Archive for November, 2009

Cucumbers Can Help Fight Bad Breath!

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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This just in! As we have discussed before, there are various vegetables that can help stop bad breath. However, we have never discussed cucumbers stopping bad breath. That’s right– not only does a cucumber have Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc, but it also has properties that can combat halitosis.

Here’s what you can do: take a piece of cucumber, hold it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to cure halitosis. The phytochemicals in the cucumber will help kill the anaerobic bacteria that cause bad breath.

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Avoiding the H1N1 Flu (and Bad Breath) This Season

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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FACT: There are two primary places for the FLU VIRUS (H1N1 and others) to enter your body and cause you to become infected. These two places are YOUR NOSE and YOUR MOUTH. Minimizing the ability of germs to get into your system through those two places is one of best and easiest ways to stay healthy this flu season.

Here are some tips to help you avoid “leaving an open door” for the potentially deadly flu bug during this most contagious season of the year:

1. WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN :
The most common piece of advice to prevent the onset of swine flu is to wash your hands. Why? Most people have no idea how many times we bring our hands to our mouth but the fact is we do it many times per hour. If you pick up the virus by touching a door knob or other infected hard surface and then bring your hands toward your mouth, you have a pretty good chance of getting sick. Wash your hands with soap and water throughout the day and carry instant sanitizer with you on the go. Keeping your hands clean is absolutely essential to keeping healthy.

2. COVER YOUR MOUTH WHEN OTHERS SNEEZE and COUGH:
When someone is sneezing and coughing it’s extremely important they cover their mouth. However, it also helps for you to cover your nose and mouth when others nearby are coughing and sneezing. When those that are sick sneeze, cough, and even breathe they fill the air around them with airborne and highly infections germs. Try to minimize what you inhale by covering your mouth with a handkerchief or your own clean hand.

3. USE TheraBreath Nasal-Sinus Drops and TheraBreath Extinguisher Spray TO HELP CREATE A BARRIER AGAINST GERMS :
While my formulas were developed to help fight the germs that cause bad breath and tooth decay, they are extremely effective anti-microbial agents as well. A few drops of TheraBreath Nasal Sinus drops in each nostril every 12 hours will create an environment hostile to germs in your nasal cavity. Similarly, regular use of the Extinguisher Spray will also make it hard for sore throat and flu germs to take up residence in your throat. By using these formulas in your mouth and nose, the two primary means of entry for germs, you will reduce their ability to transmit infection to you and your likelihood of getting sick.  Also, when you have flu and/or you are taking medications, you are much more likely to have bad breath as well. 

This is a busy season for all of us. By using some basic common sense, following these basic tips, and practicing good hygiene we can make sure to stay healthy and keep those around us feeling in top shape as well.

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Bad Breath Blow Gun Fights Monsters at Fair

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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At a Japanese fair, there were many new wacky inventions — some of them useful, some of them fun.  The fair showcased futuristic gaming, arts, medical technologies and more.  The crowd got to see things like: a monster-slaying bad breath blow gun, a navigation-aid helmet that steers people by pulling their ears, and a rain-simulating “funbrella”.

Instead of using bullets, darts, or lasers to shoot at their enemies, the players of the games boosted the power of their bad breath by eating snacks and drinking beverages to make their breath more smelly.  The players would then blast “stinky bad breath balls” at the video game screen to kill their monster adversaries.  This is one of the few cases where people may not shun you for bad breath–instead, you could become a neighborhood hero.

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Don’t go down in history as the BAD BREATH bandit – use TheraBreath before you commit a crime

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Give this guy a breath mint before you put him in the jail cell!  A 19-year-old man by the name of Tommy Dobson robbed a TD Bank in Tamarac.  He walked up to a bank teller, handed her a Halloween-themed bag and asked her for money.  He was identified by his tattoo, “Wifey”, on the surveillance tapes.  The teller reported that the man had no gun, but horrible halitosis.  Dobson was charged with robbery and resisting arrest without violence.  With that said, if you’re going to be criminal, practice good oral hygiene or become notorious as the “Bad Breath Bank Bandit“!

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A Pessimistic Attitude and Bad Breath

Monday, November 16th, 2009

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If you’re feeling down in the dumps….rumor has it it that you may not only have a bad attitude, but you you might have bad breath as well!  Pessimists are more likely to have dental problems, like halitosis, cavities, or missing and decayed teeth.  They are more likely to have a negative attitude about going to the dentist as well. 

This research was done on the attitudes and dental records of 1,037 people in the 30s.  These people also filled out questionnaires, one about their feelings towards dentists, and the other one rating character traits.   Some of these pessimists admitted being afraid of dental visits, avoiding checkups, and only going to the dentist when having an issue.  These people tended to be more easily stressed and less sociable.  Because of this, these people tended to have more tooth decay than those not afraid of going to the dentist, and had twice as many rotten/missing teeth and fillings by the age of 32.  These people generally had more anxiety problems and were more able to deal with life’s issues in a positive fashion.

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