Cures for Halitosis?

April 9th, 2012

As a dentist, and an oral care expert, I am constantly being asked about cures for bad breath. Some are more out-there than others. While there are many so-called cures for halitosis, are they really effective? Here are some that you might find interesting and are definitely worth noting.

I’m a big believer in using specialty breath-freshening products to bust bad breath. These include rinsing with an odor-neutralizing mouthwash, gently using a tongue scraper and having an oral probiotics regimen. But can chewing roots or herbs be a natural halitosis cure?  The notion that herbs can help cure bad breath has been around for a long time and it’s totally unfounded. Natural herbs and spices such as turmeric, coriander, mint and sage have been used for hundreds of years to freshen breath. While these flavorful fighters help to cover up bad breath, they really don’t address the bacteria that cause it. The journal Internal and Emergency Medicine states that an ancient Egyptian cure for halitosis can be found in the Eber Papyrus which dates back to 1550 BC. What was Greek physician Hippocrates’s suggestion to kill oral odor? This Father of Western Medicine suggested rinsing one’s mouth with anise, dill seeds and wine. Herbal remedies for bad breath aren’t just a thing of the past –  you can find many books at your local bookstore that recommend remedies such as eating items to freshen breath that include: celery, parsley, coriander, cabbage and carrots. The book Prescription for Herbal Healing, written by nutritional consultant Phyllis Balch, lists tea tree oil, alfalfa, cat’s claw, hawthorn and grape root to strike oral odor. Are these natural elements a cure for halitosis? While they can help take care of bad breath, long term they won’t affect the bacteria in the oral cavity, so halitosis will reoccur. The best bet to neutralize bad breath at its source it to use oral care products that address the volatile sulfur compounds that cause it. However, there’s nothing wrong with snacking on some crisp fruits and vegetables to help the process along – just be sure to brush afterwards so you don’t give oral microbes more to eat and thrive.

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Check Out a New Infographic on Periodontal Disease and Cures for Gingivitis

April 5th, 2012


Gum disease is much more common than you might think, and it can lead to major health problems like diabetes and heart disease.

Oral Health vs. Overall Health by 1Dental

Infographic: Oral Health vs. Overall Health by 1Dental.com

It’s not so tough to think about bad breath, ruminate on gum disease or visualize the specialty cures for gingivitis. But can you do it all at once? It might help to have a nice infographic to look at, which is exactly what the folks at 1Dental have made.

The handy chart covers a lot of the bases that we regularly discuss here at TheraBreath. However, if you think it’s only about halitosis and the occasional oral-odor-related faux pas, you’re in for a surprise.

The fact is, gum disease, periodontitis and other serious oral health problems can do much more than foul up your breath. They can also increase your risk for some dire chronic illnesses, making cures for gingivitis more critical than ever.

For starters, the infographic notes that as many as one-half of all Americans have some level of gum disease, while a smaller fraction – between 5 and 10 percent – have serious gingivitis, or even periodontal disease.

As is immediately obvious when you take a peek at the page, these gum diseases come with some nasty baggage:

- People with periodontitis are four times more likely to develop pneumonia, compared to those without the gum condition.

- Fully 95 percent of people with diabetes have periodontal disease!

- Gum disease can contribute to lung infections and chronic pulmonary conditions.

- Mothers-to-be with periodontal disease have a sevenfold greater chance of giving birth prematurely or having an underweight baby.

Check out the infographic for more in that vein, as well as for ways to improve your dental health and avoid gum disease. The risks associated with periodontal disease are some of the very reasons that we’ve been recommending PerioTherapy for years. By fighting bad breath and attending to your gum health today, you may be able to avoid serious risks tomorrow.

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The Spring Sale is OVER in 24 hours (Friday the 30th)

March 29th, 2012

At the end of day Friday, our 10% OFF PLUS FREE SHIPPING SALE* will be over. If you haven’t already taken advantage of our Spring Sale, use the coupon to the right and head over to www.TheraBreath.com to stock up on premium oral care for yourself or for someone you care about. Whether you are looking for your solution to post-nasal drip, tonsil stones, dry mouth or bad breath, TheraBreath has an all-natural product for you.

But not much time is left! This sale expires Friday night, March 30th and you wouldn’t want to pass up a savings like this, would you?

