TheraBreath Reference Guides

Welcome to the TheraBreath reference guides section where we provide in-depth information on the most popular topics in oral health and fresh breath, that includes tonsil stones, post nasal drip, halitosis, dry mouth, canker sore and bad breath. Each guide has been developed into sections that answer the important elements for each oral health issue such as symptoms, causes, treatment and home remedies. Please click on a guide below to learn more about that oral health subject.

Tonsil Stones Guide

Tonsil stones are accumulations in the mouth of bacteria, hardened calcium and mucus. This formation is scientifically known as "tonsilloliths", which is made up of chemicals and various anaerobic sulfur compounds found in the stones. To learn more and read the TONSIL STONES GUIDE.

Post Nasal Drip Guide

Post Nasal Drip may also be used as abbreviated, "PND". The main case of post nasal drip is the build-up of excessive mucus in the nose and throat. Click on this link to learn more and read the POST NASAL DRIP GUIDE.

Halitosis Guide

Halitosis is primarily caused by bacteria and microbes in the mouth which build-up and create a foul odor. To learn more about the causes, treatment and symptoms of bad breath halitosis, read the HALITOSIS GUIDE.

Dry Mouth Guide

Dry Mouth is a medical condition known as xerostomia and happens when a persons mouth becomes extremely dry. To learn more about the causes and how to treat dry mouth, read the DRY MOUTH GUIDE.

Canker Sore Guide

A canker sore will appear in the mouth as a small, flat ulcer. To learn more, read the complete CANKER SORE GUIDE.

Bad Breath Guide

Bad breath is caused by a number of issues that may include poor oral health, throat or mouth cancers, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, digestive system disorders or diabetes. To learn more, please read the complete BAD BREATH GUIDE.

What Causes Canker Sores

Doctors and researchers have not reached a clear consensus on what causes canker sores, however they have agreed that there are several facts that contribute to outbreaks. Click here to learn more about what causes canker sores.


Tonsilloliths are calcified debris that has become lodged in the tonsils at the back of the throat. These tonsilloliths are also known as tonsil stones. Click here to learn more about tonsilloliths.

Tonsil Stones Treatment

Tonsil stones or tonsilloliths affect one in every 10 Americans. The methods available for tonsil stones treatment include invasive and noninvasive techniques. Click here to learn more about tonsil stones treatment.

Tonsil Stones Pictures

Tonsil stones, also called "tonsilloliths," are calcifications made of hardened mucus, bacteria and other particles that form deep in the crevasses of the tonsils. Click here to view our gallery of tonsil stones pictures.

Removing Tonsil Stones

Tonsils stones are very odd, white calcium-like deposits that build up around the tonsils. They form when food particles or other dead cells get stuck in the little crevices and craters found on and around the tonsils. Click here to learn more about removing tonsil stones.

Post Nasal Drip Treatment

There are a wide variety of post nasal drip treatments including vapor rubs, oral medications and surgery. Click here to learn more about post nasal drip treatment.

Post Nasal Drip Symptoms

Some of the most common post nasal drip symptoms include coughing, wheezing and constant swallowing. To learn more, read our article on post nasal drip symptoms.

Halitosis Treatment

Halitosis is a problem almost everyone has suffered from and ranges from eating too much garlic to a symptom of a more serious, underlying medical problem. To learn more, read our article on halitosis treatment.

Halitosis Causes

There are many causes of halitosis, the four main ones being food, dry mouth, medical conditions and dental issues. To learn more, read our article on halitosis causes.

Dry Mouth Treatment

Dry mouth is a condition that affects millions of Americans every day and may also lead to bad breath. To learn more, read our article on dry mouth treatment.

Dry Mouth Remedies

Dry mouth is a treatable condition that may cause bad breath and a sticky feeling in the mouth. To learn more, read our article on dry mouth remedies.

Dry Mouth at Night

Dry mouth at night is a problem that many people have and it can lead to other oral health problems and cause "morning breath". Click here to learn more about how to treat dry mouth at night.

Canker Sores in Mouth

Canker sores in mouth areas are not contagious, meaning that they cannot be spread to any other person by any means. To learn more, read our article on canker sores in the mouth.

Canker Sore Treatment

What forms of canker sore treatment are out there for sufferers? There are many ways to treat canker sores so that a person can get through their day. To learn more, read our article on canker sore treatment.

Canker Sore Remedies

A canker sore is a blister that forms on the inside of the mouth and can vary in both type and severity from one individual to another. To learn more, read our article on canker sore remedies.

