Stanford scientists have discovered 37 new and unique organisms in one of the most diverse ecosystem on Earth, the human mouth. Their exploration boosts the total number of oral bacterial types to more than 500.
San Jose Mercury News, December 7, 1999
Bad breath comes from the bacteria in the mouth. Breath mints and mouthwashes are simply cover ups. Mouth rinses need to truly deodorize the mouth as opposed to masking odors. Most mouth rinses which contain alcohol simply mask odor.
Dr. Richard Price DMD, Consumer Adviser, American Dental Association
The National cancer Institute concludes that mouthwashes with more than 25% alcohol could boost the risk of mouth cancer by 50%. Check out your mouthwash label right now.
San Francisco Chronicle, US News and World Report, July 11, 1991
Bad breath typically originates in the mouth, often from the back of the tongue. In most cases, good professional oral care combined with a daily regimen and interdental cleaning, deep tongue cleaning and use of an effective ClO2 mouth rinse will lead to improvement. Among the thousand subjects whom we have tested over the past years, there has not been a single instance in which the gastrointestinal tract appeared to be directly involved in oral malodor. Many of our subjects had undergone gastroscopies before coming to us.
Dr. Mel Rosenberg, School of Dental Medicine, University
Most bad breath is produced by a type of bacteria in the back of the mouth, particularly on the back of the tongue. These bacteria thrive on lack of oxygen and are usually washed away by saliva, but when they’re not, they can actually form a kind of “tongue plague” producing foul-smelling gases called volatile sulfur compounds—what we call bad breath or halitosis. ClO2 safely breaks and effectively beats bad breath by breaking down volatile sulfur compounds, eliminating their ability to produce odors. “Consumer Reports” study of mouthwashes which reported that although products like Listerine did reduce plaque, all of the products lost their breath freshening effect anywhere from 10 minutes, to an hour after use.
Dr. Timothy Johnson, ABC News, Medical Editor 20/20 News Magazine
In late 2001, following the September 11 disaster, the offices of Senator Tom Daschle were infected by Anthrax spores. The offices were closed, and clean-up crews specializing in destroying bacteria moved in, using “liquid chlorine dioxide to clean the nine areas of Daschle's office where fumigation did not kill the anthrax. Antibacterial foam and chlorine dioxide gel were used to clean those offices.”
CNN.com, "Fumigation largely succeeding in clearing anthrax", December 14, 2001
Bad breath comes from the bacteria in the mouth (volatile sulfur compound). Breath mints and mouthwashes are simply cover ups. Mouth rinses need to truly deodorize the mouth as opposed to masking odors. Most mouth rinses, which contain alcohol, simply mask odor.
Dr. Richard Price, DMD, Consumer Advisor, American Dental Association
Halitosis or bad breath affect 25-85 million Americans. Over the counter cures (mints, chewing gums, sprays and mouth rinse) for those seeking temporary solutions for their breath problems have created a $1 billion industry. Mouth rinses blending flavoring agents, alcohol and essential oils give the desired clean taste but only temporarily, never longer than a few hours.
JADA, Dr. Lawrence H. Meskin
CNN, “Eliminating Bad Breath Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult”
The American public suffers from or perhaps is inflicted with, chronic bad breath, that one of the main causes of this problem is too much sulfur in the mouth. The cure, tongue scraper and special solution to the regular routine of brushing and flossing. The new gargle ClO2 neutralizes the sulfur. The report also noted that the mouth rinses with alcohol could actually worsen bad breath because they dry the mouth out, preventing the saliva from washing away the sulfur compound.
Greg Lefevre, SF Bureau Chief, CNN