Bad Breath? Tips, Tricks, and a Giveaway from #TheraBreath

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Q:  Do you have a friend with bad breath?  Do you suspect you might have bad breath yourself?  Have you ever noticed people “give you your space” when in a conversation?

A:  The best way to tell if you have bad breath is NOT by breathing into your hand!  That’s a great way to smell your hand – not  your breath!

To test your own breath, lick the back of your hand, let it dry, and then smell it.

If it’s offensive, so is your breath!  Another way to test is by smelling your floss after you’ve used it.  Bad?  Then, you’ve got bad breath.

Q:  I don’t eat onions or garlic, what causes my bad breath?

A: Although foods can cause temporary problem breath, the real source of bad breath is bacteria.  And using a minty product will only add a mint smell – not eliminated the bad smell.

Q:  Are the bacteria that cause bad breath in my digestive system?

A: This is a myth!  Bad breath does not originate in the digestive system.  There is no relationship between stomach acid and bad breath.  In fact, there are muscles which line the esophagus preventing odors from escaping out of your throat and into your mouth.

The bacteria that cause bad breath lurk below the surface of the tongue, in the throat, and often in the tonsils.

Q:  How do I eliminate the bacteria that is causing my bad breath?

A: There is clinical proof that oxygen kills the bacteria that cause bad breath.  Have you ever noticed how much worse your mouth feels when you first wake up and your mouth has been closed for a long period?  Using a product that oxygenates your mouth is the best step to eliminating the bacteria and therefore the bad breath.

Dr. Harold Katz developed a special system in 1993 to help his daughter eliminate her bad breath and those products are now available to everyone in the brand TheraBreath.  TheraBreath contains a patented oxygenating compound that eliminates the bacteria in your mouth and throat which produces bad smells and tastes.

Tips to Avoid/Reduce Bad Breath

1.  Encourage healthy oxygen-rich saliva by avoiding dry mouth caused by:  Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (found in many toothpastes); alcoholic beverages; alcohol in many mouthwashes; smoking; and stress.

2.  Avoid or reduce foods that cause bacteria to thrive, including:  dairy; sugar; and coffee.

3.  Follow an oral care regimen faithfully with daily tongue scraping, brushing, flossing, and an oral rinse.  Use a product like TheraBreath, with oxygenating properties.

TheraBreath sent me these products to try:

1.  TheraBreath Toothpaste – knocks out bad breath germs and fights cavities.

I found the toothpaste to be very pleasant to use.  One unusual thing that took me a bit of getting used to was that you do not wet your toothbrush or the toothpaste before using.  You apply it to a dry toothbrush and also when finished, you spit it out, but don’t rinse with water.  Instead you use the oral rinse.

2.  TheraBreath Oral Rinse

This was the product that impressed me the most.  I think my worst bacteria must be in my tonsil/throat area because the biggest difference I noticed was when I gargled with the oral rinse.  And one of the things I loved is that it’s okay to swallow.  It is completely safe.  I’m very used to minty products, so the absence of mint was a bit difficult to get used to, but it makes so much sense that the mint only temporarily covers up or masks the problem while the ingredients in TheraBreath eliminate the causes.

3.  TheraBreath Mouth Wetting Fresh Breath Lozenges

If you are like me, and you just miss that mint, the lozenges have a great combination of natural ingredients, including Citrus and Mint Leaf.  That’s the first way they fight bad breath.  The second is to attack bad breath germs with a clinical strength formula.  The third way is by stimulating your body’s production of oxygen rich saliva.  Saliva is nature’s best way of fighting bad breath germs.

The Breath Lozenges come, individually wrapped, and are very convenient to throw in your purse, or carry in a pocket.  I just used one after a cup of Donut Shop coffee and the coffee taste/smell is gone from my breath.

Fill out the form below to enter to win your own TheraBreath Toothpaste and Oral Rinse!  You do need to leave a comment for the mandatory entry, but all other entries will be recorded by Rafflecopter and no comments are necessary :)

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Disclosure: All opinions included in this post are my own, unless otherwise stated. In accordance with FTC guidelines, I am disclosing a material connection because I received a gift product for review. My site only publishes reviews of products I can recommend to my readers. The product would have been returned or donated in the case of a negative unpublished review.


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    Nicholas Harris says:

    Bad breath is caused by bacteria in the mouth area.

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    I visited and was very happy to learn that almost all of their products are vegan. I would love to win these products!
    Megan recently posted..Friday Firsts: ‘Hope Rekindled’ by Tracie Peterson

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    mary fallon says:

    I visted the therabreath website and found out crooked teeth do not cause halitosis!

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    I did the mandatory entry and all the extra entries. I am not sure what took and what didn’t. It kept giving me error messages but than said done? I don’t know how to verify them.
    bdavisnc at gmail dot com

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      Hi Becky!
      I’m not sure what happened but I went into “moderate” and I can see all your entries, so it worked. Good luck and thank you for being patient enough to enter despite the problems!

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    I would try: Aktiv-K12 ProBiotic Chewing Gum (1 Sheet)
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    Vicki Wurgler says:

    The way to fight bad breath due to post nasal drip is to use a combination of TheraBreath Nasal Sinus Drops and AktivOxigen tablets, creating an oxygenating solution to cleanse the throat and tonsil area.

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    felecia says:

    Bad breath originates on the back of the tongue and in the throat.

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    I learned that most bad breath isn’t caused by bad bacteria, but by dryness in the mouth!
    Alicia C. recently posted..An Unexpected Lesson on the Rights of Minors {Smart Summer Challenge – Week 2}

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    I learned that milk can cause bad breath.
    tarter95 at hotmail dot com

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    Sherry Lebow says:

    I visited the website and found out that Therabreath is the only group of oral products designed to fight bad breath which do not contain soap (sodium lauryl sulfate) or saccharin is TheraBreath! Sodium lauryl sulfate can cause canker sores

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    Raven In A Blue Room says:

    I visited the site and learned that the company is located in Los Angeles, CA

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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    eva kieu says:

    I learned that dryness is the cause for bad breath.

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    Samantha says:

    I learned I can get it at Walmart or CVS

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    katklaw777 says:

    Something interesting…”Most commercial breath mints are loaded with sugar and just MASK bad breath. All New ZOX Breath Fresheners are the first breath mint endorsed by the California Breath Clinics to be used for preventing bad breath and taste.”

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    Robin M. says:

    I love that all the products are Vegan!

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    I learned that This formula is also great for gum health and nothing is more powerful at fighting cavities.

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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    Pauline says:

    I learned that dry mouth causes bad breath.- (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

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    I learned they also do 2 products for pets (a solution for in water and a spray).

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    I learned that fluoride slows down the formation of acids that cause tooth decay

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    I learned that anaerobic sulfur-producing bacteria that create bad breath, lives and breed within the back of the tongue and in the throat.

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