I like to always have these on me in case I need to go into a meeting and have coffee breath or feel a bit stale. They work well to quickly freshen up without giving a huge minty smell or taste.
ForeverMints Claim Draws Ire of Breath Freshening Industry?
Petstages dental toys give cats even more fun things to chew that are much safer than cords and strings they might find around the house. Petstages has innovative dental health toys to help satisfy that intense urge to bite and carry prey around—while behind the scenes, they're also helping to keep your cat's teeth clean and healthy. Some are even filled with catnip, like the Catnip Dental Health Chews and Catnip Plaque Away Pretzel. These are both covered in netting that helps remove soft tartar and massages the gums as your kitty bites down. And to freshen up your mini lion's breath after a big meal, give him the Fresh Breath Mint Stick—a mint-filled chew that doubles as a fun toy.
ForeverMints: A Worldwide Solution for Bad Breath and Dry Mouth?
Peppermint and spearmint have been grown in the United States for generations, but in 2010 the nation produced a whopping 8.6 million pounds of the breath-fresheners. Here are some more fun facts about mint:
Mint: Mint gives your dog’s breath a light and soothing smell.
The Breathometer Mint is a compact wireless device that works with your smartphone to help you understand more about your oral health. Through a highly sophisticated array of sensors, Mint can detect the signs that harmful bacteria leave behind and accurately report through the Mint app. For natural solutions to the problem of maintaining sweet breath, a small piece of nutmeg or angelica root can be chewed, or a piece of the herb called mace can be placed in the mouth for several minutes. Obviously, the most common herbal breath mints are the mints. A leaf or two from any of the commonly grown mint plants, including peppermint, can be eaten to freshen the breath and aid digestion. Many references about herbs provide recipes for making toothpaste and from pepper-mint and other herbs and natural ingredients that avoid the detergents and sugar found in commercial products. Aromatic herbs have been used throughout history in a number of ways; fragrant soaps, pomanders, bath-water fresheners, potpourri, sachets, incense, scented candles, and natural herbs to sweeten sour breath are common in most cultures and popular today. Aromatic herbs have the advantage of driving away insects, and the mint family has an especially excellent reputation for keeping pests away from people and other plants. It is often grown among other plants, like members of the cabbage family. Spearmint is grown most commonly, but peppermint, and apple, lemon, and pineapple mint are familiar occupants of many gardens. In modern times, breath mints were a logical progression from hard candies and chewing gum—it was gum that really launched breath mints as a separate market segment. Hard candies, made from boiling sugar to a hard rolling boil, have been made over the kitchen fire since ancient times; commercially, hard mints like peppermints and glacier mints (clear candies) were made in Victorian England, on the European continent, and in the United States. But the candy market was as volatile in the 1800s as it is today, and manufacturers have always searched for something new. In 1869, Thomas Adams, an inventor from New York, stumbled on the idea of replacing paraffin wax that was used like chewing gum with chicle, a rubbery fluid produced by some trees. The pelletized chicle was sold in boxes, and new flavors of the chewing gum were introduced over the next 100 years. Many of these flavors had breath-and health-enhancing properties; examples are pepsin (a digestive aid) in Beeman's gum, sassafras and licorice, cloves, Dentyne (the first gum aimed at dental hygiene), Sen-Sen and chlorophyll, cinnamon, and many varieties of mint.