I was given the pleasure of trying some new breath cleaning products made by Therabreath and Dr.Harold Katz. Dr Katz is the founder of “The California Breath Clinics”, and he has been on television shows like “The View” and “CBS Early Show” and has helped millions in his quest to vanquish bad breath.
The products I was given to try are Therabreath toothpaste, Therabreath oral rinse and the Therabreath mouth wetting lozenges. The toothpaste. Right off the bat, without even opening it up, take a look at the ingredients- you do want to know what you put in your mouth, don’t you? Well, most of the ingredients in Therabreath toothpaste are natural ingredients. Yay! Also, the packaging itself is “green”, both in the colors (green, orange, and white) but it is also environmentally kind. And it is even Kosher and safe for diabetics. Now, onto the important part- the taste and texture. No problems there! The taste is minty and fresh without any strange aftertastes or chemically enhanced “freshness”, natural mint, very nice. The texture is also good to the point where, when finished brushing, my teeth feel clean and smooth.
The oral rinse is meant to be used after the toothpaste. The rinse has the ingredient: OXYD-8, which is an oxidizer and destroys odor causing bacteria. The longer you swish it around, the better a job the rinse will do at getting all the little buggers before they give you bad breath. Doctor Katz suggests swishing and gargling for 30 seconds then spitting and gargling for another 45 seconds. Something to take note of is the lack of alcohol or chloride in both the toothpaste and the oral rinse. Alcohol gives rinses that familiar burn that usually turns people away, including Little Man. He LOVES the rinse. He is like his mommy, obsessed with teeth!
The mints are up next. They are very different. They are a 3 stage mint, which means there are 3 things you will notice going on in your mouth. One, the flavor is mint and orange, mostly mint. The second is zinc, oxygen and xylitol working together to fight off bacteria and germs. I have had zinc supplements before and you can definitely tell there is zinc in these. Lastly a saliva agent that stimulates your mouth to produce more saliva. The combination of these three stages makes for quite the different mint experience then, lets say, a tic tac. You can definitely tell there is a lot going on in your mouth. And it keeps going on throughout the life of the mint. Also, it coats your entire mouth. I’m not loving the mints, neither did Little Man, but Daddy and Kamikaze did. But, it is definitely something to try, at least once and see if you like it. Be adventurous and give your mouth a minty, cleaning, moistening ride (and stop bad breath!)
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