Archive for April, 2013

An amazing deal on TheraBreath at Target stores ends Saturday, May 4!

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

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SAVINGS ALERT - TheraBreath is having a
BLOW OUT SALE at all TARGET locations!

Hi there,

In honor of the national SENSE OF SMELL DAY (it’s this April 27th, as if you didn’ttarget logo already know that) TheraBreath has teamed with Target Stores to offer absolutely amazing prices on TheraBreath Oral Rinse, Toothpaste, and Mouth Wetting Lozenges*.

When we say amazing prices, we aren’t kidding — the savings are so huge, the prices are actually too low to publish. But believe it when we say that you have never seen a discount this deep on our products. How deep? Let’s just say it’s pretty close to their cost. But remember, the BIG SALE ends Saturday, May 4.

Quantities are extremely limited at each Target store, and the special pricing is limited to stock on hand. So don’t put this off — hurry in to take advantage of the lowest prices ever on America’s #1 selling dentist recommended fresh breath formulas before this special is history.

Thanks for your support, and have a terrific “SENSE OF SMELL DAY”!

- Your friends at TheraBreath

* Not all Target locations stock all three products. If your local store doesn’t have TheraBreath Toothpaste or Lozenges on the shelf, make sure to ask the manager to order some — you don’t want to miss out on our next Target special!
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Research Finds Ban on Soda Could Have Negative Effects

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

971009_65283515We all know that soda causes an abundance of health issues like heart disease, bad breath, cavities and a raised risk of cancer, but many Americans continue to consume these beverages on a regular basis. When New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a ban on the sale of sodas larger than 16 ounces at New York City restaurants, gas stations, movie theaters and other establishments, he quickly made headlines. The ban, which was originally set to go in effect in March 2013, was shut down by New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling one day prior to its implementation. Research published in the journal PLOS ONE found that limiting the intake of sugary beverages may have unintended consequences.

The soda study
Conducted at the University of California, San Diego, a research team found that people who were offered both a large sized beverage and two smaller beverages in a bundle were more likely to choose the bundles. These results show that a ban on large beverages would likely not decrease the amount of soda bought in stores and restaurants.

Participants of the study had several different menu choices, including an unregulated menu with a 16, 24 and 32-ounce soda, and then the bundle menu presented a 16-ounce, two 12, and two 16-ounce sodas. The no bundle menu presented only a 16-ounce soda. It was found that people bought significantly more ounces of soda from the bundle menu than the unregulated menu.

If businesses are able to sell large amounts of sugary beverages in smaller containers, it’s likely that consumers will continue to purchase the big sizes. However, since participants were aware that they were taking part in the study, some researchers believe the results could be skewed.

“Most people getting ready to buy soda will go for the regular size,” David Just, a professor of behavioral economics at Cornell University, told the Los Angeles Times. Just further explained that other individuals are “going to display what we call reactance – a rebelliousness, a determination to circumvent this policy, an attitude of ‘I’ll show them.’ And the people selling the soda are all too willing to comply.”

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Don’t Let Gum Disease Take Away Your Pearly Whites

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

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Did you know that keeping your gums healthy is one of the best ways to fight the look of aging? Gum disease affects nearly 50 percent of Americans, which also increases the risk of suffering from heart problems. Gum health is sometimes overlooked when it comes to the overall condition of the mouth – many people focus on the teeth – but flossing and using appropriate products can keep your gums long-lasting and beautiful.

Recently, the New York Daily News released somewhat terrifying photos of beautiful celebrities without their signature pearly whites! Stars like Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz and Angelina Jolie were photoshopped without their A-list rows of ivories. Just imagine how you may look without those stunning teeth of yours! Without proper care of your oral health, tooth decay and removal of some teeth is possible. But we’re here to help with a few ways you can make sure you don’t look like any of these toothless beauties.

“The theory is if you have a certain amount of inflammation, something is going to break down somewhere [whether it's your heart, your gums or something else],” David Cochran, former president of the American Academy of Periodontology and a professor at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio told Eating Well.

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Find Your Cure for Dry Mouth

Friday, April 5th, 2013

CHWG-TBR-423Dry mouth is frustrating, uncomfortable and annoying – but unfortunately, we all suffer from it once in a while. Do you feel like you’re constantly drinking water but still have a dry, sticky feeling in your mouth? Saliva is a crucial liquid, because it helps keep everything moist, washes bacteria away and allows you to enjoy every little bite of food. Luckily, there are some dry mouth cures that you can do in the comfort of your own home that will increase saliva flow and allow you to overcome oral health issues that are dragging you down. 

Your everyday diet
Dry mouth is caused by a number of things, but the first option to try and get rid of it is to cut items out of your diet that may be making the issue worse. For instance, your morning cup of coffee isn’t the culprit to your dry mouth, but it likely isn’t making the situation better. If you drink a cup every morning, it probably isn’t related to your dry mouth, but if you find yourself consuming upwards of three cups every day, it could be helpful to cut down your intake. Although many people do contribute coffee to dry mouth, it may actually be because you’re drinking coffee instead of water. If you can’t live without your caffeine – and we can’t blame you – try to balance it out by drinking a glass of water for every cup. Similarly, a caffeine overdose may lead to dehydration and therefore dry mouth. 

Make sure to always have water on hand with you, and frequently take sips. If you’re a big soda drinker, this can be causing your dry mouth as well. Consider cutting down on soda intake and increasing water to cure dry mouth. Also, changing your diet to include a larger amount of fruits and vegetables can help, since they have a high water content. 

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Bad Breath Test may Detect Stomach Cancer

Monday, April 1st, 2013

stomach-bad-breathThe British Journal of Cancer published research conducted by Israeli and Chinese students that found a bad breath detector has a 90 percent accuracy rate in distinguishing stomach cancer with other common stomach issues in 130 patients. This new breath test is very promising because stomach cancer is difficult to detect, and oftentimes it is too late to control the cancer when doctors determine that a patient is suffering from it. According to the American Cancer Society, the five-year survival rate of stomach cancer is only about 38 percent because of this.

This detector tests bad breath caused by cancerous growths that release volatile organic compounds. It uses a nanomaterial sensor that analyzes the chemicals that are released through the mouth to determine if the bad breath is a sign of the development of stomach cancer. This new method would be much less invasive and simpler than an endoscopy, which is the current and most common method to detect stomach cancer. An endoscopy requires a long, flexible tube with a small camera to be extended down the throat and into the digestive system. But the new detector could be used during a routine checkup by any general practitioner.

“The promising findings from this early study suggest that using a breath test to diagnose stomach cancers, as well as more benign complaints, could be a future alternative to endoscopies - which can be costly and time-consuming, as well as unpleasant to the patient,” Dr. Hossam Haick of Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and the leader of the team that developed the bad breath detector said.

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