Order Now by Clicking Here

or call 800-973-7374

and use Coupon Code AMAR1210 by phone or online

Have a great weekend!

*Please note that the 10% plus free shipping offer is only valid on orders placed and delivered within the United States and Canada

 

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Pollen, Green Tea, and a Sale!

March 28th, 2012

SAVE 10% AND GET FREE SHIPPING
with every order during our SPRING SALE

Spring brings with it many things: Spring break, budding flowers, longer days and a HIGH POLLEN COUNT in the air. According to several news sources, allergy suffers are being hit harder and earlier than usual this year, especially on the East coast.

For those of you that have to deal with hay fever, you are well aware that the watery eyes, headaches and MUCUS can really cause discomfort, but did you know that it can also lead to BAD BREATH? It’s true, the mucus that results from this seasonal post-nasal drip is a protein which fuels the halitosis-causing bacteria giving you not only congestion and drainage in the back of your throat, but bad breath too! Overtime, this drainage in the back of the throat can also lead to the formation of TONSIL STONES.

What’s a hay fever sufferer to do? TheraBreath Nasal-Sinus Drops relieve the symptoms of pollen allergies WITHOUT zinc or habit forming prescription medications. All natural oxygenating compounds PLUS natural antimicrobials safely open up nasal passageways, cut down on mucus production – and best of all, keep your breath fresh (because they prevent the bacteria from converting mucus proteins into smelly Volatile Sulfur Compounds). America’s best kept Fresh Breath Secret starts in your NOSE! Click here to buy a single bottle or save EVEN MORE on a 3-pack and until Friday, 3/30 you can GET 10% OFF PLUS FREE SHIPPING by using coupon code AMAR1210 at checkout.*

In other recent news, a study gives GREEN TEA another reason why we should love it. We already know that it can help prevent diseases like cancer, heart disease, Parkinsons, Alzheimer’s and even lower cholesterol. Now, a study from Israel’s Institute of Technology has found the antioxidants in green tea called polyphenols can destroy the compounds that lead to bad breath and tooth decay. Here at TheraBreath, we have always believed in the natural, breath freshening benefits of green tea. Did you know that our newly formulated TheraBreath PLUS Oral Rinse is the ONLY MOUTHWASH on the market with a stable green tea formula? It tastes great and works so effectively to eliminate even chronic halitosis and now this new study just confirms what we’ve always known. Click here to get your own supply of TheraBreath PLUS Oral Rinse and DON’T FORGET TO USE CODE AMAR1210 to get 10% OFF PLUS FREE SHIPPING until Friday!

If you’re already all stocked up on your Nasal-Sinus Drops and TheraBreath PLUS Oral Rinse, there are still tons of other helpful, all natural products at TheraBreath.com for you to save on so take advantage of the savings and free shipping before it’s too late.
Enjoy the rest of your week!

*Please note that the 10% plus free shipping offer is only valid on orders placed and delivered within the United States and Canada

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Our Spring Sale starts today!

March 26th, 2012

The end of March is here, and there is no better time than the start of spring to stock up on your oral care for April.  That’s why for one week only, we are having our Spring Sale, and offering you 10% off anything AND free shipping in the US and Canada.

Order anything on our website , and you’ll get 10% off your subtotal, plus free ground shipping on your entire order (in the US and Canada).

It’s the perfect time to stock up on your usual formulas, or just to try something new.  To take advantage of the special, just use coupon code AMAR1210 when you checkout online, OR call 800-973-7374 and mention Coupon Code AMAR1210.

Remember, the key to fresh breath is simply to identify your particular problem areas, and then to apply the correct TheraBreath formulas to your particular problem areas. The two most important things you can do to prevent bad breath are:

  1. Rinse Longer – I recommend rinsing for at least 60 seconds.  It’s a fact, most people rinse for only 10 seconds!  You are doing yourself a huge disservice by not rinsing for  at least 60 seconds, because TheraBreath formulas need  to stay in contact with your problem areas for at least 30-45 seconds to work effectively.  So next time you rinse, try rinsing longer.
  2. Use a Tongue Scraper – I recommend scraping your tongue at the beginning of your oral routine.  This way while you are brushing and rinsing the TheraBreath formulas can make contact with the newly exposed surface of your tongue.

Don’t forget – use coupon code AMAR1210 when you checkout to save 10% and get free shipping!

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