Canker Sore on Tongue

Canker sores are triggered by a number of events ranging from chewing on the cheeks, emotional stress, viral infections and more. To learn more, read our article on canker sore on tongue.

Bad Breath Remedies

There are bad breath remedies available that will help you eliminate bad breath. To learn more, read our article on bad breath remedies.

Bad Breath Causes

There are many causes of bad breath, some of the most common being food, dental issues, dry mouth and disease. To learn more, read our article on bad breath causes.

Are Canker Sores Contagious?

When a person develops a canker sore, many people wonder if it is contagious. The truth is, canker sores are not contagious, unlike a cold sore which is contagious. To learn more, read our article on are canker sores contagious.

Canker Sore on Lip Treatment, Causes and Remedies

Getting a canker sore on the lip can be a painful and embarrassing event.  TheraBreath products provide treatment for canker sores on the lip, tongue and mouth. To learn more, read our article on canker sore on lip treatments.

Canker Sore Pictures

TheraBreath presents an image library of canker sore pictures to help identify what a canker sore looks like in the mouth, on the lip, on the gums and on the tongue. To learn more, read our article and view canker sore pictures.

Canker Sore vs Cold Sore

When trying to compare a canker sore vs cold sore there are plenty of ways to decipher which is which.  The article provides more details into each type. To learn more, read our article on the differences of a canker sore vs. cold sore.

Home Remedies for Canker Sores

Learn about home remedies for canker sores that may work just as well as an over-the-counter gel or cream. Home remedies for canker sores include, Milk of Magnesia, ice, aloe and others. To learn more, read our article on canker sore remedies.

Post Nasal Drip Cough Causes and Treatment

Post-nasal drip cough can be very frustrating left untreated.  This article describes some of the treatments to get rid of a post nasal drip cough. To learn more, read our article on post nasal drip cough.

Post Nasal Drip Remedies and Treatments

This article provides some common post nasal drip remedies that may be helpful in decreasing the symptoms of post-nasal drip cough and sore throat. To learn more, read our article on post nasal drip treatment.

Post Nasal Drip Sore Throat

Post nasal drip sore throat is caused by constantly trying to clear mucus from the back of the throat. TheraBreath® provides treatment options for post nasal drip that may help reduce a sore throat caused by this action. To learn more, read our article on post nasal drip sore throat.

Bad Breath Diagnosis

Bad breath diagnosis options range from professional to personal testing. A halimeter device is most commoly used to diagnose bad breath and is used by Dr. Katz, founder of TheraBreath.

Esophagus and Bad Breath

Bad breath may originate from the Esophagus region of the human body.  The bad breath in many cases is caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Gingivitis and Bad Breath

Gingivitis is an inflammatory response to bacterial buildup on the teeth.  This article details how gingivitis causes bad breath and describes how to treat and prevention this condition.

Gum Disease and Bad Breath

Gum disease is the build-up of oral plaque, which causes bad breath.  This article details how to treat and prevent gum disease to improve oral health.

Halitophobia (delusion halitosis)

Halitophobia is the overstated fear of a person that they have halitosis (bad breath).  This article reviews the causes, treatment and prevention of Halitophobia.

Mouth and Bad Breath

The mouth is a haven for bacteria that if not properly cleaned will lead to bad breath. This article describes the types of mouth bad breath.

Nose and Bad Breath

There are a few reasons why the nose may cause bad breath, with the most common being post nasal drip.  This condition causes mucus to drip down into the throat where bacteria grows and releases a foul odor. Click here to read about nose bad breath.

Stomach and Bad Breath

Learn causes, treatment and prevention of stomach issues that create bad breath. Helicobacter pylori is a stomach bacteria that is known to cause bad breath. Learn more about stomach bad breath.

Systemic Diseases and Bad Breath

Systemic diseases that may cause bad breath include cancer, diabetes or HIV. This article discusses the various diseases and how they may cause bad breath and other oral health issues.

Tongue and Bad Breath

The tongue is a breeding ground for bacteria in the mouth and may be further aggravated by dry mouth. Bad breath on the tongue occurs due to these conditions and may be treated with the right oral care products. Learn more about tongue bad breath.

Tonsils and Bad Breath

Tonsil stones are a condition that is related to the tonsils and may also cause bad breath. There are effective ways to care for the tonsils and prevent bad breath. Learn more about tonsil bad breath.

Tooth Decay and Bad Breath

Tooth decay causes conditions in the mouth that lead to bad breath. Proper oral care will help prevent tooth decay and bad breath halitosis. Learn more about tooth decay bad breath.

