Frequently Asked Questions
There are often questions when you start using ProFresh Oral Rinse for the first time. We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions which we hope you will find useful.
How do I restore my confidence in my breath?
Scientific studies have proven that people cannot tell by themselves if they have bad breath. A friend or relative can easily confirm that ProFresh is working; this will help build confidence in your breath. We appreciate it isn’t easy to ask someone such a sensitive question but this is the only reliable way to find out.
How soon will the ProFresh start working?
This depends on the level of bacteria present in your mouth when you start the ProFresh Routine. Those with a mildcase of halitosis or no halitosis can smell/feel the effects between day 1 and day 3 of use. It may take a bit longer for those with chronic bad breath or that have other dental issues such as gingivitis. Chronic halitosis sufferers should see a difference between day 3 and day 5.
Why is the first bottle double strength?
When you first use ProFresh there will be an accumulation of excess bacteria on your tongue. In order to dislodge the built-up bacteria we have found a double-strength solution to be very effective. Note: This double-strength solution may have a more salty taste than the single-strength solution you will use ongoing.
Why is there no flavour to ProFresh®?
The active ingredient in ProFresh® is chlorine dioxide, a very effective deodorising and anti-bacterial agent. Its unique properties work to neutralise the organic bacteria in the mouth and the odours they generate. All flavouring compounds are also organic. If we added a flavour to ProFresh®, the chlorine dioxide would eliminate the flavouring compounds first, leaving less chlorine dioxide to work on the bacteria that cause bad breath. ProFresh® is designed to fight the cause of your bad breath, not to cover it up with flavouring agents.
Will ProFresh® change my taste sensation?
Yes, ProFresh® will positively adjust the chemistry in your mouth as the excess bacteria that cause bad breath are removed each day. Some first-time users do notice a difference in taste sensation, sometimes slightly salty, but that is only temporary. After the first week of use normal taste will return and, in fact, many users claim a more sensitive and better sense of taste.
Will ProFresh® help me get rid of my tonsil stones?
Yes. We believe that ProFresh® will help you get rid of tonsil stones (tonsiloliths). To keep tonsil stones from forming you need to neutralize the anaerobic bacteria from the back of the tongue. You do this by using a tongue scraper and ProFresh® Mouthwash twice a day.
Is the tongue scraper hard to use?
If you have never used a tongue scraper before you may experience a gag reaction if you push the scraper too far back on the first try. Start by gently scraping from the middle of your tongue to the front. As you get used to that, move the scraper a little further back each day until you can reach the back of your tongue.
When do I use toothpaste?
You may brush your teeth after using ProFresh, do not brush or use any other oral products before using ProFresh®. Using toothpaste is an important part of your daily oral health routine.
If you wear removable dentures
Clean removable dentures daily. Rinse thoroughly with water. Soak the denture(s) overnight in ProFresh® Oral Rinse the first night you start the ProFresh® programme. Thereafter, soak them in ProFresh® overnight once each month.
If you have a question we haven’t answered here, please email us.