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Mouthwashes make a powerful supplement to any oral health regimen. They help reduce plaque and improve bad breath. They also can help improve gum health.
There are some mouthwashes out there however, which do more than just these things. The mouthwash from TheraBreath is one of them.
If you suffer from particularly persistent bad breath, TheraBreath might be the ticket. It has a unique, one of a kind formulation which can remove the source of bad breath.
Let’s take a look at exactly how this oral rinse performs in our full Therabreath review.
A Quick Note on Bad Breath
Dental health scientists have only recently discovered the specific cause of bad breath. Bacteria living on the tongue give off “volatile sulfur compounds.” These bacteria are responsible for up to 95% of bad breath.
More specifically, these beasties seem to congregate on the very back of the tongue where it’s hardest to brush. This is where mouthwashes come in. They have the ability to reach all the way back there and remove bacteria.
The specific ingredients in TheraBreath are what help to destroy these bacteria. In fact, TheraBreath is probably the only mouthwash which can help alleviate a unique source of bad breath; tonsil stones.
An Aside for Tonsil Stone Sufferers
While most people don’t suffer from chronic tonsil stones, those that do have to deal with chronic bad breath and uncomfortable physical symptoms. If you’ve got tonsil stones that just won’t go away, TheraBreath might be your savior.
This mouthwash from TheraBreath is the best mouthwash for getting rid of tonsil stones.
The main reason this mouthwash is great for removing tonsil stones is its formula. It’s alcohol free which is recommended for mouthwashes in getting rid of tonsil stones. Also, it destroys both volatile sulfur compounds and the bacteria which cause them.
Even if the gargling effort fails to dislodge the tonsil stones, the mouthwash is guaranteed to get rid of the associated bacteria which contribute to their growth in the first place.
What’s more is that many users report that they found a reduction in the recurrence of tonsil stones. While no scientific research has been conducted on whether or not mouthwash keeps tonsil stones from coming back, this is promising to hear.
In other words, using TheraBreath might reduce and even prevent tonsil stones from coming back. This is not something that the other two methods and can do for tonsil stones.
It’s really the only mouthwash out there with a chance at minimizing tonsil stone growth. Plus, it’s a great mouthwash. It’s worth looking at why the mouthwash is so effective at what it does.
Before finally delving into what the product is actually like to use, I think it’s necessary to talk about what makes TheraBreath effective and special.
Here’s the low-down on a two of the ingredients in TheraBreath.
- OXYD-8: According to TheraBreath, this is a proprietary formulation of a chlorite that’s been traditionally used for water purification. In other words, the ingredient simply annihilates bacteria, especially the ones that are responsible for releasing those volatile compounds that I mentioned earlier.
- PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil: Another weird sounding chemical compound, it is a particularly effective surfactant. Translation? It helps the OXYD-8 and other ingredients to spread evenly onto every surface in the mouth, increasing it’s effectiveness compared to other mouthwashes which employ alternative surfactants.
Some of the other ingredients include essential oil of peppermint (freshens breath), sodium bicarbonate (aka baking soda, helps to neutralize oral pH) and a small amount of sodium hydroxide (another disinfectant).
What It’s Like
TheraBreath comes in green or blue, small(ish) 8-ounce bottles. The bottles are round and rather thick-walled They are capped off with bright orange tops which are also childproof.
The mouthwash itself is very pleasant. Unlike most mouthwashes it is not harsh, and it is easy on the mouth. It can actually be hard to tell at first if it is actually working or not. Both mint flavors are neither overpowering nor very noticeable at all.
Like most “alternative,” alcohol-free mouthwashes, it’s actually difficult to know on your own if it works or not. After using, I subjected a couple of loved ones to an awkward breath freshness test. According to them, it actually worked very well at improving signs of morning breath or coffee breath.
Again, it takes a little getting used to using a mouthwash without the obvious breath freshening.
To be honest, it’s difficult to find problems with this product. It’s probably the best alternative mouthwash on the market. If you suffer from halitosis or just general bad breath, this mouthwash might be the solution to your problems.
I did uncover a couple of minor problems with the product. One is the cap. The cap is rather brittle and will crack easily if dropped too hard. This is just something to watch out for and is not a huge problem.
Another is a very very rare issue that I’ve seen reported by a small minority of users. This group reported a temporary but severe reduction in the ability to taste after using the mouthwash. Again, this only occurred with a few users but if you are extremely sensitive to ingredients or allergic to many things, it’s worth carefully looking at the label before considering this mouthwash.
It seems that the lack of strong taste or minty freshness could be a negative for some. Some users might prefer a mouthwash with a more obvious taste and breath-freshening effect. This is more of a personal preference than an actual downside to the product
There really isn’t anything major to deter one from trying this product out.
TheraBreath Fresh Breath Review Wrap Up
TheraBreath is definitely a must-have oral health care product for anyone concerned about bad breath. It’s the best alcohol-free mouthwash and probably one of the best mouthwashes period.
It’s one of a kind formula can get rid of tonsil stones. If you’re having trouble getting rid of these, definitely give TheraBreath a try. It’s the only mouthwash I know of to actively work at reducing the recurrence of these.
Aside from tonsil stone sufferers, this mouthwash definitely gets to the source of bad breath. It kills sulfur compound releasing bacteria and neutralizes pH. It does all of this with no harshness or burning sensations.
The taste is very mild and minty. It’s easy on the mouth and gentle on the tastebuds.
Once more, it’s a challenge to point out any major flaws with this product. Other than incredibly uncommon taste alterations, there isn’t any problems with TheraBreath. Any reasons to not use the product simply boil down to personal preferences.
If you want your breath to smell clean and fresh, use TheraBreath.