A Look at Canker Sores

March 2nd, 2012

Few things evoke a wincing quite like the mention of a canker sore.  Not to be used confused with cold sores (although those are equally disliked) canker sores are those annoying and painful sores that develop in your mouth, making it hard to eat, drink and even talk when they are at their prime. Canker sores are fairly common and short-lived (although it doesn’t seem like it while you have one). Here are some articles that discuss these pesky sores and how you can avoid them.

Having a canker sore is hard to ignore. A canker sore is an erosion of the inner membranes of the mouth and along with pain; they can also cause bad breath. What causes a canker sore? They occur because of bacterial infections but sometimes a small cut or other vexation is the culprit for inviting this microbial growth. What is the best way to try to avoid canker sores? Stay away from mouthwashes and toothpastes that contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or alcohol. These ingredients can irritate and dry out your tongue, checks and gums which can lead to inflammation of the delicate tissue in your mouth where canker sores occur.  These inflammations may attract bacteria, leading to a canker sore. Avoiding products with these ingredients can reduce your risk of getting an aphthous ulcer (which is what a canker sore is). If you do get canker sores frequently, you aren’t alone. An article in the British Medical Journal stated that canker sores are the most common condition of the mouth’s membranes in developed countries. Also, don’t worry about spreading the sores to your friends – they aren’t contagious.

Looking for another way to possible eliminate getting canker sores? David Zabriskie, a 32 year old road bicycle racer that participated in his sixth Tour de France this year told the UK Daily Mail what he plans to do to stop canker sores. He’s gone vegan! Not only has eliminating eggs, dairy products and meat from his diet and replacing them with protein-rich seeds and rice stopped his canker sores and saddle rash, but he also stated that this change in diet has actually boosted his performance. Is this just a rare occurrence that David is lucky enough to reap the benefits of? According to several sources, it has been noted that dietary changes can help stop and treat canker sores. Specifically, a study in the Journal of American Board of Family Medicine found that by increasing one’s vitamin B12 levels can help to heal canker sores more quickly. No doubt a change in Zabriskie’s diet gave him a boost of B12, which is also known for increasing energy. Experts still aren’t fully endorsing becoming vegan to eliminate canker sores, but it could be a healthy side effect of making the switch. Rather, since these aphthous ulcers are caused by irritation, dentists are telling patients to avoid oral care products that contain harsh chemicals like SLS and alcohol which can inflame the tissue of the cheeks and gums where canker sores often appear.

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TheraBreath’s Specialty Breath Fresheners can Beat Halitosis for Folks of all Body Types

February 29th, 2012

Halitosis is inevitable, which is one reason why TheraBreath offers such a wide array of breath freshening products. With so many specialty items available, like toothpastes, alcohol-free mouthwashes, mints, lozenges, tongue scrapers, tooth-whitening kits and probiotics, there’s little excuse for suffering through bad breath.

Of course, getting oral odor is unavoidable. With so many bacteria living on your tongue, cheeks and palate, bad breath is a fact of life. What matters is how you deal with it.

At times, it can seem like your mouth goes from fresh to foul faster than you can say “Robin Redbreast’s bad breath” three times. (It’s a tongue twister. Try it.) Are some people more prone to halitosis? Do people of certain health backgrounds or body types get bad breath quicker or more chronically than others? They sure do.

Some folks get more halitosis based on their habits or personal hygiene. So, for example, someone who brushes their teeth once per day is almost certainly more likely to have a stinky mouth than someone who scrubs their teeth two or three times daily. Individuals with an unenthusiastic oral care routine – one that skips the floss, tongue scraper and mouthwash – have themselves to blame for their oral odor. Similarly, people who smoke, drink heavily or eat pungent foods will naturally have bad breath.

Likewise, using an inferior breath product can allow the mouth to develop halitosis more often. For example, alcohol-based mouthwashes can dry out the palate, leaving you more likely to have bad breath, rather than less. This is why TheraBreath recommends using its specialty breath fresheners, since they are specially formulated to neutralize odor and eliminate bacteria.

