ForeverMints seems so expensive. How do ForeverMints compare cost-wise with other breath freshening products?
Most people think about spending only a few dollars on candy breath mints while in the supermarket checkout line. In one bottle of ForeverMints you get 100 tablets, 200+ hours or 12,000+ minutes of breath freshening protection. For the same duration you would have to spend over $200 for major brand breath mints - consuming 5,000+ mints along with unhealthy doses of sugar and calories. ForeverMints are not a typical breath mint—it is a brand new breath freshening technology that is many times more effective than any other breath freshener on the market, lasts up to 50 times longer than most, and is more cost effective.
Are the ingredients in ForeverMints all natural?
Yes. Every ingredient in ForeverMints is 100% natural. The main ingredient, hypromellose, is just a fancy name for plant fiber that has been converted to a powder base, hydrated, and heated to give the tablet its moisture-resistant, slow-dissolve properties. The flavoring comes from natural ingredients allowing for a sustained cooling and breath freshening experience over the long life of each mint tablet. The sweetener, Xylitol, is a natural product that was discovered in the bark of birch trees in Finland. A tiny amount (1 part per 5 million) of sucralose, a non-calorie and non-cavity promoting sweetener, is also added to heighten the flavor. The remaining natural ingredients alginate, and magnesium stearate are common to most tableted products.
Will ForeverMints cause cavities or gum disease?
No. There are no tooth decay-promoting ingredients in ForeverMints. On the contrary, the Xylitol sweetener has been shown in numerous studies to kill the germs that cause bad breath, plaque and gum disease. In addition, Xylitol has been shown to re-mineralize tooth enamel, whiten teeth and stimulate healthy salivation - the mouth's natural cleansing process. Therefore, ForeverMints can help create an environment conducive to good oral health by stimulating salivation - the mouth’s natural cleansing process.
Can ForeverMints be used to combat "morning breath"?
Yes. We get morning breath because at night while we sleep we don't produce much saliva. Saliva is a natural mouth cleansing system that washes away the thousands of epithelial cells (cells that line the mouth) that die every day in our mouths. When these cells aren't washed away by saliva while we sleep, they decay and decompose in the mouth causing the foul odors associated with morning breath. Because of this reduced salivation, the ForeverMints will take up to 8 hours to dissolve in your mouth. You'll actually wake up with the softened mint still adhering to your gum giving you sparkling fresh breath. With ForeverMints, embarrassment and unpleasantness of morning breath will be a thing of the past.
What is your return policy?
NeuOra Microceuticals has a 30-day return policy for any customer not satisfied with the product. NeuOra Microceuticals will refund the price of one opened bottle. If you have purchased multiple bottles of the same product we will refund the cost of the one opened bottle, and any sealed bottles. Refunds for multiple opened bottles of the same product will not be honored. Returns after the 30-day period will not be honored. To return a product contact Customer Support at 855-463-8672.
Can l eat or drink while I have ForeverMints in my mouth?
ForeverMints' creamy flavor may interfere with your taste of your food and therefore some people prefer removing the mint before they eat and drink and replacing it after they finish eating. However, others find the mint flavoring enjoyable as they drink water or even eat.
My ForeverMints are not lasting 2 + hours. Why?
Sucking on the ForeverMints tablet excessively, moving it around in your mouth, agitating it with your tongue, eating and drinking warm liquids can decrease the duration of the mint. Even if you do this, ForeverMints still remains the longest lasting breath mint you can buy.
When I first put a ForeverMints tablet in my mouth, I get a drying sensation on my lips. Why?
This drying sensation is really your body suggesting you need more hydration -- you need to drink more water every day. Try drinking a glass of water before putting the mint in your mouth. After placing the mint in your mouth it absorbs saliva like a sponge until the tablet "swells,” and turns to a soft gel. After this, ForeverMints flavoring and Xylitol will begin to stimulate salivation and moisten your mouth.
Do I still need to brush my teeth and floss?
Definitely YES. ForeverMints is not a substitute for good oral hygiene. Frequent brushing and flossing is a necessity for good oral health. Though ForeverMints can help reduce many of the factors associated with tooth and gum disease, it is not a substitute for brushing, flossing and professional dental care.
Whenever I use ForeverMints I lose my desire for snacking. Why?
Many people report that ForeverMints helps them curb the craving for snacking. There are no drugs or ingredients in ForeverMints that could cause this reaction. One possible explanation is the need to eat is satisfied by the long-term presence of the mint in the mouth. This form of oral gratification could help replace the compulsive drive to put food or cigarettes in your mouth.
Where can I find your Xylitol research citations?
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