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Captured Robbery Crew Tortured Victims with Onions

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Anyone that has ever chopped up or bitten into a raw onion knows exactly how powerful they can be. A robbery crew in Queens, New York has used the strong odor and eye-watering power of onions for evil rather than good. According to NYDailyNews.com, Erick Mejia (a member of a robbery crew based in Queens) has been arrested and charged with an unusual form of torture.

Erick Mejia is suspected to be involved with several robberies of drug trafficking all along the East Coast. He and his crew often posed as police officers and on a few occasions put victim’s heads into bags full of onions! Many of these attacks were violent, but the NY Daily News cites a particularly bizarre event that took place in February, 2008. The heist that took place in Raleigh, North Carolina, involved members of the robbery crew posing as law enforcement agents and stopping a drug supplier. The crew had fake badges and a car that looked like a police vehicle, equipped with police-style headlights.

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Aphrodisiacs Foods May Lead to Unromantic Breath

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Are you planning a romantic Valentine’s Day with your sweetie? A scrumptious dinner perhaps? There are a few foods that are well known to increase the libido, but may also serve up a side of bad breath. This doesn’t mean that you need to skip the aphrodisiacs for a plainer meal, just be aware of their possible links to unromantic breath and do you best to prevent it.

Oysters – a food at the top of the aphrodisiac list, oysters (and most shellfish) are known to have an unpleasant odor with it. While they taste divine, the smell may take remain in your mouth if you don’t take care to freshen your breath after your meal. The food particles may linger, resulting in halitosis.

Garlic and Figs – these foods that are known to increase sex drive have been linked to bad breath, as we have discussed in previous posts. Although they are very delicious touches to a dish, figs and garlic both have high levels of sulfur compounds, which commonly cause bad smelling breath. Bad breath itself is caused by volatile sulfur-producing compounds that thrive in an anaerobic environment – a dry mouth. Eating figs and garlic are really just adding more fuel to the fire of foul breath. A quick solution would be to chew a piece of TheraBreath Chewing Gum post-meal. It’s amazing how fast the garlicky smell is neutralized, as if you never enjoyed the garlic in the first place!

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Gum that is Actually Good for You

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

According to www.bigsiteofamazingfacts.com, about 35 billion sticks of gum are chewed by Americans each year. That’s twenty-five packets per year for each person (men, women and children) just in the United States.

An article by Science News for Kids states that gum chewing has been going on for thousands of years.  The Greeks, Mayas and Native Americans chewed on sap and resin from certain types of trees.

We all know that dentists recommend chewing sugar-free gum to avoid tooth decay. But why not chew a gum that can actually eliminate your bad breath instead of just covering it up? Therabreath’s Chewing Gum actually increases saliva production that is ideal for occasional or situation bad breath. This gum lasts much longer than regular chewing gum because the taste isn’t what is responsible for breath control – it’s the formula of the gum itself.

Want to be kissable 24/7? Then try our French Kiss Chewing Gum to immediately blast away bad breath and never have to give a second thought before you move in close to smooch your honey.

If gum isn’t your thing, then try our 9X Breath Strips that dissolve on your tongue, our ZOX Mints with our powerful oxidizing formula, or our new TheraBreath Mouth Wetting Lozenges to maintain great breath without all the chewing.

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Halloween and Healthy Alternatives to Candy

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting cooler, school is back in session and Halloween is just around the corner. To most children Halloween means dressing up, Trick-or-Treating and enjoying various chocolate-covered and sugar crusted goodies.

This influx of sugar can definitely wreak havoc on teeth, leading to more cavities and high dental bills.

But there are alternative options to handing out the beloved sugar-coated treats. And if you do it right, you won’t get a lot of tiny tempers turning on you.

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Probiotics

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

probiotics help neutralize bacteriaAs we have discussed in previous posts, Probiotics are becoming increasingly more prevalent in the media. They seem to be the new generation of healthcare and supplements. In an October 6, 2010 article on hattiesburgyamerican.com, probiotics in dentistry are coming to the forefront of dental care.

In the past, probiotics have been proven to treat digestive related diseases and other types are becoming increasingly sold and used.

Did you know that TheraBreath has a complete line of oral probiotics to help prevent bad breath? We have just introduced our new TheraBreath Fresh Breath Probiotic Chewing Gum! Read more about that here: http://www.therabreath.com/art_probiotic_gum.asp. To learn more on oral probiotics and their benefits, be sure to check out this article http://www.therabreath.com/art_probiotics.asp.

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