Posts Tagged ‘canker sore’

Something in Your Toothpaste Might be Giving You Canker Sores!

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Before we get too ahead of ourselves, do you know the difference between a cold sore and a canker sore? They are also known as mouth ulcers and cause that unbelievably annoying, pain that can affect your ability to eat, drink and just enjoy your daily life. Canker sores: occur only inside your mouth, they aren’t contagious or caused by a virus. Click here to see a chart display the differences and to learn even more about canker sores in-depth.

What causes a canker sore? Canker sores are typically caused by damage to the oral tissue in your mouth. This is often due to sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) – an all too common foaming agent that is an ingredient in most of the toothpastes that are on the market. But NOT TheraBreath toothpaste!

You hopefully already know that here at TheraBreath, we are big believers in only using the best quality ingredients and eliminate any unnecessary or potentially harmful chemicals, flavors or detergents.

So check the ingredients on you (and your children’s) toothpaste. Do you see sodium lauryl sulfate in it? If so, you may want to consider giving it the boot and getting your very own tube of TheraBreath toothpaste. After all, we have enough to worry about in our busy lives; canker sores shouldn’t be an issue.

What is SLS? It’s SOAP. It’s a surfactant that can cause damage to the lining of the interior of your mouth and dry it out, causing dry mouth, which you probably know by now can lead to bad breath.

Why would oral care companies include this in your toothpaste? SLS creates that foaming action that develops in your mouth when you’re brushing your teeth. While it isn’t actually doing anything to better clean your teeth, gums and mouth, it gives the user the impression that it does. SLS is also used in many shampoos for the same foam-filled experience.

Want to learn even more about canker sores and sodium lauryl sulfate? Then be sure to click here for more fact-filled articles and information.

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The Latest TheraBreath Blog Reviews and Giveaways

Friday, July 29th, 2011

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!

Jenn’s RAQ (recently asked questions) has posted her second TheraBreath review and giveaway. This time, she’s reviewed our new Multi  Symptom Probiotics. Jenn was a fan of our toothpaste and mouthwash, but what did she think of our 7 day probiotic treatment? Here are some of her thoughts on oral care probiotics. “I had never thought about using probiotics in this way before!  Of course I have heard of using probiotics in our diet for our gut, but of COURSE we have all sorts of imbalances in our mouths – it makes a lot of sense that this product would be out there to combat the issues that cause oral problems!  I love the work and research that Dr. Katz has put into his product line of oral care products.  They’re innovative and don’t MASK issues – they get right to the root of the issue and help to change your oral health for the better rapidly.” Click here to find out whether or not she liked the product and what results she noticed. Don’t forget to enter her giveaway too!

Sam of Kidsumers has written up a review of “Great products to take care of your body”. We’re very happy that she included TheraBreath in her review. She talks about our Multi Symptom Probiotic. Here’s why she tried our probiotics: “I was interested in trying the TheraBreath Multi Symptom Probiotics because I am prone to canker sores in my mouth and I wondered if this would help prevent them. I actually waited until I had a sore to try it, because I generally get multiple cankers in my mouth at one time and I wanted to see if I developed more sores while using it. I did not get any new canker sores during the time I used the probiotics, and that is very unusual for me. I have always thought the cankers were due to stress or anxiety, but now I am rethinking that. This product is beneficial for a variety of symptoms.” But that’s not all, go here to read the rest and find out what other products she suggests.

Let’s Start Saving Now is hosting a TheraBreath review and giveaway. Her and her husband put our TheraBreath toothpaste, oral rinse and mouth wetting lozenges to the test. Go here to read the entire post and to enter her giveaway. She addresses her husband’s bad breath, and smoker’s breath. “My husband and I both smoke.  It takes care of smoker’s breath.  If you have a hard time with getting rid of bad breath, these products are for you.” It’s worth the read, so start by and Let’s Start Saving Now.


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The Latest TheraBreath Blog Reviews and Giveaways

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

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!

Ribbons and Pearls has posted her TheraBreath review. In it, she discusses how much of a priority it is for her to keep her teeth white. “I do a lot of things to keep my teeth white, always have and I’ve always had people tell me how white they were. I smoke too! A couple of months ago, I found it much harder to keep my pretty white teeth. I don’t know what happened, but they just weren’t whitening like they used to.” Did our TheraBreath toothpaste and oral rinse help her? You’ll have to go here to find out. She also has medications that cause severe dry mouth. “…The meds I was prescribed a year ago after surgery stop your sweat glands and mouth from producing practically anything! That means, super dry mouth, but the good thing is I don’t have to worry about arm pit stains! When I went to the pharmacy to pick up my first  prescription of the meds they told me not to even bother taking it until I had water. I can’t even leave the house without a drink or I’ll end up with cotton mouth.” Did our Mouth Wetting Lozenges come to the rescue? Pay Ribbons and Pearls a visit and enter her giveaway too.

