Say goodbye to bad breath: CB12 is here!
With Christmas almost upon us - 32 days away to be exact – friends, family and work colleagues will soon be gathering together in what is a jovial time across Britain as the festive spirit takes over. As Christmas trees and decorations will be gracing homes and work offices, one particular Christmas decoration – mistletoe – will sometimes rather humorously be deliberately situated in a location by somebody who has earmarked out their crush for a romantic Christmas kiss. However, perhaps an underestimated threat to this happening and certainly no laughing matter, is persistent bad breath. The condition is also known as ‘Halitosis’ and it can be a deeply upsetting and bothersome thing to live with for somebody who suffers with it. Even a simple thing as a kiss has to be strategised, with any attempt possible made to mask the odour from the other person. These attempts though such as soft mints or chewing gum, are often a futile and very short-term solution for bad breath. Although most of us will experience short periods of bad breath, it is believed that up to 50% of people are suffering from persistent bad breath, which can be the result of numerous reasons. These can include lifestyle choices such as heavy smoking and alcohol consumption, in addition to eating certain heavily flavoured foods such as garlic or onions can leave an undesirable odour. Persistent bad breath may be a sign of poor oral hygiene such as not brushing your teeth regularly or even gum disease, and occasionally bad breath may be symptom of infection or illness, or could be an unwanted side effect from taking a particular medication. Nitrates taken for angina and some chemotherapy medications can affect a person’s breath. Without doubt though, the most common kind of bad breath stems from naturally-occurring bacteria present in our oral cavity and work at disintegrating bits of food inside the mouth. Food debris continually coming into contact with the bacteria, allows it to flourish and the anaerobic respiration of this bacteria will then generate repulsive ‘rotten egg’ smelling gasses, also known as volatile sulphur compounds (VCSs). The culprit VCSs include: hydrogen sulfide, methyl mercaptan, Allyl methyl sulfide, and dimethyl sulphide. This process of which will cause bad breath in all of us at some point, is referred to as ‘Endogenous bad breath’. Many people around the UK - including some doctors - believe that this bad breath is caused by digestive upsets or metabolic diseases like diabetes. However, scientists say that almost 90% of endogenous bad breath is actually caused by the bacterial build-up on the tongue. In some cases, this type of bad breath may be treated through a simple process of cleansing the tongue thoroughly on a regular basis, known as ‘tongue scraping’; performed before or after you've finished brushing and flossing your teeth. Unfortunately, bacteria on the tongue can reproduce at a rapid pace and constantly produce VSCs. Therefore, you might be wondering what can be done to fight these pesky VSCs that are causing undesirable breath. Well, the answer might lie with a revolutionary mouthwash that is currently flying off the shelves in countries all around the world. The mouthwash in question is named ‘CB12’, which may be familiar with those who have seen its adverts on television. Most mouthwashes will simply mask the smell of bad breath for a very limited period of time and this is where CB12 is different. This unique long-lasting mouth rinse has been proven in clinical trials to be highly successful at preventing and neutralising bad breath for up to 12 hours. If that isn’t enough to get excited about, CB12 also contains fluoride to help prevent tooth decay. After initially being launched in Sweden back in 2006, the wonders of CB12 have quickly spread around the globe and it has hit record sales. The brains behind CB12 is Dr Thomas Norlin, currently a leading implantologist at The Dental Spa in Shrewsbury, which is part of The Velvet Group, and Dr Norlin continues to act as a scientific advisor for CB12. Dr Norlin first became interested in creating a product that would properly and efficiently fight bad breath way back in 2002, after becoming frustrated that existing products would only work to mask the odour through the use of various flavourings, and not actually get to the route of the problem. This is what Dr Norlin explained in regards to VSC gases and what provided him with the motivation to develop the remarkable CB12 mouthwash: “The majority of VSCs are produced when protein remnants in the mouth break down into amino acids. The two amino acids that form the main substrate for the production of VSCs are cysteine and methionine. VSCs originate from food, such as a protein-rich diet, milk products and cheese. They also originate from blood, a dry mouth or anything that increases the number of germs, i.e. the amino acids. Certain bacteria have enzymes that break down these amino acids and the result is sulphurous gases, i.e. VSCs which consist of the gases hydrogen sulphide, methyl mercaptan and dimethyl sulphide. Methyl mercaptan is the component of VSCs that causes the worst smell, even in very small quantities. We also know now that there is a correlation between VSCs and periodontitis. In other words, there are elevated levels of VSCs in deep gum pockets, so patients with gum pockets have higher levels of VSCs than other patients. Studies often measure only hydrogen sulphide and not methyl mercaptan to detect VSCs. In order to show the presence of methyl mercaptan a gas chromatography is required. The methyl mercaptan smells the worst and is more aggressive, also it is not neutralised as easily as hydrogen sulphide. With the development of CB12 there was one primary aim: to eliminate all gases and not just some of them. By using a gas chromatography as part of thorough research it has been proved and later published in several scientific journals that CB12 eliminates VSCs for a longer period and is more effective than any other product that exists on the market.” He also states that recent studies recently carried out by the Microbiology Unit at West of England University, centred on a clinical comparison between CB12 and four other commercially available mouthwashes. CB12 was found to be the best and most effective product. If you are suffering from halitosis, why not try this miracle revolutionary product, and no longer will bad breath be a source of embarrassment or distress. CB12 is available today from the Medical Specialists Pharmacy Chemist Shop priced at just £9.95 for a 250ml bottle of either two varieties. We fully empathise that the build-up to Christmas hinders everybody’s disposable income so that is why we are offering such a low price compared to the RRP of £14.59. We have the CB12 Mint Menthol, for a strong and refreshing mint and menthol taste, or you can opt for CB12 Mild, which has a gentle mint flavour – ideal if you have a sensitive mouth or if you desire a softer mint taste.