It’s Time to Save BIG on TheraBreath!!

April 14th, 2014

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The TheraBreath Bonus Pak Sale takes place two to three times per year and is by far our most popular promotion. During the Bonus Pak Sale you can get as much as 65% OFF what you usually spend for TheraBreath premium fresh breath, gum health, and dry mouth products.

Our Bonus Paks are designed to stretch your dollar on the TheraBreath items you use the most:

Bonus Pak A features our most popular TheraBreath products that millions of people use to prevent bad breath and relieve unpleasant dry mouth.

Bonus Pak C includes our most powerful TheraBreath PLUS extra strength formula to treat stubborn or persistent halitosis (bad breath).

Bonus Pak E features our PerioTherapy Gum Health formula to heal and prevent painful, irritated, or bleeding gums.

Bonus Pak L includes a selection of our advanced Probiotic products designed to maintain your oral health and strenghten your body’s natural defenses to certain germs.

PLUS:
During the Bonus Pak Sale, shipping is on us — you don’t pay a cent.
We will get it to you at no charge even if you live in Canada or Mexico!

But what really makes this sale so insanely popular is THIS ADDITIONAL BONUS: Every Bonus Pak you buy during the sale comes with up to $177 in additional BONUS ITEMS — It’s an unbelievable offer! But dont wait to take advantage of it today — it is here for an extremely limited time. Make sure you don’t miss this chance to get up to 65% on everything you need for oral health from TheraBreath.

Shop our Bonus Pak Sale now

For personal help, call 1-800-973-7374 TODAY and mention code BPAPR14EM1
(Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm PDT)

* $25 additional surcharge per Bonus Pak on orders shipped to Mexico.
† BONUS PAK items are available while in-stock only. There are no rain checks available. First come, first served.

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Slimmest and Fattest Cities in US

April 10th, 2014

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A new Gallup poll has revealed the cities in the U.S. with the most obese populations. For the third year in a row, the city with the lowest obesity rate in the U.S. continues to be in Boulder, Colo., at 12.4 percent. As for large communities with a population of more than 1 million, Memphis had the highest rate at 31.9 percent. 

As health officials have pointed out, diet affects not only your waistline, but your mouth as well. After consuming food and beverages, your body processes their nutrition and supplies the body with energy, but some of the food particles linger on teeth and gums, causing problems like cavities, gingivitis and bad breath.

Nationwide, the obesity rate jumped to 27.1 percent in 2013, the highest Gallup and Healthways have recorded since tracking started in 2008. Obesity is measured by calculating a person’s body mass index (BMI) score, which takes into account height and weight. BMI scores of 30 or more are considered obese.

The fittest major U.S. communities were Denver-Aurora, Colo., San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif., and San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif., whereas the fattest communities were Memphis, Tenn., San Antonio, Texas, and Richmond, Va.

The data reflects the state level results for 2013, which discovered that West Virginia and Mississippi were the most obese states, while Montana and Colorado were the least obese. Three areas in Colorado – Boulder, Fort Collins-Loveland and Denver-Aurora – ranked among the communities with the 10 lowest obesity rates. Colorado is famous for its outdoor recreation and natural landscape, so these results may not be that surprising.

According to the Journal of American Medicine (JAME), more than one-third of U.S. adults (34.9 percent) are obese. No state has met the goal of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2010 initiative to lower obesity prevalence to 15 percent. Only one U.S. metropolitan area has hit the target.

Connection between obesity and oral health problems
Obesity can affect a person’s oral health in two main ways. First, it impacts your diet with what you consume and how often you consume it, which can result in a higher risk of tooth decay. Chowing down on foods with a lot of sugar builds plaque on your teeth – the starting point of most oral health problems for kids and adults.

Secondly, obesity can lead to an increased risk of gum disease. Studies have indicated that the more obese a person is, the higher their chances are of developing gum disease.

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CDC: 1 in 25 US Hospital Patients Acquire Infections

April 2nd, 2014

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According to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in 25 patients in U.S. hospitals came down with an infection while in care units in 2011.

In the last decade, these antibiotic-resistant infections have become increasingly prevalent. Patients acquired around 721,800 infections at hospitals that year. Of those, about 75,000 died, according to the CDC.

