Holiday times for sweets are upon us. Whether you are making up for Valentines, preparing for Easter or planning Mother's Day, having bad breath can be a relationship killer. To make sure you have breath even your own family can tolerate, here are some tips to follow:
Dr. Katz recently stopped by television stations in Portland, Seattle, Phoenix, and San Antonio to get the word out about how you can stay clear of bad breath on Valentine's Day. Check out his recent TV appearances here:
From the desk of Dr. Katz - America's Bad Breath Expert - I get this question a lot from first time TheraBreath users :
Why does TheraBreath make my food taste funny?
Simple answer, it doesn't! This is kind of a chicken and the egg type paradox. What I mean is, the way food tastes before you start using TheraBreath is what really tastes 'funny'. The food you taste after you use TheraBreath tastes normal.
Why? Simple - before you start using TheraBreath you are not just tasting food. You are tasting food PLUS the waste products of millions of bacteria alive and teeming inside your mouth (gross, I know). Basically, it's like looking at the world through tinted glasses your entire life then one day taking them off. You'd think everything changed colors when in fact you were actually seeing colors correctly for the very first time!
It's the same with TheraBreath. Over the course of your life you have become accustomed to having everything you taste 'seasoned' with a generous portion of bacteria waste. It's like background noise - always there and always changing the flavor of everything. This lasts until you use TheraBreath for the very first time. All of a sudden, flavors will change.
This can be a little troubling for some people when they first use our products. Don't worry - what you are detecting is the lack of this bacteria 'seasoning' on everything that comes in contact with your tongue. It takes a few days to get used to, but it will go away. Within a few days, your brain starts to recognize flavors precisely as it has before and taste sensations will return to normal. Only now, there won't be all that extra nasty stuff in your mouth and your breath will be fresh and kissably sweet.
Yours in good health,
Harold Katz DDS
Director, California Breath Clinics
Inventor, TheraBreath Fresh Breath System
1-800-97-FRESH, Ext. 1227
How To Stop Morning Breath In Less Than 45 Seconds Per Day
by Dr. Harold Katz - Founder, California Breath Clinics
You probably already know that TheraBreath is America's #1 Selling Fresh Breath Toothpaste and Mouthwash solution. But many of my patients don't know that my products are also developed to treat Dry Mouth and Gum Sensitivity!
Increasingly, I hear from patients that are amazed at how well TheraBreath works at preventing DRY MOUTH. The formula is designed to stimulate saliva flow - saliva is your body's own way of killing germs and freshening breath, so increasing your mouth's ability to make fresh saliva has always been part of what makes TheraBreath Toothpaste and Mouthwash so effective. If you suffer from Dry Mouth as a side effect of medication, post nasal drip, sleep apnea, or one of the dozens of other reasons many experience mouth dryness, then you really need to try our formula. I guarantee TheraBreath is effective at reducing Dry Mouth quickly and easily or I will give you 100% of your money back. And as usual I also guarantee it is the most effective product for the treatment of problem breath that you have ever used. If you are ever dissatisfied with any TheraBreath product for ANY reason, simply return it for a quick and courteous refund.
In addition, while most people know that TheraBreath works like no other product on earth for breath freshening, not as many have tried my PerioTherapy formula for the treatment of GUM SENSITIVITY. TheraBreath PerioTherapy is a unique formula made specifically for bleeding and sensitive gums. Many things can lead to gum problems - brushing too hard, teeth whitening, diabetes, pregnancy, gingivitis, gum recession and other issues can lead to that telltale 'pink in the sink' when you brush. Bleeding Gums, while a common problem, can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. Blood borne illnesses, heart disease, and other very serious problems can start from something as simple as bleeding gums. By using TheraBreath PerioTherapy, you can quickly stop gum problems before they get worse and impact your health. The PerioTherapy formula is fortified with Xylitol and Zinc Gluconate to be the most effective gum treatment formula you can buy. It will put an end to gum sensitivity and bleeding when used as directed. As with all of my products, I will give you a full refund of your purchase price if you are not fully satisfied with your results. If you are concerned about gum health, you should try PerioTherapy today. You have nothing to lose!
Important Stats about Morning Breath
Approximately 35% of the world's population has a chronic, noticeable breath condition which usually leads them to seek help from a professional (which may often be incorrect.) This first group has bad breath concerns 24 hours a day, including food odors, taste disorders, dry mouth, and of course "morning breath"....