There is a BIG Back to School Giveaway happening, and Melissa’s Bargains is telling all about the details.  If you’re looking to comfortably and effectively whiten your teeth at home, TheraBreath is giving away three TheraBrite PLUS Whitening Kits – each a $54 value! Want to find out how to enter? Go here and enjoy her post on us as well as her other posts. She also has posted more information about our whitening kits, if you want to find out more about them.

Busy “East Coaster turned Texan SHAM” has posted her review on our TheraBreath products on her blog Yankee Texan Mom. She is giving her full opinion of our  mouthwash, oral rinse and mouth wetting lozenges. “My husband I both tried this product [TheraBreath toothpaste].  To be honest, I had to adjust to this toothpaste.  As a person who has used Crest her entire life, I am used to a lot of ‘foam’ when I brush my teeth.” Did our toothpaste turn her off to all of our products? Visit here to find out. See which one she liked the best and what her and her husband thought of the rest of our products.


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The Latest TheraBreath Blog Reviews and Giveaways

Friday, July 15th, 2011

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!

Riah of Joan & Riah’s Reviews and Giveaways has posted her review and giveaway for our TheraBrite Whitening products. Riah talks about her own background with her teeth. “Now for some background on my teeth, I was a teenager once upon a time, believe it or not… lol And back in those ancient times we did have a few topical treatments, but mostly our pimples, yes my pimples were treated with antibiotics. Well antibiotics stain your teeth and stain them bad, and it’s embarrassing… now these products don’t claim to even touch teeth like mine with ages upon ages of antibiotics causing those stains, but who could blame a girl for trying?” Were we able to help her whiten her teeth effectively in the comfort of her own home? Go here to find out and to enter her giveaway for a chance to win some TheraBrite Whitening products of your own.

Thrifty and Frugal by Debbie is back for her second TheraBreath review and  giveaway. This time around, she’s reviewed our new Multi Symptom Probiotics. Debbie opens up about her youngest child’s battles… “I’ve done a discussion about my poor youngest’s teeth issues that she was born with, during my last TheraBreath review, and how badly this has affected her life, her self-esteem, and so much more on so many levels.  Tweens and teens are so impressionable, and are at a delicate time in their young lives with the self-esteem thing, especially girls (although, boys may have it bad too, I don’t know, as I only have girls).  And having bad breath doesn’t help with any of it that at all.  Well, first off, she LOVES TheraBreath’s lozenges.  I can’t tell you how many boxes I’ve stocked up on for her, and since the teachers consider them ‘mints’ and not cough drops or medicine, they let her have them in class, which helps her a lot.” Is our new probiotic a help to her daughter? Click here to find out and to get the full details on her thoughts of our products. She’s also hosting a giveaway for a box of our lozenges, so make sure to pay Debbie a visit.

Fabulous Finds by November Girl xoxo has posted her review and giveaway of our three top products: TheraBreath toothpaste, oral rinse and mouth wetting lozenges. Go here to find out what she thought and enter her chance to win some TheraBreath products of your own. This busy blogger has tested out our products for a week. She talks about what she liked about our mints: “I really liked the gentle mint flavor, nothing about these products overwhelmed me. I didn’t have the feeling like I was rinsing my mouth with razor blades like most traditional mouthwashes I’ve used. I really love the mouth wetting lozenges a lot. I found these little mints to be my favorite product by far. I find myself using these little mints often throughout the day.” Did she like the rest of our products as much? You’ll have to visit her blog to find out.

Are you a blogger located in the United States and interested in reviewing TheraBreath products?  Just go to 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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For halitosis, antibacterial agent works just fine without detergent

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

What is necessary in a mouthrinse, toothpaste or specialty breath freshener for getting rid of halitosis? A recent study found that while a common antibacterial and antifungal substance reduced oral odor when combined with a detergent, the latter wasn’t necessary for sweetening breath.

Research published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology noted that triclosan, an agent that can eliminate fungal and bacterial populations, dramatically reduced the scent of bad breath when combined with alcohol or sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS).

However, both of these additives need not be included in an effective mouthwash, the team wrote. Experiments conducted by the authors “support the contention that triclosan exhibits an anti-[volatile sulfur compound] effect per se,” meaning that SLS is not a requirement in a breath freshener.

On the contrary, the team noted that they could not conduct a test on the halitosis-fighting properties of SLS alone because the substance “may cause damage to oral tissues” in solutions stronger than those found in common toothpastes.

What is SLS? A surfactant, or foaming agent, as well as a detergent in stronger doses. Rather than putting what amounts to soap in your mouth and risking getting canker sores, consider using a specialty tongue scraper or SLS-free mouth rinse.

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