Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Harold Katz’

From the mouth to the foot – The most embarrassing beauty questions answered

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

(Source:WebMD Feature from “Redbook” Magazine)

Amy Keller of Redbook Magazine writes about the 12 Most Embarrassing Beauty Questions. Top 2 Question is the question about bad breath, ranking second to foot odor. Apparently, smelliness is next to smelliness in this case. The question: Why does breath smell despite constant brushing? We also find out the answer to this other plaguing question — Just what is the connection between Foot Odor and Bad Breath? The answer might surprise you.

When the normal bacteria on your feet interact with moisture trapped in your socks and shoes, they emit stinky sulfurous byproducts, says Doris J. Day, M.D., an assistant professor of dermatology at New York University.

1. What causes foot odor?

The fix: Since dry feet equals odor-free feet, wear absorbent cotton socks with shoes made from breathable materials, like canvas and leather, and sprinkle Zeasorb – an over-the-counter drying powder – into your shoes every morning. Three nights a week, pour a pot of tea made with several regular (not herbal) tea bags into a basin, then soak your feet for five to 10 minutes. The tannic acid in tea temporarily inhibits sweat production. See your doctor if your feet are also red, swollen or scaly to make sure a bacterial or fungal infection isn’t causing the smell.
2. Why does my breath smell despite constant brushing?

Although brushing will help prevent cavities (so don’t stop scrubbing), it can only mask bad breath, since the problem really lies within your throat and tongue, not your teeth. When the bacteria in your mouth lose access to oxygen (which can happen when you use alcohol-based mouthwashes, take certain prescription medications for depression or high blood pressure or simply sit with your mouth shut for a long time), they emit smelly sulfur compounds, says Harold Katz, D.D.S., founder of The California Breath Clinic in Los Angeles; this is the same principle at work with foot odor. Eating garlic and onion also makes your breath stink because they contain – surprise – those same sulfur compounds.

The fix: Contrary to popular belief, a tongue scraper won’t banish bad breath – sulfur compounds cannot be removed manually. Instead, keep your mouth oxygenated by drinking water throughout the day and using an over-the-counter oral rinse with chlorine dioxide in both the A.M. and the P.M. to neutralize sulfur compounds. (Try TheraBreath Oral Rinse.) Chewing on oxygen-rich vegetables, like parsley and celery, can also diminish odors. If these tricks don’t work, see your dentist.

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TheraBreath Looks To Pierce Mattie Public Relations To Launch Their Health Public Relations Campaign

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

TheraBreath, the industry leader in resolving the issue of halitosis, has retained Pierce Mattie Public Relations ( to spearhead their health public relations campaign throughout 2008. Pierce Mattie Public Relations, known for its innovative communication methods and trailblazing campaigns, will begin the campaign this month assisting TheraBreath to gain more exposure for their current line of products, as well as their upcoming PerioTherapy products.

TheraBreath is a revolutionary premium oral care system created by Doctor Harold Katz at the California Breath Clinics. The exclusive, original formula went on the market in 1994 and has been used by over 1,000,000 people worldwide to solve the problems of bad breath and unpleasant mouth taste. It is the first company of its kind to actually treat the underlying causes of bad breath rather than covering it up. Dr. Katz, a graduate of UCLA, the UCLA School of Dentistry and holder of a separate degree in Bacteriology, is also the author of the ‘Bad Breath Bible- now in its second edition, with over 1 million copies in print.

TheraBreath is an effective all natural, vegan, vegetarian and kosher line of breath care products. TheraBreath began with only 6 products, but now has over 50 products available both online and at select retail stores. ‘We are looking forward to an exciting year of consumer education with the assistance of national and regional magazines and other media outlets,- notes Kim Tobman, Account Director in Pierce Mattie PR’s LA Office.

For more information on TheraBreath visit or call 1-800-97-FRESH.

About Pierce Mattie Public Relations: Launched in 2001 by wellness lifestyle editor and expert Pierce Mattie, Pierce Mattie PR remains the industry leader in communications for luxury beauty, fashion, health and fitness brands alike with growing divisions in home furnishings and fine jewelry. With offices located bi-coastally in New York and Los Angeles, Pierce Mattie PR has their hand on the pulse of the industry and has the capabilities of securing national and international press for their clients.

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Pilots’ bad breath arrests prompt hygiene review

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Stephen Moyes of The Mirror ( writes about two pilots whose bad breath put their own and the airline’s reputation on the line. They were taught to be drinking on the job when it was only a bad case of halitosis. This just shows how important fresh breath is on the job, whether on land or on air. Have they been gargling with alcoholic mouthwash? For fresh breath that cannot be confused for alcohol breath, the best solution is Therabreath Oral Rinse. It is non-alcoholic and contains Oxyd-8 — a powerful oxygenator that effectively attacks and neutralizes the volatile sulfur compounds that cause bad breath odors and bitter tastes.

An airline wants cockpit crew to freshen up their act – after it turned out two pilots accused of being drunk on duty just had bad breath. Virgin Atlantic now fears the oral hygiene of its flying staff is jeopardising its reputation.

Twice police have been called to a flight minutes before take-off following reports of drunk pilots. Hundreds of passengers watched aghast as the cockpit member was escorted off the jet in handcuffs.

An incident at Heathrow in April was investigated but the pilot later cleared when – according to a Virgin spokeswoman – he was found to suffer from halitosis.

But the airline was rocked again last month when police led a 42-year-old first officer away from a Miami-bound A340-600. The 266-passenger plane was taxiing towards the runway when another airline worker raised the alarm after reportedly smelling alcohol on his breath.

He was arrested under Section 94 of the Railways and Transport Act 2003 but again tests revealed he was simply suffering from halitosis.

A Virgin source said: “It’s more than a little embarrassing for this to have happened twice now. It makes terrible headlines and might put off people flying with us. We are seriously considering ordering our pilots to freshen up in the cockpit in terms of their hygiene. We might even be forced to include mints as part of our compulsory uniform.”

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Video of the Week

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Dr. Harold Katz visits the Debra Duncan Show with the Halimeter, and shows us how a long time bad breath sufferer gets instant breath relief. His bad breath score drops from more than 100 to around 20 according to the Halimeter. (A score of 70 or more indicates bad breath). Therabreath is the reason for this dramatic drop.

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Video of the Week

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Dr. Katz, our Bad Breath Detective, makes an appearance in FOX 11 news in L.A. His headline– Bad breath can be an indicator of a more serious disease. For example, sweet breath may be an indicator of Leukemia, and people with kidney problems develop a fish odor when they eat foods with protein.

In this video, we see the progress of Mark, one of Dr. Katz’s patients. Let’s see how he finally finds the solution to bad breath with a little help from Dr. Katz.

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