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Bad Breath Treatments Reviewed

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:26

 What Treatment Works? What does Not?

 

Consumer Health Reports has reviewed over 100 of the top selling treatments for Bad Breath conditions and based the products on these important criterias: Effectiveness, Value, Quality, Safety, Reorder Rates, Customer Service

Consumer Health Reports has conducted research on many of the different Bad Breath treatments online and over-the-counter. Below is an overview based on the results of this research. Of the 100 Bad Breath treatments, we found only 3 products that are effective and would recommend. We have taken the confusion out of the shopping experience by narrowing your search to the elite products in the industry. Here is our researched list of products:

 

Top 3 Bad Breath Treatments

 
Dr. Tichenorís Antiseptic Mouthwash  

Bad breath, or halitosis, is a relatively common condition. It is usually caused by eating odor-inducing foods, smoking or poor dental hygiene. However, bad breath can also be a sign of an underlying medical condition such as gum disease, diabetes or certain cancers. If you have persistent bad breath, particularly if it worsens over time, it is important to visit your doctor or dentist.

If your bad breath is mild and not caused by illness, Dr. Tichenor’s Antiseptic Mouthwash (http://www.drtichenor.com/main.html) may be right for you. Dr. George Tichenor was a physician from Kentucky in the late 1800s. During his military service in the Confederate Army, he introduced new practices of antiseptic surgery. After the war, he settled in Mississippi, where he developed the recipe for a new antiseptic patent medicine.

Dr. Tichenor’s patent medicine was introduced in New Orleans as a cure-all. The formula has been sold ever since, although FDA requirements have reduced the formula’s claims to antiseptic mouthwash and topical antiseptic. For over 100 years, New Orleans families have relied on Dr. Tichenor’s for their antiseptic mouthwash needs.

The mouthwash is highly concentrated, so it must be diluted in water. The recommended blend is one part mouthwash to five parts plain water. Dr. Tichenor’s is generally considered to be safe and effective although, as a mouthwash rather than a medication, it is not as highly regulated. It is strongly suggested that you consult with your doctor before using this product, especially if you have an underlying illness or on any medications.

Dr. Tichenor’s has been highly popular in New Orleans and across the country for more than 100 years. For mild bad breath that is not caused by illness, Dr. Tichenor’s may be the right choice for you.

 
Listerine PocketPaks Breath Strips  

Bad breath is an extremely common complaint. Most sources of bad breath are situational, related to certain odor-producing foods or poor dental hygiene. Bad breath is also common in the morning. Some cases of bad breath, however, are medically caused. If you have persistent or worsening bad breath that does not respond to treatment, it is important to see your doctor or dentist.

If you have mild bad breath that is caused by situational factors, Listerine PocketPaks Breath Strips (http://www.listerineprofessional.com/products_pocketpaks.asp ) are an excellent choice. These small strips are sold in a tiny plastic package that fits easily in a pocket or purse. To use, simply place a strip on your tongue and allow it to dissolve.

Listerine strips are considered antiseptic. This means that rather than simply covering odor, they actually kill the bacteria that cause bad breath. According to the company’s website, over 99% of bacteria are killed in only 30 seconds.

Listerine strips are generally considered safe and effective for most people. However, they do contain phenylalanine, which is unsafe for those with certain rare medical conditions. If you have any doubt about the safety of Listerine strips, please consult your doctor or pharmacist before using the product.

Bad breath has numerous causes, from odor-producing foods to certain diseases. If your bad breath persists or worsens, or is accompanied by other symptoms, it is important to see your doctor or dentist. For occasional mild bad breath, Listerine PocketPaks Breath Strips may be a great choice.

 
Peppermint Oil  

Bad breath, or halitosis, has many possible causes. Persistent or worsening bad breath may be a sign of underlying illness from gum disease to certain cancers, so it is very important to see the doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. However, occasional mild bad breath is extremely common and is generally caused by eating odor-inducing foods, indigestion or dry mouth.

Antiseptic mouthwashes can be highly effective against these types of bad breath. However, mouthwashes often contain alcohol and other ingredients that can be drying and irritating to the membranes of the mouth. Therefore, many people prefer a different option.

Throughout history, peppermint has been used as both a flavoring agent and an herbal remedy. A popular folk remedy for a variety of digestive ailments, peppermint is also used in a range of after-dinner mints and bad breath treatments.

Many herbologists and alternative medicine practitioners believe that peppermint oil diluted in water is an excellent natural alternative to chemical mouthwashes. These claims have not been thoroughly investigated by the FDA, but food-grade peppermint oil is popularly thought to be safe. Nonetheless, it is important to check with your physician before beginning any alternative treatment regimen.

You will also need to find food-grade peppermint oil. As a natural remedy, essential oils are not heavily regulated. Consult with a trusted herbologist to find an oil that is not diluted with unsafe oils and is not too heavily concentrated.

If you are concerned about using diluted peppermint oil, you can suck on peppermint candies or breath mints. Keep in mind, however, that these candies generally contain sugar and other additives.

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