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To Avoid a Breathalyzer Mix-up, use an Alcohol-free Mouthwash for Your Bad Breath

February 27th, 2012

So here’s an odd little conundrum: If you’d like to have sweet-smelling breath the next time you’re pulled over, it’s highly advisable that you use mouthwash every day. (After all, you can’t predict when you’ll be stopped by cops, unless you’re planning on speeding.) However, unless you use an alcohol-free mouthwash, there is a chance that your anti-halitosis regimen can land you a DUI charge.

This is true no matter what country you live in, as evidenced by a recent article in the Hong Kong Standard. The piece pointed out that in India, the odds of this happening are especially tilted, since police officers there often use their noses to diagnose drunkenness, rather than utilizing a breathalyzer.

Why would Indian cops use their sniffers instead of a finely calibrated machine?  “If we start checking each of them with sensors, it will lead to traffic snarls on the road,” one officer explained to the news source.

Still, even in the U.S., where breathalyzers set the standard for DUI evidence collection, any driver who doesn’t use a specialty, alcohol-free mouthwash runs the risk, however slight, of getting hauled in for boozing that they didn’t have the pleasure of actually experiencing.

The ability of alcohol-based mouthwashes to register on a breathalyzer is no myth. Studies in journals like the aptly titled Alcohol and Alcoholism show that recent use of an alcohol-based mouthrinse can easily mimic a blood-alcohol content above 0.08.

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The Latest TheraBreath Blog Reviews and Giveaways

February 24th, 2012

Please note: if you have already been lucky enough to win one of these bloggers giveaways, please refrain from entering in order to allow others to win. Thank you!

Talk about Lucky – My Winnings! has posted her TheraBreath review, perfectly titled “Welcome to a TheraBreath Fresh Mouth! Oral Care Product Review. Here’s a little of what she had to say about discovering TheraBreath: “I had come to dependant on my regular toothpaste and mouthwash but lately they have just not been cutting it.  While searching online for any home remedy solutions to add to my oral routine, I came across Therabreath being listed in google search menu and decided to look thoroughly into the product line.  Their site is so informative as well as their blog. Their product line is so multifaceted for solutions such as canker sores to dry mouth and used by a lot of celebrities (check out the coverage of the Golden Globes).  I suffer from dry mouth and was elated to try some products from the product line.” Were we able to help her with her dry mouth? Go here to find out.

Are you a blogger located in the United States and interested in reviewing TheraBreath products?  Just go to http://www.therabreath.com/blogger and fill out the form to let us know. Please note, we do not pay for reviews but will send the products to try at no cost.

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Hey! The TheraBreath BONUS PAK Sale is over TODAY!

February 22nd, 2012

That’s right folks – You have less than 24 hours to take advantage of our Bonus Pak Sale and claim your $157 in FREE Bonus Products!

Once again, this BONUS PAK Sales event has topped all previous offers to become the biggest sale in our company history. If you have already taken advantage of the $157 BONUS we reserved for you, thanks for taking part in all the savings and helping the event be such a success!!!

But if you are one of the few who have not yet taken advantage of the largest discounts ever on our premium fresh breath and gum care formulas, you still have a few hours to do so. But hurry, as this sale will end at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) tonight and then all prices go back to normal.

Ordering one (or more!) of our bonus paks will save you 60% (or more!) on all of our extremely popular and effective products. Don’t run out of essentials like oral rinse or toothpaste – order in bulk during the BONUS PAK SALE, stock up, and save. These days every penny saved is a penny earned. Savings of 60%+ is a lot of earned pennies.

But remember, this terrific opportunity to save is almost over. After 11:59pm on Wednesday, the BONUS PAK SALE event will be over and our pricing returns to our regular, everyday unit pricing.

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P.S. We promise – this is your last sale reminder. Thanks for bearing with us through the frequent reminders, and thanks to all who have ordered for making this our biggest month in history.

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