September 2nd, 2011
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Jodi, a Canadian blogger and owner of Rants n Rascals is back! This time, she’s reviewed our Multi Symptom Probiotics and is also holding a giveaway for our Mouth Wetting Lozenges. What did she think of our products this time? She writes, “My teeth are bad. Mix that with halitosis and well — let’s just say I have to brush brush brush, gargle gargle gargle – so I’m not embarrassed when I go out in public and breathe on anyone. I started using TheraBreath Multi Symptom Probiotics Home Treatment System just over a month ago now, and I love it! My teeth often get sore because I have no natural enamel on them (from getting sick) as a child. So I have to work that much harder to help my teeth stay healthy.” But that’s not all that she has to say. Click here to read the rest and to enter her giveaway.
Like many of you mom’s out there, Renae is busy Sharing Bed and Board. Her blog of the name same has posted another TheraBreath review! This time she dishes all about our Multi Symptom Probiotics. She writes, “I received this product a few weeks before my daughter was born. It’s pretty simple to use. You use the treatment twice (morning and night) on the first day, once (each morning) on days 2-6, and twice (morning and night) on day 7. Each ‘dose’ is a little packet that you mix with about 2 oz. of water. To be honest…” Wow this treatment was so simple she was able to do it even with a baby on the way! Congratulations to Renae and her family on the birthday of their baby girl. Want to know what she was being honest about? Then go here to find out.
Modern Mom Savings’s motto is “saving cents just makes sense!” and we couldn’t agree more. This Modern Mom reviewed our TheraBreath toothpaste, oral rinse and lozenges AND she’s hosting a giveaway! Here are some of her thoughts and what she learned… “When I first used TheraBreath I thought it was kind of odd that it did not foam up as I brushed my teeth like other toothpaste does. I was not sure that it was actually cleaning my teeth and to be honest I did go back over my teeth with my regular toothpaste after using TheraBreath toothpaste the first time. Then after looking into it I found that…” She found out something very important about other toothpastes. Go here to learn about it too and to enter her giveaway.
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August 29th, 2011
It’s a common wives’ tale that a dog’s mouth is nine times cleaner (or some similar number) than a humans. While this has been proven to
be false, it should be obvious to those of you that have ever had a whiff of some serious doggie breath!
Bad breath is often caused by the bacteria in one’s mouth – whether it is human or canine. The Knox News published an article that discusses the many causes of bad breath in dogs. A few of them are causes that humans often doing have to worry about for their own breath. These include the use of one’s tongue to clean hard-to-reach body parts and the ingestion of items that people don’t consider food.
There are, however several causes that can afflict both humans and dogs: metabolic problems, gastrointestinal diseases, cancer, food allergies and gum disease. All in all, dogs often get halitosis for the same reason people do – microbes. Bacteria that thrives in the oral cavity (whether it be dog or human) feed off of remnants of the food we eat. As these bacteria digest sugars and proteins, they give off awful-smelling compounds that our brains register as bad odors.
How can you fight bad breath? If you’re human, you may want to think about using an oral care probiotic to naturally combat these bad breath bugs. For your four-legged best friend, TheraBreath also has the answer with Dr. Katz for Dogs and Cats Oral Spray or Solution. You can either put a few harmless capfuls of the solution into your dog’s water bowl or take the more direct approach and use our spray to directly target the mouth and neutralize any doggie breath. Give them a try – both you and your pet will thank us.
August 26th, 2011
Have you ever wondered how many people actually have bad breath? Then you’re not alone. The American Dental Association (ADA) asked itself the same thing – and the results were a bit surprising. The Council of Scientific Affairs published a report that states that a whopping 50 percent (yes, half) of the US population has bad breath at any one time. And of that 50 percent, half of that group has chronic halitosis.
This study that was published in the Journal of ADA stated that about 90 percent of all halitosis originates from the oral cavity itself. It’s true that a small percentage of bad breath can be from diseases within the lungs, bloodstream or gastrointestinal tract, but the majority starts and lingers in palate, gums and throat. This research stated that many mouthwashes chemically mask the foul smell, while others (yes, including TheraBreath) actually get to the source of foul breath and can fix and prevent it.
The paper stated, “[A] mechanism that has been proposed for the action of mouthrinses is the inactivation of [volatile sulfur compounds] and their conversion into nonmalodorous compounds by zince salts.” TheraBreath’s patented technology works very similarly to truly clean and refresh your mouth along with helping fight gum disease and even whiten your teeth, depending on which of our mouthwashes you are using.
What does this study mean? If you’re suffering with bad breath, you definitely are not alone. However, you can be a part of the half of the American population that has fresh breath on a daily basis by using TheraBreath products.
August 24th, 2011
If you are afflicted with bad breath, you may be willing to go to any length and spend any amount of money to fix it. However, having fresh breath doesn’t have to break the bank. Women’s Health published a list of fresh breath tips that won’t hurt your wallet. Most of them were fairly obvious and we are always suggesting the same solutions: brushing, flossing and rinsing with an alcohol-free mouthwash at least twice daily along with cleaning your tongue along with your teeth and the interior of your mouth.
The magazine did also include tips such as chewing sugar-free gum (to avoid dry mouth), eating a carbohydrate-heavy diet and drinking unsweetened tea. These suggestions might help reduce oral odor caused by the VSCs that thrive in your mouth and compounds in your blood stream.
Along with these helpful tips, we’d also like to suggest trying a sugar-free mint if gum isn’t your thing. Also, be sure to keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water each day. If you want to be proactive about the health of your mouth (and the smell of your breath) we’d like to suggest trying our Multi Symptom Probiotics which can introduce healthy and helpful bacteria into your oral cavity and thus fight of the odor causing bugs. It’s also important to see your dentist regularly to prevent any problems that could get expensive to treat.
Regardless of how much money you make, fresh breath doesn’t have to be something you can’t afford. Just make sure you choose the best products for the health of your breath and mouth and it will save you a bunch of dental bills in the long run.
August 22nd, 2011
Is there anyone that actually enjoys or looks forward to going to the dentist? Probably not. The strange sounds, the drills, the smells, the needles and the dental bill definitely don’t make anyone want to visit the dentist more often than they need to. However, some inventors at London South Bank University, Brunel University and King’s College London have come up with a new device that cancels out high-pitched sounds from dental drills that set many nerves on edge.
Pretty cool right? This device plugs into an MP3 player so the nervous patient can listen to his or her own music while being worked on. Rather than the high pitched screams from the drill, this device cancels out that sound completely. But what if the dentist or technician is talking to you? No problem – the inventors have that covered by including adaptive filtering. This allows the patient to still hear what the dentist is saying but cancels out the drilling sounds. How is it done? Adaptive filtering targets a specific sound wave even when the volume and frequency of that wave changes. This great invention is all thanks to professor Brian Millar of King’s College who came up with the initial idea.
So when can we start using these devices? It’s not quite that simple yet. Millar states, “What we need now is an investor to develop the product further, to enable us to bring this device to as many dental surgeries as possible, and help people whose fear of visiting the dentist stops them from seeking the oral healthcare they need.”
Hopefully an investor will be found and soon, rather than dreading the dentist visit, we’ll be creating a playlist for it. Don’t forget, the best way to prepare your mouth for a regular dentist visit is to use the TheraBreath products that are right for you. If you aren’t sure which ones are best for your needs, just take our quick online breath evaluation for free.