6 Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

August 14th, 2014


857_1123A picture-perfect smile offers an obvious aesthetic appeal, but straight teeth are also more conducive to a cleaner mouth – meaning less bad breath, for one thing. Check out the following health benefits of having straight teeth:

1. Easier to clean
When teeth overlap, there are more hard-to-reach places where dental plaque and food debris can get trapped. Think about a white picket fence. If some of the wooden boards become worn down to the point of toppling over each other, chances are the paint will start to peel between the stacked spots.

Put another way, if teeth are crooked, “there are places the bristles of the toothbrush cannot reach, and plaque and tartar accumulates,” Dr. Kenn Kakosian, an oral surgeon in New York, told the Epoch Times. “People with straight teeth are able to keep them clean without extra effort.”

2. Less bad breath
Because aligned teeth are easier to clean, there are fewer places to harbor anaerobic bacteria, resulting in less bad breath. 
Anaerobic bacteria, which do not require oxygen to survive, are most commonly found in the intestines, but when they inhabit the throat and mouth their ability to consume vast amounts of protein from food and excrete foul-smelling sulfur compounds can trigger a bout of halitosis. In short, straighter teeth can serve as one step closer to avoiding chronic halitosis.

With that being said, you don’t need perfectly square teeth to avoid stinky breath. Flossing becomes more important for people with a crooked smile – to get between the overlapped teeth – so be sure to floss at least once a day. Using TheraBreath alcohol-free mouthwash is another tally in the win column.

3. Fewer toothaches
Americans lose more than 164 million work hours because of dental health problems, according to a Delta Dental Oral Health and Wellbeing Survey. That’s a whole lot of swollen gums and teeth that are causing pain. Being clean has its perks, and avoiding cavity treatments thanks to bacteria-free teeth is one of them.
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Ends Today. Buy 2, Get 1 Free.

August 11th, 2014

buy 2 get 1 free sale

Hi there,

We hope you had a nice weekend. They’re always too short, aren’t they? Speaking of too short –TheraBreath’s Buy 2, Get 1 Free is over today. Have you taken us up on this simple, high-savings sale yet?

Let’s think about this for a minute. This sale means that you’ll save 33% on every product you purchase. For example, you can save up to $157 if you purchase two of Bonus Pak L because we’re giving you one free!  Click here to start shopping and saving.

As a reminder, all you need to do is:

  1. Add two of ANY product to your shopping cart.
  2. We’ll automatically add one more of that same item for FREE!
  3. PLUS – get FREE shipping on orders of $99 or more in the US and Canada!

That’s it! We do the rest of the work for you. You don’t even need a coupon. Easy peasy! Click here to start saving and for more details.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

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Buy 2, Get 1 Free!

August 4th, 2014

buy 2 get 1 free sale

Hi there,

If you’ve been reading our emails, you know that we’ve been hinting about an upcoming sale this summer. Well that wait is over! We know you’re busy, so we wanted to offer you a simple, fast way to save on ALL TheraBreath products — no exclusions.

All you need to do is:

  • Add two of ANY product to your shopping cart.
  • We’ll automatically add one more of that same item for FREE!
  • PLUS – get FREE shipping on orders of $99 or more in the US and Canada!

That’s it! We do the rest of the work for you. Not even a coupon is required.

Just a few things to keep in mind:

  • This is a limited time offer, only valid until August 11, 2014 so you’ll have to buy now.
  • You need to purchase at least two identical items to qualify for this sale.
  • This offer cannot be combined with Deal of the Day or any other promotion or coupon code.
  • Certain restrictions may apply on international orders.

Sounds pretty easy, right? Happy shopping!

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Dr. Katz Oral Care formulas now at Boots in the UK!

July 31st, 2014


Good Day to You!

I can now officially say that TheraBreath is available at the largest Pharmacy chain in the UK — Boots! Although to be fair, it’s not called TheraBreath. For the UK and EU we’re calling it — The Breath Co. There are 4 items availableThe Breath Co Oral Rinse (Mild Mint), Oral Rinse (Icy Mint), Toothpaste, and Mouth-Wetting Lozenges, and ALL the products are the EXACT SAME FORMULAS as their TheraBreath counterpart available in the US.

the breath co now at boots

I was just in London last week, interviewed by The Times (click here to view the article) and I’ll be back in the UK frequently doing breath testing and all sorts of interesting things. Stay tuned to our UK website for updates and special retail events: www.thebreathco.com. If your local BOOTS chemist doesn’t stock TheBreathCo products, they can order it for you or you can purchase them from www.boots.co.uk by typing in “THE BREATH CO” in their search box. Finally, here are two other “resources” that you might find useful to take advantage of TheBreathCo at Boots!

  1. Grab your FREE Copy of The Bad Breath Bible. It’s a £10 Value and yours FREE if you are a UK resident.
  2. Find a Boots Store Location Near You that sells TheBreathCo — Use our Boots Retail Store Locator to find a Boots that sells BreathCo wherever you are.

Thanks and hope to personally meet you in the UK very soon.


Dr. Harold Katz

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Scared of Receding Gums? Here’s What You Should Know

July 30th, 2014

scared receding gums

Worried that your gum line is gradually eroding? There are ways to help.

Gum recession, where the margin of gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away, is a fairly common dental problem. Most people don’t realize they have it because it occurs over a long period of time. However, when gums pull back and expose more of the tooth, pockets start to form between the teeth and the gum line. This makes it easy for disease-causing bacteria to accumulate.

Causes of gum recession
The first way to take action is to know what triggers gums recession.

Periodontal diseases: Periodontal diseases, such as gingivitis (early stage gum disease) and periodontitis (late stage gum disease) are the main causes of gum recession. These bacterial gum infections destroy tissue and supporting bones that hold your teeth in place.

Aggressive tooth brushing: People who hold their brushes too firmly and scrub too hard or the wrong way may cause tooth enamel to wear away and gums to recede. It’s also important to replace toothbrushes or tooth heads for electric toothbrushes every two to three months, since bacteria can start to gather on bristles.

Inadequate dental care: Not visiting the dentist enough combined with insufficient brushing and flossing fosters plaque buildup, which turns into tartar, the hard substance that can only be removed by a professional dental cleaning.

Genes: Due to genetic factors, some people are more susceptible to gum disease. Research suggests that 30 percent of the population may be predisposed to gum disease, no matter how well they care for their teeth.

Tobacco products: Cigarettes, cigars, chew and other tobacco products are a big culprit of gum disease, since the chemicals create sticky plaque that damages teeth. In addition, it may cause dry mouth, tooth decay and smoker’s breath.

Hormonal changes: Varying hormone levels associated with life events such as puberty, menstruation, pregnancy or menopause can make gums more sensitive and vulnerable to gum recession. Read the rest of this entry »

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