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Plaque, Plaque, Go Away!

...And Giveaway!

If you're like me, you've been curious about all the probiotics available on the market today.  What is a probiotic?  What does it do?  Is it beneficial?  Should children use probiotics?  Are there any risks associated with probiotic use?

We were beyond thrilled when TheraBreath contacted us about reviewing their brand new Multi Symptom Probiotics!  Maybe now we can learn what this probiotic thing is all about.

Within our bodies we have good bacteria and bad bacteria.  Most of the time there is a balance and the good bacteria (which are necessary for good health!) are winning.  If the bad bacteria take the upper hand, however, we tend to get sick. 

TheraBreath has developed the first probiotic strains used specifically for oral health.  These probiotic strains, S. salivarius K12 and M18, help the body to resist and possibly prevent things like ear aches, sore throats, cavities, gum sensitivity, the formation of biofilm, plaque, tooth stains and bad breath.  Take all the scientific mumbo-jumbo out of it and immediately I am interested in the possibly of preventing cavities.  My teen daughter has had a serious problem with plaque and cavities ever since she first got braces.  If this product helps in any way, I am sold!  Plus, I am sure that our dental insurance carrier will be grateful!

TheraBreath Multi Symptom Probiotic comes in a kit which is used over a 7-day period and should be repeated every 1-2 months.  The probiotic comes in little stick packs which you dissolve in water and use as a mouth rinse after brushing your teeth with the included TheraBreath toothpaste.  Everything is clearly labeled on the kit so you won't get confused as to which day of the program you are currently using.  We have found the flavor of the probiotic to be lemony and quite pleasant.  After 4 days of use, my daughter clearly noticed a difference in the formation of plaque on her teeth, yay!  Less plaque?  Ka-pow!!  Must mean less chance of cavities!!  It is also safe for use by young children who can rinse and gargle, as well as there are no known significant side effects.

You can purchase the probiotic at Walgreen's or online at TheraBreath and it should be widely available at most major drug stores this Fall. Run over to TheraBreath for more information plus they have coupons you can print too!

The fantastic people at TheraBreath would like to offer one lucky reader a box of their Mouth Wetting Lozenges.  These things are truly amazing!  My children love them and they really work.  You can read all about them in our previous TheraBreath review as well as learn to do some fun toothpaste art!


The giveaway portion of this post is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who entered!  Our winner is.... #12 lisa!!

Just follow these rules to enter the giveaway.  Be sure to leave your email in your comments if it isn't in your profile so we can find you if you win.  Thanks!

MANDATORY ENTRY
*1) Leave a comment on this post about your experience with probiotics. Let us know if you have ever used probiotics and if so, what kind?  Did they work for you? Why would you like to try TheraBreath Multi Symptom Probiotics? Or maybe you've never heard of probiotics?

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES, complete as many or as few as you like:
*2)  Like @TheraBreath on Twitter.  Leave a comment and include your twitter name. 
*3)  Follow @ArtsyChaos on Twitter.  Leave a comment and include your twitter name.
*4)  Like TheraBreath on Facebook.  Leave a comment with your facebook name (first name, last initial). 
*5)  Like the Artsy Chaos Facebook fan page.  Leave a comment and include your facebook name.
*6)  Follow Artsy Chaos with Google Friend Connect (in the right sidebar--->).  Let us know you follow.
*7)  Tweet this giveaway.  Leave the URL to your tweet!  You can tweet once daily if you'd like, just come back and leave a comment to let us know.  Or, if you'd prefer, share on facebook or another social networking site. Just leave the URL in a comment and let us know (once daily).

Sample tweet:
#WIN #TheraBreath Lozenges and learn about Multi Symptom Probiotics http://t.co/fD9rDD1 #badbreath #giveaway #health

Giveaway ends May 22, 2011 at 11:59 pm MST.  Be sure to leave your email or  have it in your blogger profile so we can find you if you win.  Open to the US only, 18+.  Winner will be selected by a true random generator.  Winner must respond to winning email in 48  hours or a new winner will be selected.   No compensation was received for this article and all opinions are honest and unbiased.  Your experience may differ.  Thank you to TheraBreath  for providing the giveaway prize(s).

Comments

doreen said…
I think it is about time for a product like this. I am going to give it a try I have the worst time with my breath and have seen doctors and dentist and nothing has worked.
Thank you for sharing...
t42vek20 said…
I have used probiotics to regulate my digestive system. I always take them when I have had to take an antibiotic. I like the kind with multiple types of strains but I'm not sure what it's called. Therabreath sounds like a good idea for dental and mouth health.
Mandy said…
I have never used probiotics before!
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BethElderton said…
Without going into too much detail, my mother is having intestinal issues as a result of cancer treatment--besides other medications, her doctor is helping to treat the problem with probiotics.
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lisa said…
I have tried probiotics in a pill form before that is about is my only experience with them and I am getting good results!
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SummerSorbet said…
My experience with probiotics are from eating Activia yoguart. It is supposed to regulate your digestive system and it seems to have done that for me. I would like to try these instead of masking bad breath by mints.
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My family has used probiotics for digestive health. we tried a few brands, it helps most of the time too.
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Sunnie said…
We love probiotics, my husband has ulcerative colitis and they have literally been a lifesaver for him!
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Stacy said…
I've never had any experience with probiotics before.
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kalea_kane said…
I have never used probiotics, but a friend of mine told me that when you have a thyroid condition it is important to use probiotics. I know one thing, I could use something for breath, because the meds I take do damage. I am constantly taking care of dry mouth.

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Pain SUX said…
I've heard of probiotics but haven't had the chance to try them out yet.

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turq said…
The only probiotics I've used that I know of is in yogurt.. they call it the Friendly Bacteria and is said to be good for Protection from Infection.
I would love to win these TheraBreath Lozenges
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lisa said…
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TaylorMade said…
I have never used a probiotic before, but I am very interested in these products.

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Alicia C. said…
I have only heard the term probiotics. I don't know anything about them.
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Jessi said…
I've used probiotics for digestive issues. They've been gentle and worked wonders. I'd love to give these a try...and get the hubz to try em...yow. :)

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BeautyToLove said…
--I've used probiotics. I tried some probiotic chewable tablets for digestion. They worked well.
--I want to try the TheraBreath probiotics because I feel that they would work well.
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DEBIJOT said…
As far as I know, I have only had probiotics in yogurt but would love to try these.
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