The report comes after a swarm of news stories have detailed the rise in what experts have called “superbugs.” This type of bacteria carries genes that enable them to survive against widely used antibiotics. Basically, these superbugs no longer respond to oral antibiotics.

“Even though we’ve had great success nationally, there still are pockets of hospitals that have rates of infection that are several times the national average,” Dr. Peter Pronovost, director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine, told CNN.

The recent statistic is particularly scary, as hospitals are generally considered a place where patients go to improve their conditions, not the opposite.

As you know, a healthy body is inextricably linked to a healthy mouth. So, what happens to your immune system - including these infections – can impact the health of your mouth, leading to halitosis, among other things.

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Human Nose can Distinguish 1 Trillion Smells

March 26th, 2014

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We’ve long known that a human’s sense of smell triggers the strongest memories. But recently, scientists figured out exactly how impressive our nostrils really are. According to researchers, the human nose can distinguish at least one trillion different odors, which is millions more than previously estimated.

The findings, published in Science Magazine, debunk the widely-accepted figure that humans can only detect 10,000 scents, putting the sense of smell well below the capabilities of hearing and sight. This number dated back to the 1920s and was not supported by data.

Scientists have estimated that the human ear can distinguish between 340,000 sounds, and the eye and its mere three receptors can differentiate between several million colors. The nose’s abilities, meanwhile, are carried out with the help of 400 olfactory receptors – it’s the largest gene family in the human genome. It makes sense that we would be able to discern many more smells – everything from roses to bad breath - than we can colors.

“Our analysis shows that the human capacity for discriminating smells is much larger than anyone anticipated,” study co-author Leslie Vosshall, head of Rockefeller University’s Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, said in the report. “For smell, nobody ever took the time to test.”

In the study, 26 volunteers were instructed to distinguish between odor mixtures made with 128 different odorant molecules that came from common flavor and fragrance ingredients such as vanilla, mint, apple as well as less pleasant aromas. However, these were combined in groups of up to 30, creating a sort of olfactory white noise.

“When we started mixing them together, we mixed them at equal intensity so all the smells were diluted to the same intensity,” lead author Dr. Andreas Keller from Rockefeller University explained to ABC News.

Participants sampled three vials of scents at a time, two of which were identical, the other having different smell. The test was to see if they could discern which was the outlier, completing 264 comparisons.

Results
While volunteers’ abilities varied greatly, they could, on average, tell the difference between vials with up to 51 percent of the same components. Researchers then extrapolated how many odors the average person could smell if all possible combinations of the 128 odors were sampled, coming to their estimate of at least one trillion.

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World Health Organization Cuts Recommended Sugar Intake

March 19th, 2014

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It’s been long known that sugar is bad for the mouth. The tasty treat can cause tooth decay and cavities, and can even lead to pungent, bad breath. That’s why the World Health Organization is putting its foot down on the sweet substance. The United Nations agency has altered its sugar intake recommendation, cutting the amount in half.

On March 5, the organization published new draft guidelines that addressed concerns surrounding the negative effects that sugar has on one’s health. It reduced the recommended amount of sugar from 10 percent of your daily caloric intake to 5 percent. For an average-sized adult, that comes to around six teaspoons of the sweet stuff each day. However, that doesn’t mean a person can eat six spoonfuls of granulated sugar on a daily basis.

People often don’t realize that sugar is present in many foods they commonly eat – especially processed options. A 12-ounce can of soda, for instance, might have as many as 10 teaspoons of the substance, while a slice of bread may have around 5. While this amount includes sugars in processed foods as well as honey, juices and syrups, it does not include those that occur naturally, such as sugars in fruits.

Sugar, which is a known culprit of bad breath, was targeted for its role in dental diseases. As the most common noncommunicable diseases on earth, the World Health Organization hopes to decrease their prevalence and help people prevent the pain, tooth loss and gum disease other symptoms that come with dental issues. The guidelines also note the soaring expense of treating oral conditions – it can cost 5 to 10 percent of a person’s health budget. Not such a sweet way to spend your salary.

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