Here’s my upfront admission. We use three of the Therabreath products. So, although I will give you both positive and negatives, you’ll notice that this will be an overall favorable review.
Maybe you have a terrible case of halitosis and haven’t been able to get rid of it. Or perhaps you have an occasional ordinary bit of bad breath now and then and want something you can count on every day to take care of those stinky times.
Perhaps you want to cut back on unnecessary unpronounceable chemicals in your life, especially in products you use every day for oral hygiene.
Recently I was reading about a chemical called Triclosan that is found in toothpaste, mouthwash, and other personal-care products. It is used for its antibacterial properties and it is also used in pesticides. There is concern that it is may be linked to weakening of the immune system, birth defects and other side effects. I don’t want to be reading warnings about my toothpaste online and in the newspaper. Do you?
I’m a Therabreath user for both reasons: I have occasional bad breath and I also want to live a cleaner lifestyle. Okay, so I snore and my husband says I have morning breath more often than I’m going to admit to. And we are working at changing over to a healthier lifestyle, so I’m spending more time reading the ingredients of the products we use.
The Story Behind the Therabreath Name
When I looked into it, I found out there was a personal story as well as personal expertise in the man behind the products.
Dr. Harold Katz is a dentist who got involved with bad breath because it was a seemingly incurable problem that had landed smack dab in his own home. His teenage daughter had a severe case of halitosis and even with all of his dental training he couldn’t help her get rid of. All of the usual methods and popular oral hygiene products didn’t work and even made it worse.
Besides having a degree in dentistry, Dr. Katz also has a degree in bacteriology – very helpful in his research. He found that anaerobic bacteria and their sulfurous products (VLCs – volatile sulfur compounds) are the common cause for most halitosis problems. This has now become accepted as mainstream thinking.
He has put all of his accumulated knowledge of the causes and cures for bad breath in a free ebook. You can read our review of The Bad Breath Bible and find a download link on the same page. Whatever you want to know – you will find there.
He has even written a 12-page ebook Complete Oral Care for Your Pet for those of you who want to get rid of dog breath, puppy, or cat breath.
Katz has been investigating and treating the problems of halitosis, dry mouth, and taste disorders since 1993. To date, besides his daughter, he has treated over 250,000 people in 89 countries. These include many singers, actors, and celebrities who come to him privately to solve their bad breath and dry mouth problems.
You will find a bunch of ingredients in the Therabreath product line that are different from the usual that you see on your store shelves.
Dr. Katz created a series of products that get rid of bad breath by attacking the halitosis-causing bacteria in the mouth using a proprietary compound that he calls Oxyd-8 (a stabilized chlorine dioxide compound). This is an oxygenating compound.
Then he combined this with natural ingredients like concentrated whole leaf aloe vera, tea tree oil, sorbitol, xylitol, and zinc gluconate.
These products don’t have some of the ingredients that you’ll find in Listerine, Crest and other popular dental and oral hygiene products on store shelves. There is no sodium lauryl sulfate, alcohol, or saccharine in the Therabreath brand. Even Tom’s of Maine natural toothpaste contains sodium lauryl sulfate, a foaming detergent ingredient also found in soaps and shampoos, and known to be harsh to gum tissue.
As I mentioned, we use the products in our house. We only use a fraction of the products available: the oxygenating toothpaste and oral rinse are our staples, and we like the lozenges, which were good on a long road trip we took recently.
Reviews on Amazon seem overwhelmingly positive, with several customers stating that it has changed their lives.
- “My breath was so bad that people would move away from me when I spoke, which made me never want to speak to people or to feel obviously awkward when I did. I tried the rinse and toothpaste and I NEVER have that problem anymore. I am not shy about speaking anymore and I feel SO much more confident in general. This is a real dream come true for me. Absolutely give it a try if you are suffering from bad breath whatsoever.”
- “Whoa and behold, it did work. Your breath in the morning will not be minty and fresh but there is absolutely no odor. It’s like something neutral.”
- “Also, do not believe that this will give you permanent fresh breath. These products do not “mask” your breath like mouthwashes and gum do. It will ELIMINATE the REAL bad breath causing GERMS. If you do not keep up the daily use, those germs will grow back. But if you eat an onion sandwich or a squid-salad, that isn’t bad breath… that’s FOOD-breath.”
All of the Therabreath products that you purchase through the Therabreath.com website are backed by a 30 day 100 percent money back guarantee. This is for the price of the product and doesn’t include shipping and handling. You get to try the product and, if you don’t like it, you can return the unused portion in the box, for a full refund of the purchase price. You need to return it within 30 days of the original order and must include a copy of your invoice, the order date, and, of course, your name and address. If you need to use the guarantee, be sure to check that the terms haven’t changed.
When we started out with Therabreath, it seemed very different to us. It certainly tastes different, because the products aren’t full of all sorts of artificial sweeteners and flavorings.
The oxygenating toothpaste is a clear thick gel. It doesn’t foam so you won’t see or feel a bunch of bubbles. It just seems like a water in my mouth, not suds, sugar, and strong flavor.
The oral rinse looks like water. Using it is a bit like swishing your mouth with unsweetened liquid mint. Not bad – just different. It doesn’t contain alcohol, which dries out your mouth and causes more bad breath, so you won’t get that extra tingle and zip you have with traditional mouthwashes.
You may find that food tastes different. The reason is that you are tasting food as it is, not influenced by product flavors or overshadowed by thriving populations of bad bacteria and their products. Occasionally we’ll go back to standard products, but they seem too strong, so we revert back to Therabreath.
There are two things that I could call negative about Therabreath products.
For some people it is inconvenient having to buy the products online – you have to think a few days ahead. A few products are available in some stores, but where I live they aren’t easily found. The good news about ordering online is that your order is delivered right to your door. And running out doesn’t present too much of a problem if you order packs instead of individual products. Ordering directly from Therabreath.com, shipping is quite fast, and transactions are protected by SSL encryption so you don’t have to worry about the dangers of online credit card fraud. Amazon also carries some of the Therabreath products.
Therabreath is significantly more expensive than the standard oral hygiene products you’ll find on your grocery and drugstore shelves. Although the toothpaste and mouthwash run around $10 – $15 per product it’s actually very good value for money. This is just me but I don’t mind paying a little more for a product that really does what it promises with the bonus of it not being bad for my health.
The Verdict – Final Thoughts
The real question is, of course, do Therabreath products really work?
They work for me. There are plenty of testimonials, but, as my husband says. “it’s all about me.” And it is. The products work for me, so I give them a thumbs up.
Maybe it seems crazy to write a long review of a toothpaste and mouthwash line of products. But you have to ask yourself why you have read this far in a bad breath product review. What are your reasons for wanting different and better oral hygiene products?
If you want to step up your personal oral hygiene routine so it really gives you the fresh breath that you hope and expect it to do, go for Therabreath.
If using products that won’t harm you is important to you, then give it a try.
Therabreath products are backed by their thirty day 100 % money back guarantee, so you can feel safe with your purchase through Therabreath.com.
Try them yourself and see what you think. But give yourself enough time to get over the difference from standard oral hygiene products before you make a final decision.
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