When considering a mouthwash, at least for conscientious people, there really are important factors to take into account. Not all mouthwash is created equal. Some have a strong taste or strong smell. I bet you can think of one like that too!
Therabreath does not have that problem. It has a very neutral smell and taste. Its purpose is to eliminate bad breath at the root. It is not trying to cover a bad breath smell with another kind of smell.
You may ask, “How does Therabreath do that?”. Good question. Let’s explore the answer right now.
Therabreath products are oxygenated and pH balanced. This is good for you and bad for the bacteria that cause bad breath, gum disease and dental caries (cavities).
Why is this so? Let’s start with pH balance. It is thought that a balanced (closer to 7) pH is good for your dental health for many reasons. One is your tooth enamel. With a higher pH you are protecting your enamel because your saliva can then deliver the minerals that the teeth need to enact a process called ‘remineralization’. This can allow your enamel to ‘repair’ itself and make the teeth harder and better able to withstand the constant acid attack we inflect them with by drinking acidic beverages like many sodas and even fruit juices!
However, there is another more important reason to use a pH balanced mouthwash. When the mouth is pH balanced the bacteria that are there grow more slowly. However, in an acidic environment the same bacteria will grow much more quickly. This is particularly true for the ‘bad bacteria’ that use a limited cellular process to create energy. Because of this limited form of metabolism, they produce more acids themselves! This complicates the trouble of pH balance. Therefore, decreasing the pH balance in your mouth even further. This lower pH value causes the bacteria to reproduce faster, thereby creating more acid wastes! You can see how this problem becomes self-perpetuating.
The second part of the Therabreath one-two punch is the oxygenation. Very few products on the market have the patented chloroxy compounds (or anything similar) that deliver oxygen right to those bacteria that hate it so much! It can either cause them to die or cause them to behave more like ‘good’ bacteria. In either case it is a win for you!
Oxygen PLUS pH balance, that makes the Therabreath mouthwash very powerful.