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A. Bad breath, known as halitosis, is a term used to describe unpleasant odours from the mouth. The most common misconception is that it originates from the stomach, but in fact, it almost always originates in the oral cavity.
It develops when the bacteria coating the teeth, between the teeth and gums and on the tongue, combine with food and saliva in the mouth. When these bacteria break down food particles, unpleasant-smelling volatile sulphur compounds (VSCs) sulphur gases are formed and these cause bad breath.
CB12 binds to the tissues in the oral cavity neutralising and preventing the formation of these substances that cause bad breath.
A. Other causes of bad breath may be:
A. It is often difficult to tell if you have bad breath. Other people may notice it first, but understandably may find it hard to tell you.
If you are not comfortable asking a close friend or family member to check your breath, some healthcare professionals recommend trying this very simple test. Simply lick the inside of your wrist and wait for the saliva to dry. If this smells unpleasant you are likely to have bad breath.
A. Many oral rinses containing zinc are effective on bad breath to some extent by eliminating the hydrogen sulphide gas. However, the other two gases, methyl mercaptan and dimethyl sulphide, have the worst odour even in very small quantities, and, if these are not eliminated, then the bad breath will remain.
CB12 eliminates all three sulphur compounds (hydrogen sulphide, methyl mercaptan and dimethyl sulphide) that cause bad breath.
A. CB12 will neutralise and prevent the gases which cause bad breath from forming in the mouth. It has been proven to last for up to 12 hours.
A. CB12 contains a combination of zinc acetate and chlorhexidine in low concentrations, proven to neutralise and prevent the production of VSCs, which cause bad breath. It also contains sodium fluoride.
A. Studies have proved that CB12 is effective for at least 12 hours and its technology was superior against 18 different competitor products in eliminating the toxic VSC gases that cause bad breath. CB12's effect has been evaluated and documented in several studies using a specially designed gas chromatograph, an instrument capable of detecting sulphurous gases.
A. No. Fluoride is very effective against cavities, but does not prevent bad breath. CB12 gets to the root of the problem by neutralising and eliminating the sulphur compounds that cause bad breath.
A. The concentration of chlorhexidine is very low in CB12, and therefore there's no risk for discolouration. However, it is true that high concentrations of chlorhexidine can discolour teeth and tongue.
A. CB12 can be used from 12 years.
A. Rinse your mouth with about 10 ml of CB12 for 30 seconds to one minute, then spit out. As CB12 is long-lasting it only needs to be used once a day for 12 hour effectiveness, or morning and evening for 24-hour effectiveness.
A. Yes, CB12 is safe to use at any time during pregnancy. Follow the instructions on the label.
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