Gum & Mints
When it comes to keeping bad breath at bay, nothing does the job like gum and mints, respectively. Just make sure you replenish your supply before you run out completely.
Xylitol Over Sugar
Bad breath is most often caused by poor oral hygiene, and we’ve all heard at one point or another that sweet stuff isn’t great for your teeth. So before you reach for that sugar-saturated stick of gum or breath mint, consider something with xylitol instead. It’s a plant-based artificial sweetener that’s a lot less suspect than aspartame, and it’s one of the lowest sweeteners on the glycemic index.
Top Gum & Mint Brands
Breathe in, and breathe out fresh-scented air with a little bit of help from these gum and mint brands:
What kind of home and wellness retailer would we be if we didn’t have some natural gums and mints to hide your halitosis? All of our breath-freshening products are made with xylitol instead of sugar. Not to mention, they’re vegan and gluten-free.
The PUR Company
No soy, no gluten, no nuts, no sugar, no aspartame, no more bad breath. The PUR Company is all about making gums that taste and smell great without exacerbating the underlying oral health issues that cause halitosis.
The name says it all. Simply Gum is made from all-natural biodegradable ingredients - including just a pinch of organic sugar cane. You can sum up the brand’s values in two words: simpler, better.
Best Gums & Mints
You can’t go wrong with these gums and mints:
Thrive Market Spearmint Gum
There’s just something about spearmint. All of our gums are made with the same basic ingredients, but there’s only one top-rated chew, and it’s this one.
Newman’s Own Ginger Mints
If minty flavors aren’t your thing, then this is the breath mint for you. It’s spicy, it freshens your breath, and - even better - it helps support charity.
Healthy Chewing Gum
Keep it fresh, healthy, and natural with these gums:
Wintergreen Gum From the PUR Company
Get icy-fresh breath without sugar, soy, or aspartame. The xylitol in this gum has the added benefit of helping to prevent tooth decay.
Simply Gum’s Peppermint Gum
Yes, it does have a small amount of organic cane sugar, but that’s kind of the point: This gum is made for true purists - there is no artificial anything.
Treat yourself to some of our finest mints:
Thrive Market’s Variety Pack
Why get one flavor when you can get four? Sample peppermint, cinnamon, berry, and lemon mints with our brand-name variety pack.
Newman’s Own Wintergreen Mints
Newman’s Own wintergreen mints achieve a trifecta of sorts: They deliver fresh breath, contain all-natural ingredients, and your money goes straight to charity. What’s not to love?
Natural Remedies for Bad Breath and Other Oral Problems
Organic oral hygiene starts here:
Beat Bad Breath the Healthy Way
From homemade mouthwash to dietary supplements, these remedies will help you kick halitosis to the curb.
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