By using the combined natural powers of OXYD-8, Green Tea, Aloe Vera, Tea Tree Oil and Xylitol, our clinically proven Therabreath PLUS Oral Rinse destroys the bacteria that cause bad breath while conditioning, protecting and refreshing.
As a maximum strength, bad breath fighting oral rinse, no other blend of natural ingredients comes close to achieving the effectiveness of TheraBreath PLUS. Our chemists have been working with me for the past decade to create a stable, maximum strength, oxygenating mouthwash formula that would work day after day to provide you with long-lasting fresh breath, a healthier mouth, healthier teeth and gums!
Here's a bit of science on how the clinically-proven ingredients in TheraBreath PLUS Oral Rinse help to eliminate bad breath:
GREEN TEA - We include concentrated green tea extracts in this mouthwash because these natural antioxidants and aromatic organic compounds have been shown to have strong deodorizing effects. In fact, A 2008 study at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver stated that green tea in oral care products reduced Volatile Sulfur Compounds which are the cause of odors in bad breath, better than gum, mints or capsules containing parsley-seed oil.
TEA TREE OIL - The University of Western Australia proved that even small concentrations of Tea Tree Oil were able to kill off virtually every type of bad breath producing bacteria including the worst offenders: Fusobacterium, Actinomyces and Prevotella.
ESSENTIAL MINT OILS - All of our oral rinse flavors are natural, essential oils of mint because they are natural antibacterial agents and also have excellent deoderizing properties. We have never used artificial flavors or colors.
XYLITOL - All of our toothpastes, lozenges, chewing gums and probiotics contain xylitol. Now you can get xylitol in this mouthwash formula. A study at the Dental Institute University of Turku Finland proved that using xylitol in a daily oral care product dramatically reduced Strep mutans, the bacteria that causes cavities. The study also showed amazing reduction in plaque and reduction in the bacteria that cause bad breath.
ZINC GLUCONATE - Zinc salts clog up receptor sites on the anaerobic bacteria that cause bad breath which inhibits the bacteria from multiplying. However, although Zinc works great for bacterially related bad breath, it won't work on food odors. That's why TheraBreath blends Zinc and Oxygen in our proprietary ZincRx. The Oxygen and Zinc combination fights bad breath bacteria as well as food odors and unlike some nasty tasting, zinc releasing compounds which may dry the mouth and cause a burning sensation, our ZincRx is pleasant tasting and will not create a dry mouth.
Numerous studies also prove the importance of maintaining minimum zinc levels to maintaing your taste buds' abilities to actually taste. Rinsing 2-3 times daily with PLUS Oral Rinse will bathe your taste buds with Zinc Gluconate keeping them "satisfied" and able to rejuvenate their ability to differentiate flavors.
SODIUM BICARBONATE (BAKING SODA) - One of the little known facts about TheraBreath is that we are the ONLY anti-acid mouthwash. Our pH is balanced so that we fight oral acids. Oral acids encourage bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease, enamel erosion, root erosion, tooth sensitivity, canker sores, etc. Sodium bicarbonate is one of the natural compounds we use to keep the pH "basic" and to reverse acidity in the mouth.