BreathRx vs. TheraBreath

This article is a review of two companies and their products, BreathRx vs TheraBreath. Both companies are well-known, well-respected, and well liked. But is one company better than the other?. Or is one product greater than the other? Let’s take a detail look into each of them to find out!


It is interesting to know that BreathRx is actually owned by Philips Sonicare. The company Philips makes and sell most anything you could think of, from household items and lighting, to health products and accessories.

BreathRx sells several different oral hygiene products. They have a teeth whitening toothpaste, tongue scrapers, and of course, mouthwashes.

BreathRx mouthwash uses zinc as the activated ingredient to help cure your bad breath. Most often, the reason for bad breath comes from bad bacteria that are in your mouth. These bacteria will feast on things that you eat (or mucus that you produce), and produce waste from what they eat.

That waste is what makes your breath smell bad. The waste has something that is called Volatile Sulfur Compounds (VSC). That is why many times your bad breath may have a smell like rotting eggs or something else decaying, because both of those things have sulfur come from them.

The Zinc in BreathRx mouthwash is what helps bind with the VSC’s so that they don’t give off any powerful odor anymore. It also helps stop the bad bacteria from producing the VSC’s, so that you won’t run into the problem later on.

The ingredients for BreathRx mouthwash are as follows: Active Ingredient: Cetylpyridinium Chloride (0.075%). Inactive Ingredients: Water, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Peg-40, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Xylitol, Poloxamer 407, Flavor (Mint, Thymol and Eucalyptus Oil), Zinc Gluconate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Citric Acid, Sodium Saccharin, Blue 1.

Two things to point out from the ingredients. The first thing is that there is no alcohol in this, so this product won’t give you dry mouth. Alcohol dries things out and also helps restrict your saliva production. Bad bacteria like environments that are dry and don’t like ones that are wet.

The other thing is that it does have artificial colors in this product, namely Blue 1. For some this is a non-issue, but for others, artificial colors can turn people away from these types of products.


What are the pro’s for buying this mouthwash? What are things that other people found useful in this product?

One of the useful things is that this product does help people get rid of bad breath. One of the reviews tells about how they have had their husband to use this, and it has clear up his bad breath. It has also stopped him from having morning breath too.

Another talked about how they use this to help protect them from Gingivitis. He said he’s the one guy who eats candy all day long and still doesn’t get cavities!

Several compared this product to other mouthwashes, such as Listerine or Crest, and they all said that BreathRx is by far the one that work better than the others. Another noted that BreathRx didn’t give you any brown stains on your teeth, which would happen if they used Crest.


This product has great reviews. But just because reviews are mostly good doesn’t mean that the product is mostly good. Here are just a few things that some people found wrong about this product:

Several customers talk about how sweet this product is. And when they mean sweet, they are talking so sweet that they thought it was gross. They couldn’t stand the sweetness and decided to use something else.

Others talk about how the mouthwash seemed more syrupy than liquid. Many of them fell as though it coated the back of their throat, and they weren’t able to get that coating away.

Some talked about how they didn’t think it lasted as long as other mouthwashes. They walked out of their bathroom, and they thought that their breath was smelly again. Others told about how it works for an hour or two, but after that, it seemed as though it lost its potency and their breath return to normal.

Still others wrote about how there was nothing spectacular with the mouthwash, and how when they bought it, the price seemed on the higher side, especially for a mouthwash that worked only so well.


TheraBreath was started by a man named Dr. Harold Katz. Dr. Katz started looking into bad breath when his daughter had chronic bad breath. Being a dentist by trade, Dr. Katz thought that he could easily cure his daughter’s bad breath. But even after they tried everything, it seemed as though he couldn’t.

Having a degree in bacteriology, Dr. Katz started taking a deeper look at what the bad bacteria were and how they worked. And what he found out was that in almost all cases when the bad bacteria came into contact with oxygen, the bad bacteria would die.

So with this knowledge, Katz started TheraBreath to help cure other people’s bad breath. This company has been going since the early 1990s, helping people find relief from their ad breath. TheraBreath sells a large range of oral health products. Nasals sprays and drips, tonsil stone kits, teeth whitening, and mouthwashes.

The main mouthwash we’ll be looking at is TheraBreath’s Dentist Formulated Oral Rinse. This TheraBreath mouthwash uses oxygen to help cure your bad breath by binding with and killing the bad bacteria that are producing the smelly sulfur compounds.

This Oral Rinse is also one that is free of any artificial flavors and colors. Additionally, this product is free from any saccharin or alcohol and is certified Kosher.

Ingredients: Purified Water, OXYD-8 (Dr. Katz’s patented version of Oxychlor compounds), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Benzoate, Essential Oil of Peppermint, Sodium Hydroxide.

Positives Of This Product

One reviewer discussed how they had tonsil stones, and it finally got to the point where it was affecting his breath. So the bought this product, and after using it for a few days, found that is helped cure his bad breath and his tonsil stone problem.

Another wrote about how they were suffering from bad breath, and they tried everything – brushing several times a day, flossing after every meal, using other mouthwash/dry mouth kits, and nothing seemed to work. So they bought this product, and within a few days, people close to them were saying how their breath smelled better than what it was before.

One talks about how they had dry mouth, and after using this mouthwash product, their mouth seems like it stays refreshed and well moistened all throughout the day.

One talks about how after 40 years, they have come to feel more at ease when out in public. After using this product, and knowing that their bad breath is gone, they don’t have to worry about having people be repulsed by them as they talk with them.

Another reviewed how he had some teeth problems. They were so bad that he was probably going to have a root canal done. But after using this product for a few days/weeks, the tooth became less inflamed, and most of the pain went away, all by using this one mouthwash.

The Negatives Of This Product

Several wrote about how this product left their mouth and throat with a burning sensation after they used it. Others wrote about how this product hurt their sensitive teeth, and seemed to cause some pain within their mouth.

Others wrote about how the mouthwash worked great, but that the taste was just terrible. Either it was too minty, or it wasn’t minty enough. Either it was to harsh of a taste, or there didn’t seem to be a taste at all.

Some talked about how the product left a bad taste in their mouth. For some, it was just a mild after-taste. Others it was a rather strong metallic taste. For some others, it seemed to change the taste buds so that the food you were eating didn’t seem to have the same taste as it usually did.

One Final customer was very irate, not about the product, but about the Customer Service. He had bought the product with the knowledge of knowing he could get a refund. But when he contacted Customer Service, they didn’t honor that agreement, and gave him the complete run around while talking with him.

Which Product Is For You?

That’s the problem with mouthwashes. Many times, the first one you buy will work wonders, and you’ll never switch brands. But other times, you try one, or several, and not find the ‘right’ one that you are looking for. Each product has their own strengths and weaknesses.

I would recommend looking at more of the reviews of each product and see which one will works for you. In most cases, one or the other will works for your bad breath, its just a matter of giving BreathRx or TheraBreath a try and seeing how exactly it works and refreshes.


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