinse, double up on the tablets for extra strength. Try a Dr. Katz Hygienator Oral Irrigator to blast away tonsil stones. If gum disease is the source of your unpleasant breath, try our complete line of PerioTherapy, specifically designed to heal damaged gums and freshen your breath.

When it comes to intimate moments, our sense of smell is often something that is overlooked at as part of the experience. When the lights are low and sight is impaired, sense of smell becomes sharper. Researchers say that our sense of smell can dramatically affect our perception of things and experiences. If your halitosis is the only thing your lover can smell, they may view any experience with you negatively. 

Foul odors can really put a damper on the mood and romance in a relationship, especially if it is a chronic problem. While your partner may love you with all of your faults (we all have some) bad breath doesn’t have to be one of them- our customer testimonials are proof! Bad breath can interfere with bonding experiences that make a relationship stronger and in some severe cases, even threaten a marriage.



Bad Breath on a Talk Show

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Recently, E! TV’s website posted a short clip of an episode of the Dr. Oz show where Dr. Oz smells a woman’s breath and clearly taken aback by it. While it is a funny scene, and no doubt embarrassing for the woman, Dr. Oz does state that bad breath may be a warning sign of something else and is no laughing matter. It is definitely true that bad breath is not something to be ignored; it may be a symptom of one or more of the following conditions:

Dry mouth and gum disease are often linked to bad breath. This is because the volatile sulfur producing compounds in our mouth that cause bad breath thrive in a dry, anaerobic environment. When our mouths are full of healthy, oxygen-rich saliva, then it is harder for the bacteria to thrive and create bad breath. The best way to avoid dry mouth is to use oral care products that don’t contain alcohol (you may want to check your ingredient labels) and to keep hydrated, drinking plenty of water throughout the day. None of TheraBreath’s products contain alcohol of any sort and are ideal for maintain fresh breath.


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Does Post Nasal Drip Cause Bad Breath?

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

In the following video, Dr. Katz talks about the link between post nasal drip, sinus problems, and bad breath. If you suffer from this issue and want to learn more, read our article about post nasal drip which offers a few solutions.

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Post Nasal Drip

Friday, September 18th, 2009

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Post nasal drip is a common cause of bad breath, even though it is not often talked about.  People are more likely to blame halitosis on a build up of bad oral bacteria.  Post nasal drip is also harder to get rid of than a bacterial buildup on the tongue. 

Post nasal drip is a flow of mucus from the nasal area regularly leaking down into the throat area.  This mucus feeds nutrients to the bad oral bacteria in the throat and the mouth, so the chances of having bad breath are much higher.  This problem can be chronic and hard to treat in comparison to other ailments that cause bad breath.

Most bad breath-causing anaerobic bacteria lives on the dorsal (back) area of the tongue, so when mucus drips down from nasal passages, it is in easy access to the bacteria.  Also, if you have never had your tonsils removed, debris can collect there, allowing bacteria to thrive even more. 

You may need to see a doctor for this problem if it does not go away.  To start off, you may brush after all meals and before going to bed.  Use a tongue scraper and try to gargle twice a day.  Having your tonsils removed may be an option, but it is not safe for everyone.

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Post Nasal Drip, Your Throat, and Your Tonsils

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
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The bacteria which cause bad breath and sour/bitter/metallic tastes are anaerobic sulfur-producing. Their goal in life is to break down the proteins in foods that we eat. However, under certain conditions, they will start to break down proteins in mucous and phlegm.

Therefore, the people who suffer with post nasal drip, sinus problems, and other similar issues are more prone to bad breath and awful tastes because the bacteria will start to extract sulfur compounds from the amino acids that make up these proteins.

Scientifically, they feed upon the amino acids cysteine and methionine, which are common to mucous/phlegm and dairy foods. In fact, many people notice that when they drink too much milk or eat too much cheese that they end up with more mucous or phlegm in their throat. This is a natural reaction for many people and unfortunately, ends up causing more bad breath and lousy tastes.

If you still have your tonsils, you may be harboring a higher number of the bacteria which can lead to a misunderstood phenomenon called tonsilloliths. They are stones in the tonsils that are produced by the conglomeration of mucous draining down the back of the throat and volatile sulfur compounds produced by the bacteria which easily end up in the “nooks and crannies” of the tonsils, every time one swallows.