Smoking and Bad Breath

Learn how to treat smoker's bad breath with TheraBreath® products and home remedies. TheraBreath® mouthwash, throat spray and toothpaste is a known remedy to smoker's bad breath.

Seniors and Oral Health

Seniors have special oral health needs to prevent bad breath and dry mouth. Click here to learn about Senior oral health.

Diabetes and Oral Health Guide

Oral care health products for diabetics that include sugar-free gum, toothpaste and mouthwash. Click here to read more about diabetes and oral health.

Oral Health for Kids

Using alcohol-free mouthwash and SLS-free toothpaste is a good start to proper oral care for kids. Click here to learn more about oral care for kids.

How to Remove Tonsil Stones

Tonsil stones are deposits of hardened calcium, mucus and bacteria that form in pockets of the tonsils. Click here to learn how to remove tonsil stones.

How to Get Rid of Post-Nasal Drip

There are several ways to get rid of post-nasal drip and the bad breath it causes. Click here to learn how to get rid of post-nasal drip.

How is a Cavity Treated by a Dentist?

A cavity is a hole that develops in a tooth when the acid produced by bacteria eats away the minerals faster than the tooth can repair it. Click here to learn how a cavity is treated by a dentist.

Oral Health Probiotics help to Prevent Bad Breath

Oral care probiotics may be used to treat and prevent oral health problems. Click here to learn how probiotics improve oral health.

Get Rid of Tonsil Stones

Learn how to get rid of tonsil stones with home remedies, over the counter products and medical treatment. Click here to read more on how to get rid of tonsil stones.

Get Rid of Bad Breath

This article is a quick guide on how to get rid of bad breath.

Cotton Mouth Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Cotton mouth is an unpleasant dry feeling in the mouth that is clinically referred to as xerostomia. Click here to learn more about cotton mouth.

Comparison of Mouthwash to Alcohol-Free Mouthwash

Using an alcohol-free mouthwash is the best solution to treat bad breath and eliminate dry mouth. Click here to read a comparison of mouthwash with alcohol to alcohol-free mouthwash.

Chronic Halitosis Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Chronic halitosis is not a temporary condition and occurs on a frequent, habitual basis. Learn about the causes, treatment and prevention of chronic halitosis.

Tooth Decay and Bad Breath

Bad breath that does not go away is called chronic bad breath. Click here to how TheraBreath® is able to treat chronic bad breath.

Tooth Decay and Bad Breath

This article was developed to answer a common question about mouth sores. Are canker sores herpes?

Anaerobic Bacteria

Anaerobic bacteria do not need oxygen to survive. In dry mouth conditions, anaerobic bacteria is the primary cause of bad breath due to their ability to consume vast amounts of proteins and excrete foul-smelling volatile sulfur compounds. Click to read this article about Anaerobic Bacteria.

Bad Breath Detectors

A bad breath detector can quickly test the intensity of volatile sulfur compounds in the mouth. When a person blows into a halimeter it will display the results of a breath test within several seconds on an LCD screen. Click here to lean more about the different types of Bad Breath Detectors.

Bad Breath Foods

Volatile sulfur compounds (VSC's) in bad breath foods resemble anaerobic bacteria and cause halitosis. Learn about the 4 main types of bad breath foods.

Bad Breath in Toddlers

Bad breath in toddlers happens primarily when the toddler is suffering from congestion. This article discusses how stuffy noses directly influence the severity of bad breath in toddlers.

Best Toothpaste for Bad Breath

The best toothpaste for bad breath is made by TheraBreath® and is SLS Free, which helps prevent erosion of the gums and oral lining. Click here to learn why TheraBreath® makes the best toothpaste for bad breath.

Dental Plaque

Dental plaque builds up on the teeth and will lead to dental and gum disease, as well as bad breath if not properly managed. This article further describes Dental Plaque.

Dry Mouth Causes

Dry mouth causes include alcohol, smoking, allergies and other issues that require breathing through the mouth. TheraBreath® has created a complete line of oral rinses and mouth wetting lozenges that help with dry mouth causes.

Dry Mouth Diabetes

Individuals with diabetes are at risk for experiencing dry mouth syndrome or xerostomia. This article details many of the causes and treatment options available for dry mouth diabetes.

Home Remedies for Bad Breath

There are many home remedies for bad breath, most of which relate to proper oral hygiene. Therabreath® products may be used as home remedies for bad breath.

How to Prevent Tonsil Stones

TheraBreath® products are guaranteed to prevent and remove tonsil stones fast. Click here to learn more about how to prevent tonsil stones.

