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Gum that is Actually Good for You

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

According to www.bigsiteofamazingfacts.com, about 35 billion sticks of gum are chewed by Americans each year. That’s twenty-five packets per year for each person (men, women and children) just in the United States.

An article by Science News for Kids states that gum chewing has been going on for thousands of years.  The Greeks, Mayas and Native Americans chewed on sap and resin from certain types of trees.

We all know that dentists recommend chewing sugar-free gum to avoid tooth decay. But why not chew a gum that can actually eliminate your bad breath instead of just covering it up? Therabreath’s Chewing Gum actually increases saliva production that is ideal for occasional or situation bad breath. This gum lasts much longer than regular chewing gum because the taste isn’t what is responsible for breath control – it’s the formula of the gum itself.

Want to be kissable 24/7? Then try our French Kiss Chewing Gum to immediately blast away bad breath and never have to give a second thought before you move in close to smooch your honey.

If gum isn’t your thing, then try our 9X Breath Strips that dissolve on your tongue, our ZOX Mints with our powerful oxidizing formula, or our new TheraBreath Mouth Wetting Lozenges to maintain great breath without all the chewing.

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Halloween and Healthy Alternatives to Candy

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting cooler, school is back in session and Halloween is just around the corner. To most children Halloween means dressing up, Trick-or-Treating and enjoying various chocolate-covered and sugar crusted goodies.

This influx of sugar can definitely wreak havoc on teeth, leading to more cavities and high dental bills.

But there are alternative options to handing out the beloved sugar-coated treats. And if you do it right, you won’t get a lot of tiny tempers turning on you.

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Crisp Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Bad Breath

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Crisp Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Bad Breath

A recent article on abcnew.go.com from September 27, 2010 discussed how you can do simple things to improve your breath.

Did you know that eating crisp fruits and vegetables like apples, celery, cucumbers and carrots are natural cleansers? While chewing them, you increase your mouth’s saliva intake. So make sure to eat plenty of these fruits and vegetables – it’s not only good for your digestive health and diet, but your breath too! For more foods that can fix bad breath, read one of our previous postings “Foods that Will Help Bad Breath”.

On the flip side, there are foods that can make your breath worse.

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Get Rid of Bad Breath from Onions and/or Garlic

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

garlic onions

Sometimes brushing your teeth after eating onions or garlic won’t stop you from having bad breath. Garlic can stay in your lungs for 1-2 days after you consume it! Therefore, making your breath fresh after eating onions and garlic is more complex than brushing your teeth and gargling. Here are some pointers:

  1. Try drinking some green or mint tea after consuming garlic/onions.
  2. Eat a lemon/drink lemonade.
  3. Chew on parsley, mint leaves, or other strong-tasting fresh herbs
  4. Try eating mixed veggies crushed into a mashed potato like mushrooms, carrots, and other types.
  5. Chew mint/spearmint flavored gum
  6. Drink a small amount of alcohol because it can kill the bacteria that feeds on leftover food in the oral cavity. 
  7. Eat a hard cheese like cheddar or swiss (not American) to cover up the smell
  8. You can try to use a smaller amount of onion or garlic while cooking
  9. Use a spoon to clean off your tongue if you don’t have access to a tongue scraper
  10. Don’t forget to brush your teeth and rinse out your mouth, of course.
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Getting Close on Valentine’s Day without embarrassing Bad Breath

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

The Day of Hearts is coming again – a time when we celebrate romantic love, cherish it with our special someone, or celebrate the beginnings of a romantic relationship. It is different things for different people. Some of us will have a valentine, some of us won’t.getting closeChances are though, on Valentines Day, we will get close to someone.We will meet new people. Because of this, having fresh breath at all times is very important, because you never know when it’s time to get close. How can you have on-the-date freshness if you don’t have time to brush?

Be armed and safe with Therabreath Gum and Zox Mints. “French Kiss”, the gum used by Hollywood Celebrities is also available.

Why won’t regular gum do? Why does it have to be Therabreath? Because most gum out there in the market are sugar-based, and sugar actually feeds the anaerobic bacteria already in mouth. The worse thing that you can do is pop an Altoid in your mouth after you eat – unless you’re egalitarian and you feel that the bacteria should eat too.

Now. . . Exactly what do I put in my gum that makes it so great at keeping your breath fresh? Simple. . . zox

First, I’ve included Zinc Gluconate. Zinc is a known inhibitor of acid production by mutans streptococci (the bacteria in your mouth that cause bad breath). These bacteria thrive in an acidic environment, so when you neutralize acids you kill bacteria (and you help prevent that annoying tinny, metallic taste). In addition, a high level of oral acids is bad for your tooth enamel, so you’re helping to keep a brighter, whiter smile as well. Zinc ions also perform an interesting function when they meet anaerobic bacteria – they “clog” up certain receptors on the outer cell wall of anaerobic bacteria, so that that “bugs” cannot create sulfur compounds. (Zinc gluconate is the best tasting of all the zinc compounds which can be used in oral products.) Lastly, Zinc Gluconate (and only Zinc Gluconate) has been proven to restore sour/bitter/metallic tastes. Studies have shown that people with long term taste disorders can experience a rejuvenation of their taste buds after long-term use of Zinc gluconate gum or lozenges. . . (which is what we use in ZOX and all of our chewing gum formulas – as well as ALL Plus formulas.)

Second, I’ve used Xylitol as a sweetener, instead of sugar or Aspartame (Nutrasweet) like so many other chewing gums. Xylitol is an all-natural sweetener made from the bark of hardwood trees. It is also naturally produced in small quantities in our own bodies.

It is a sugar alcohol, with makes it safe for diabetics because the body doesn’t react to sugar alcohols the same way that it does to sucrose or glucose (found in most of the popular kiddy-flavored gums, such as Big Red, Juicy Fruit, etc.)

Most importantly, it has an interesting property in that it has been proven to fight tooth decay and is the only “sweetener” that does so – the complete opposite of sugar – which oral bacteria use to generate acids, which lead to tooth decay.

Simply put, a good amount of xylitol provides a healthy environment for an oral ecosystem.

Finally, I’ve included Oxygenating Compounds, specially designed to work with chewing gum base, to gently bathe your mouth and throat with oxygenating molecules designed to neutralize any and all volatile sulfur compounds, located in your mouth, throat, tonsils, and even in the upper reaches of your esophagus. Every time you swallow, your saliva – now loaded with oxygen and zinc molecules – bathes the back of your tongue, throat, tonsils area, and even the very beginning of your esophagus, a formerly ignored hiding place for anaerobic sulfur-producing bacteria.

Don’t go out on Valentines without these essentials. Carry your box of chocolates in one hand, your roses in the other, and Therabreath Gum or Zox mints in your pocket. The sweetness of your breath really does effect how sweet a time you’ll have with your loved one.

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