Does it work? Let’s have a look.
- TheraBreath have been running for 20 years; many of their products come dentist approved/recommended.
- Has a sulfur neutralizing agent plus antibacterial property.
- Promises to keep fighting bad breath for 24 hours.
- Doesn’t contain alcohol and is certified vegan friendly.
- Gluten free and Kosher.
- Sugar free and recommended for diabetics.
How It Works?
If you’re coeliac, or simply want to minimize the number of harmful chemicals in your life, TheraBreath makes a compelling argument to be your mouthwash of choice.
Like most modern mouthwashes, TheraBreath works by neutralizing the bacteria that create sulfur. Most cheap mouthwashes tend to kill bacteria too, yet they also try to “cover up” bad breath with a strong flavour – never a great idea for long term oral health.
The version we tested, was a mild variant of the companies mint range. As anyone who’s purchased oral rinses from the likes of Listerine et al, it’s nice to gargle with a wash that doesn’t sting the back of your throat. The mild mint formula really is a joy to use, and means you can gargle for the recommended 30 seconds with ease.
Another benefit, is that this mouthwash doesn’t contain any sodium lauryl sulfate, that’s soap to you and me. The main issue when manufacturers add soaps or foaming agents to mouthwash is that your mouth quickly begins to fill with foam as you gargle – a real pain.
Thankfully, as with most quality oral rinses, TheraBreath doesn’t fill your mouth with foam, allowing you to gargle in peace and ensure your whole mouth is cleansed.
What About That 24-Hour Protection Promise?
Personally, I don’t suffer from halitosis too much, no more than your average 35-year-old “mom breath” sufferer anyway! Even so, the TheraBreath managed to keep my mouth feeling clean until about early evening. After that I had the urge to have another gargle, or alternatively chew some sugar free gum to keep things in check.
To be fair on the TheraBreath, although it’s probably not going to keep your mouth fresh for a whole 24-hours, it did a fine job of keeping halitosis at bay for most of my working day. It’s worth saying that TheraBreath do also sell a toothpaste, which we didn’t use in our review – instead opting for a standard version of Colgate Enamel Repair toothpaste. According to TheraBreath, you’re more likely to achieve that golden 24-hours of freshness if you use their associated products too.
- Oral Rinse: $9.95
- Toothpaste: $9.95
- Lozenges: $9.95
What We Liked
- Works extremely well for daily use.
- No foaming.
- A complete upgrade from cheaper oral rinses.
What We Didn't Liked
- The 24-hour protection claim is optimistic.
- Best used in conjunction with TheraBreath toothpaste and lozenges, pushing the price up a little.
The lack of foaming and pleasant flavour was a nice bonus too, and those coming from cheap supermarket mouthwashes will be knocked back at the quality on offer.
We wish we had the opportunity to take the toothpaste and lozenges for a trial too. We’ve a feeling that everything combined, the oral rinse would probably work even better.