Another 35% are "borderline" - meaning that their breath seems fresh throughout the day, but they can easily reach "chronic" levels, if they eat certain foods (dairy, alcohol, sugars), after taking medication (antihistamines, antidepressants, high blood pressure medication) and always when they wake up, in other words - "morning breath."
The remaining 30% rarely worry about their breath. The only exceptions are when they eat garlic and onions, or upon wakening (morning breath)...
So what's going on with morning breath?
The thing is, just about EVERYONE has morning breath to one degree or another!
As we sleep throughout the night, our salivary glands slow down (or for some older people - shut down completely) because our brain knows we are not eating. This, combined with the constant flow of air (for those of us who snore or are mouth breathers) over our palate makes for a very DRY environment on the tongue, within our oral cavity and in the throat (the breeding grounds of the anaerobic sulfur-producing bacteria that cause bad breath and taste disorders).
And as I talk about in my article on dry mouth .... this creates an environment that is very conducive for 'morning breath'. (Saliva is nature's way of protecting us from bad breath, because healthy saliva contains high concentrations of oxygen - the natural enemy of anaerobic bacteria.) So if you get morning breath after a good night of sleep - don't worry, you're not alone!
But what most people don't know (and this includes most medical and dental professionals), is that morning breath is NOT something that you have to live with.
The key is to find a way to stop the production of VSC's (volatile sulfur compounds) during the night as you are asleep. One way would be to increase the production of saliva within the back of your throat and mouth during the night. But this is very difficult to do - after all, you're asleep! And those of us who are mouth breathers are drying out the back of our throats with each breath that we take throughout the night.
A better way (and easier way) is to stop the production of sulfur compounds by the bacteria that create morning breath - and this is exactly what my AktivOxigen Tablets are designed to do!
AktivOxigen tablets are small, highly concentrated bad breath eliminators! I created them about a year back in response to many of my customers demands for an effective oral rinse that reached the deep recesses of the throat and tonsil area.
To use AktivOxigen, just dissolve 1 or 2 tablets (depending on the severity of the problem you are trying to correct) in regular tap water in the included 8 oz. mixing bottle. Shake well for about 10 seconds and you will have a POWERFUL, unflavored oral rinse that will destroy the bad breath bacteria on contact.
What makes this rinse so effective is that you can actually swallow the resulting solution and slowly let it run down the back of your throat and tonsils. If you do this right before bedtime, this actually coats your throat for the entire night and virtually eliminates morning breath.
AktivOxigen Tablets are easy to use and affordable - and they are the best way I know of for the average person to rid themselves of morning breath.
Plus, many of you who suffer with Tonsiloliths (that's the scientific term for those nasty odorous globs growing deep in the crypts of your tonsils) or congested sinuses will find instant relief from using the combination of AktivOxigen tablets and Nasal-Sinus Drops. Nasal Sinus Drops are potent drops you put in your nose that slowly trickle through your sinuses and down your throat destroying the bad breath bacteria on contact.
AktivOxigen Tablet Sizes:
- Four 8oz Bottles (lasts 2 weeks)
- Twelve 8oz Bottles (lasts 6 weeks)
Nasal Sinus Drops©
- Three 1 oz Droppers(lasts 2 months)
- Dissolve 1 or 2 tablets in the 8 Ounce Mixing Bottle. Be sure to use the opaque bottle that comes with the system otherwise the solution will lose its potency.
- Shake well for 10-20 seconds
- Before bedtime, tilt your head back and swallow 1 or 2 capfuls of the solution. Let it slowly run over your throat and tonsil area for maximum effectiveness.
- *Important* - The solution should be in contact with your tonsils and throat for at least 45 seconds.
- Keep cap tightly closed after use
- Blow nose before use
- Tilt back head and gently press sides of dropper bottle to release 3-5 drops into each nostril
- Allow nasal-sinus drops to slowly run back through your sinuses and down the back of your throat
- *Important*- Allow drops to remain in the sinus cavity for at least 1-2 minutes
Note: All TheraBreath formulas are designed to be used as a system. When looking for the best results, make sure to use AktivOxigen Rinse with any of our toothpastes, breath sprays, concentrated drops, or chewing gum.