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Don’t Have Bad Breath When Meeting the In-Laws

Monday, December 13th, 2010

So you’ve met “the one”- the person that you want to spend the rest of your life with. While this is amazing, the important event of meeting future or soon-to-be in-laws can be a very stressful experience.

There are the uncomfortable moments of silence, the awkward conversation and figuring out what you’re supposed to call them. On top of all of that, bad breath can really make this already stressful situation worse.

You only get one chance to make a first impression, and people with halitosis are often seen as having poor hygiene. This may infer a lack of respect for not only themselves but other people. The last thing you want is for the parents of your partner to think they are not worthy of their baby.

You will already have enough on your mind, so take the possibility of offending with your bad breath off the table. Make sure you are brushing, flossing and using a mouthwash regularly. Do a thorough job of brushing not only your teeth, but your tongue and the roof of your mouth as well.

If you are following a regular oral hygiene routine and are still having problems with your breath, consider trying our stronger TheraBreath PLUS line of oral care products. Want to whiten your teeth and have fresh breath? Try our TheraBrite line of products to safely and effectively whiten your teeth at home.

But most importantly, good luck and just be you. You’re honey digs you for a reason and his or her parents will most likely will too.

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Whiten Your Teeth the Right Way

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Extreme Teeth WhiteningIt’s easy to get caught up in those flashy commercials and advertisements that show you before and after photos of gleaming white smiles and perfect teeth, but are those really the results you can expect?  If you want to whiten your teeth the right way, you may need to apply a few whitening treatments before you see positive changes.

There are three basic types of procedures to whiten your teeth at home.  You can also go to the dentist to do it, but that method is prohibitively expensive for most folks.  You can go to any pharmacy or online teeth whitening site and purchase whitening strips, brush-on whitening kits, or trays with bleaching gels.  Out of the three of these, the trays are by far the most effective.  There are three main reasons why: (more…)

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Is It Safe to Whiten Teeth at Home?

Monday, July 26th, 2010

In the following video, Dr. Katz offers his thoughts on about the safety of teeth whitening. He also offers tips for those who want to whiten teeth at home.

You may also want to read about the secrets of teeth whitening that most dentists don’t want you to know.

If you’re thinking about whitening teeth yourself, we recommend using any one of TheraBreath’s teeth whitening kits.

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Probiotics, Teeth Whitening, and Bad Breath

Friday, February 19th, 2010

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Probiotics have taken an even greater plunge into the mainstream. The mint form of these probiotics are now stocked in over 7,000 stores throughout the US. Allegedly, this probiotic mint is supposed to help encourage good health for the teeth and gums. It is said that this oral probiotic supposedly has teeth whitening qualities, as well as the ability to banish bad breath. Streptococcus mutans is the main bacteria that causes tooth decay, and this bacteria transforms sugars in the mouth (from snacks, meals, etc.) into acids, which in turn attack the enamel of the teeth and possibly cause lesions or caries. This probiotic targets this bacteria and helps prevent the damage it can cause.

Obviously, more research has to be done on these new probiotics before further developments and assumptions can be made.  We are finally seeing the probiotic market expanding throughout the US, after being stuck in a smaller niche for so long. Other companies are doing research in hopes to formulate a type of probiotic that fights against dental caries. Some of these new formulas will likely have the probiotic Lactobillus paracasei, which binds to the bacteria that causes caries and groups them together.

Also, Aktiv-K12 is an excellent probiotic that helps prevent and treat bad breath, so check it out!

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Keep Your Teeth White Naturally (and Avoid Bad Breath at the Same Time!)

Friday, January 8th, 2010

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Here are some pointers that will help keep your teeth whiter and minimize the occurence of bad breath:

1) Avoid bubbly soda pop and other acidic beverages. Drinks, like sports beverages, have enamel-stripping acids, like phosphoric, citric, malic, and tartaric acids. If you find that you need to drink them, rinse your mouth out with water afterwards.

2) Drink tea instead of orange juice. Unfortunately, even though there are tons of benefits from orange juice, the acids also help strip away the enamel, the protector of your teeth. You can try to drink black or green tea instead, because not only do they not harm the enamel, but they also contain fluoride.

3) Eat more greens, along with other vegetables and fruits. This prevents staining of your teeth. Apples, carrots, and celery help remove stains, whereas spinach, lettuce, and broccoli can act as stain barriers.

4) Eat some yogurt! Yogurt, which is full of probiotics, seems to help in the prevention of gum disease and tooth loss. If you have a couple of ounces each day, your oral health will benefit. The probiotics, also known as “good” bacteria, help balance the flora in your mouth, as well as your gut.

5) Use straws. If you use a straw, you mimimize the contact that certain beverages (ie. cola, iced tea, etc.) have with your teeth. If you put the tip of the straw by the back of your mouth, there is less contact between the teeth and the acids.

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