Navy Dentist Vying for the Olympics

January 14th, 2014


Lieutenant Amanda Rice, 29, is a general dentist who treats sailors at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Japan. She’s also an elite runner.

As the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro rise into sight, Rice continues training on a rigorous schedule. Before she goes to work at the Atsugi Branch Health Clinic in Yokosuka, Japan, the dentist/marathon runner gets up at 3 a.m. to start her workout. Often she runs 18 to 22 miles a day.

“It’s definitely a lifestyle one has to adapt to,” Rice told “It takes an amazing amount of self-discipline and perseverance. It can definitely be exhausting, but it’s also definitely rewarding.”

In the 2011 Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Rice broke a personal record with 2:38:57. For the Tokyo Marathon, she ran a 2:42:44 – both under the 2:43 time needed to quality for the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Rice was inspired to go into her chosen field by her uncle, Dr. Keith Stenshol, a central Oregon dentist. Stenshol pointed out that she’d treat patients with a mouthful of problems, including gingivitis and tooth infections.

“When we got together for our annual summer family reunions, I saw his passion for dentistry and the love he had for the profession, and I wanted to have the same in my own professional pursuits,” Rice explained to the source. “Through his guidance, I was encouraged to travel to Guatemala and Samoa to provide dental care to those most in need.”

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Tongues Out Tuesday

January 9th, 2014

391467_2009This is more than Miley Cyrus showing off her tonsils at the VMAs. Dozens of international celebrities have joined the ranks for Tongues Out Tuesday, posting pictures on social media of themselves sticking out their tongues. Actress Drew Barrymore snapped one with co-star Adam Sandler, Ke$ha surprised no one by licking her friend’s face and American-German model Heidi Klum wagged her tongue beside her two big dogs.

Oh, and yes, Miley did upload a selfie with a friend. Luckily, this time she didn’t have a coated tongue, which is a telltale sign of bad breath. The tongue’s surface turns that white or yellow color when it becomes colonized by bacteria or fungi, and dead cells get trapped between the tiny raised bumps called nodules.

So, if you want to partake in the new midweek ritual, pull out your smartphone, but make sure you don’t have halitosis!

Keep selfies from going sour
What are the best ways to check if you have oral odor? The traditional technique of breathing into your hand and smelling it is only effective if you want to smell your hand, experts say. Otherwise, here’s a better option: Lick your wrist, let it dry for five seconds and then smell the spot. If it stinks, chances are you need a breath freshener.

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Best and Worst Hors D’oeuvres for a Party

January 3rd, 2014

Cut sausage and cold boiled pork with vegetablesThe New Year’s celebrations are over, the ball dropped; you’ve celebrated with your family and friends. Whether or not you’re already planning another party anytime soon, you pretty much know what to expect: Uncle Mike is walking around with a martini in his hand, and friend of a friend Suzy – who you’ve never liked – is bumping into people with her bad breath. She’s exhaling all over guests since she has that loud, guttural laugh. If you’re hosting a party or bringing any of the appetizers, be sure to cook foods that don’t worsen breath or reputations. Besides, alcohol and certain foods don’t mix. Discover the best and worst hors d’oeuvres to serve at a party – keep these in mind for next year’s shindig.

Worst hors d’oeuvres to serve

1. Garlicky bruschetta: Tasty, easy-to-make, perfect for any party, right? Wrong. These little tomato bread bites are something you won’t want to smell on your neighbor’s breath later in the night.

2. Cipollini onions braised in red wine: Despite being a Food Network favorite, this classy app is another bad breath offender. They are delicious, but only if you don’t want a kiss when the ball drops.

“Unfortunately, brushing after you eat onions or garlic doesn’t help,” Richard Price, dentist and spokesperson for the American Dental Association, explained to WebMD. “The volatile substances they contain make their way into your blood stream and travel to your lungs, where you breathe them out.”

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The TheraBreath Year End Bonus Pak Sale ends TODAY!

December 30th, 2013

The TheraBreath Bonus Pak Sale ends TODAY!

For five years in a row, this BONUS PAK Sales event has topped all previous offers to become the biggest sale in our company history. If you have already taken advantage of the $175 BONUS we are offering to anyone buying a Bonus Pak during the sale, thanks for making the event such a success!

If you haven’t yet claimed your bonus, you better hurry! This sale will end at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) tonight. After that, our regular everyday prices are back.

Ordering one (or more!) of our bonus paks will save you 60% (or more!) on all of our extremely popular and effective products. Don’t run out of essentials like TheraBreath oral rinse or toothpaste — order in bulk during the BONUS PAK SALE, stock up, and save.

These days every penny saved is a penny earned. Savings of 60%+ is a lot of earned pennies.

But remember, this terrific opportunity to save is almost over. After 11:59pm on Monday, the BONUS PAK SALE event will be over and our pricing returns to our regular, everyday unit pricing.

Today is your LAST DAY to take advantage of prices 60%+ below our regular retail prices and get FREE SHIPPING on your ENTIRE ORDER

Or for personal help, call 1-800-973-7374 TODAY and use your discount code: BPKDEC13E7

Don’t wait — this is your last chance to save hundreds of dollars!

P.S. We promise – this is your last sale reminder. Thanks for bearing with us through the frequent reminders and have a terrific 2014.

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Did you smell something funny on Christmas Eve?

December 27th, 2013

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Did you smell something funny on Christmas Eve?

If old Saint Nick really did drink a couple of million glasses of milk late Tuesday night and ate all of those cookies, his breath is really gross. Lets not even talk about what digesting all that lactose has done to his other bodily emissions.

Milk proteins feed bad breath bacteria. You don’t even need to drink it. Mashed potatoes, Mac and Cheese, and Chocolate Pudding all have enough dairy to kick halitosis into overdrive. So watch out as you are going through all those Christmas leftovers, and make sure to brush and rinse with TheraBreath Toothpaste and Oral Rinse before you breathe on any of your elves.

Happy Holidays! :)

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