January 24th, 2011
Mice have a fairly simple life. Their main goals are to eat, survive, and procreate – if only we had it so easy! While mice are seemingly basic creatures, a new study published in the journal Current Biology shows that mice may be more intelligent in selecting their meals than previously thought – they use halitosis!
Past studies showed that rodents do use their noses to decide what to eat when around peers, they just couldn’t figure out how. This new study by US, German and Russian physiologists and neurobiologists finds that mice determine their meal choices based on the bad breath and sulfuric chemicals on the breath of other mice. Mice have a GC-D necklace subsystem (a subset of the olfactory system) that can detect chemicals on mouse breath. This allows mice to identify if a food source is safe or not.
The chemical mice can detect is carbon disulfide. Bad breath in humans is usually composed of similar sulfur-based molecules including hydrogen sulfide (which smells like rotting eggs) and dimethyl sulfide (which smells like cabbage).
The research team found that mice that do not smell carbon disulfide on other mice will not change their eating habits. However, mice that do find the stinky smell will alter their meals choices. Even mice don’t want to have bad breath!
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January 19th, 2011
Want to know what people just like you really think of TheraBreath products?
Check out Maureen’s review on Simply Stacie on TheraBreath’s toothpaste and oral rinse. She’s also offering a giveaway so be sure to go to: http://simplystacie.net/healthy-fit-challenge-2011-therabreath-review-giveaway-us/ and enter.
Also, Sybil, of Saving with Sybil is offering a TheraBreath Giveway! Don’t forget to enter here: http://www.savingwithsybil.com/2011/01/get-up-to-four-early-entries-to-over.html one lucky winner will get 3 toothpaste tubes and 3 mouthwashes (US Only). For more details, view please the reader’s guide on Savings with Sybil.
Mommy Blogger Momma Needs Coffee reviewed our TheraBreath toothpaste, mouthwash and Mouth Wetting Lozenges. See what she has to say about here products here: http://mommaneedscoffee2.blogspot.com/2011/01/therabreath-review.html.
If you are a Mommy Blogger (or have a blog that may be appropriate), located in the US and are interested in doing a review of TheraBreath products, send an email to email@example.com.
January 17th, 2011
For all of you bargain hunters out there, today is the first day of TheraBreath’s Bonus Pak Sale! Our Bonus Pak Sale is a great opportunity to get your family the best breath, gum and dry mouth treatments available at prices that are over 60% below our regular retail prices. As if that wasn’t enough of a reason to buy now, shipping is also free!
Here’s how the Bonus Pak Special works:
First, visit: http://www.therabreath.com/ts/Jan2011BP.asp or call 1-800-97-FRESH (open Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm PST) to order. You pick your Bonus Paks – these are our most frequently purchased items, conveniently pre-grouped for you and a terrific savings over ordering the items individually.
Second, choose your free bonuses. Take your pick of either a $157 Pre-Built Bonus Package or a $117 Build Your Own Package for every Bonus Pak you buy. It’s like a free shopping spree!
Third, we ship your products to you. Your satisfaction is 100% Guaranteed with every order. If you are ever unsatisfied, contact us at 1-800-973-7374 for refund instructions.
This Bonus Pak Sale is on from January 17th (today!) through February 7th, 2011 so be sure to act now! Quantities are limited.
January 14th, 2011
For many, bad breath is a part of daily life – but it doesn’t have to be if you are using TheraBreath products! Unfortunately, not everyone knows that TheraBreath stops bad breath, and our toothpastes and mouthwashes haven’t always been around.
Writers throughout history have made references to halitosis. It’s no surprise as bad breath can be caused by dry mouth, dental decay, tonsil stones, gum disease, diet and more. Here are a few noteworthy pieces of literature that make mention of foul breath.
Canterbury Tales – written over 650 years ago, author Geoffrey Chaucer created a character called the summoner whose breath is notably foul, along with the rest of his demeanor. Even back in the 14th century, Chaucer new some of the causes of bad breath. The summoner has halitosis because “he loved garlic, onions and leeks, and for to drink wine as red as blood. “ Diet has long been a cause of stinky breath, especially aromatic foods like onions and garlic. The alcohol in wine can lead to dry mouth, making the summoner’s mouth a prime breeding ground for bad breath.
Much Ado About Nothing – William Shakespeare definitely agreed that bad breath can put a damper on intimate relationships. Benedick: “Only foul words; and thereupon I will kiss thee.” Beatrice: “Foul words is but foul wind, and foul wind is but foul breath, and foul breath is noisome; therefore I will depart unkiss’d.” Like most singles, Beatrice found bad breath to be a huge turn off.
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January 10th, 2011
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics more than half of all Americans take some type of prescription drug. Many drugs list dry mouth and taste disorders as side effects. A little halitosis or a slight change in the ability to taste may not be a big deal compared to ailment or disorder the medication treats, but it may be off-putting to those around you and is treatable.
Here are a few medications that are known to cause bad breath:
Triamterene – a diuretic that is often used to treat high blood pressure and edema. Another interesting side effect is that it may cause your urine to turn bright blue.
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