Sjögren's Syndrome

Sjögren's Syndrome is a systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease that causes dry mouth. TheraBreath products will help decrease the dry mouth symptoms caused by Sjogrens Syndrome.

What is a Canker Sore?

In general, canker sores are a painful mouth ulcer affecting the mouth and caused by different oral health conditions. Click to find out more about "What is a Canker Sore?".

Bad Breath in Children

Bad breath in children is commonly caused by failing to brush the teeth and a poor diet, however bad breath in children may also be caused by more serious health issues that should be checked if the bad breath persists. Click to learn more about bad breath in children.

Bad Breath Solution

The best bad breath solution address the actual source of the odor, not just mask it with a temporary solution. Using a tongue scraper and products to maintain saliva flow are great solutions to prevent bad breath. Click to learn about the bad breath solution.

The Best Gum for Bad Breath

The best gum for bad breath must stimulate saliva production and supply probiotic bacterial cultures that kill sulfurous anaerobic bad breath bacteria. Click to find out more about the best gum for bad breath.

Chronic Canker Sores Treatment

Chronic canker sores are open sores on the tongue, gums, throat and tongue. Learn how a SLS-Free toothpaste may help decrease chronic canker sores and other treatment tips. Click to learn more about chronic canker sores.

Chronic Post Nasal Drip Causes and Treatment

Chronic post nasal-drip makes it difficult for a person to breath and creates bad breath due to a build up of mucus. Learn more about chronic post nasal drip in this article by TheraBreath.

Dry Mouth Syndrome Causes and Treatment

This guide describes dry mouth syndrome, along with the causes and treatment options. Dry mouth syndrome is also referred to as xerostomia. Click to find out more about dry mouth syndrome.

Halitosis Definition and Treatment Tips

A halitosis definition should center on a description of chronic bad breath that exists even when treatment steps are taken an no results received. Click to learn more about a halitosis definition.

Mouthwash for Dry Mouth

The effectiveness of a mouthwash for dry mouth depends on its enzyme content and ability to eliminate bad-breath-causing anaerobic bacteria commonly associated with dry mouth. Click to find out more about mouthwash for dry mouth.

Tonsil Stone Removal

Learn about the tonsil stone removal process, along with at-home techniques with tonsil stone sprays and rinses. TheraBreath® tonsil stone removal solutions are guaranteed to work.

What Causes Tonsil Stones?

Discover what causes tonsil stones, a hard calcification that forms in the tonsil crypts and products a foul odor. Also learn about tonsil stone prevention.

Why Is My Mouth So Dry?

This article answers the question "Why is my mouth so dry?" and provides tips on how to treat dry mouth issues.

Bad Breath Cures

Hundreds of bad breath cures exist with the majority of them being useless because they do nothing but mask the odor rather than attack its root cause. Click to learn more about bad breath cures.

Baby Bad Breath

Baby bad breathy be caused by different issues, from respiratory infections to dry mouth. Learn how to prevent and treat baby bad breath with TheraBreath. Click here to learn more about baby bad breath.

Bad Breath Disease

Systemic diseases such may induce non-oral bad breath. Learn about each condition and how to treat bad breath due to disease. Click here to learn more about bad breath disease.

Dry Mouth in the Morning

Dry mouth in the morning may be caused by snoring or inflamed sinus passages. Learn how to prevent and treat dry mouth in the morning with TheraBreath. Click here to learn more about dry mouth in the morning.

Post Nasal Drip Dry Mouth

Post nasal drip causes excess mucus to leak into the back of the throat. When treated, a post nasal drip dry mouth condition may result, which leads to bad breath. Learn how to treat with Therabreath. Click here to learn more about post nasal drip dry mouth.

Senior Oral Health Guide to Prevention

Senior oral health is linked to heart disease due to bacteria in the mouth. Learn how seniors can improve oral health and prevent damage to teeth and gums. Click here to learn more about senior oral health.

Smoking and Oral Health Guide

Smoking damages oral health by trying out the mouth and introducing harsh chemicals to the gums, teeth and tongue. This article is a complete guide to smoking and oral health. Click here to learn how to prevent smoking damage to oral heath.

Salivary Stones Guide to Detection, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Salivary stones, a medical condition called Sialolithiasis, occurs due to oral health conditions. This article by Therabreath describes the how to detect, treat and prevent salivary stones. Click here to learn more about salivary stones.

Signs of Tooth Abscess and Prevention Options

A tooth abscess occurs when harmful oral bacteria accumulate around the root or dead pulp of a tooth. Learn about the signs of a tooth abscess, prevention and treatment options. Click here to learn more about signs of tooth abscess.