Robots Helping Out Dentists

December 4th, 2009

In Palm Beach County, FL, the health department is giving local dentists a new tool to help others, called the “Sim Man“. It may not be an actual human, but dentists can use it to simulate real life scenarios and even help save lives.

People can use it to play different medical roles and have the “Sim” character function as if it was a real patient. The robot can mimic functions of a real patient with the breathing and blood pressure, so it can be monitored and cared for properly.   The exercise is believed to aid medical professionals in reacting properly in actual crises.  One thing the robot could be lacking from a real human, though, is bad breath.

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Dr. Katz Did Not Sleep with Tiger Woods

December 3rd, 2009

This just in– Tiger Woods did NOT sleep with Dr. Katz! Our very own ‘Bad Breath Guru’ is not part of the scandal. We just wanted to clarify this since people (including Rachel Uchitel, Jaimee Grubbs, and Kalika Moquin) have been coming out of the woodwork in the past week claiming that they had an affair with Tiger Woods. We wonder if any of the women Tiger Woods had been involved with had morning breath. Maybe his wife Elin Nordegren had bad breath, causing him to stray. Maybe that’s why Tiger yells “FORE!” when he’s on the golf course, because he had four women. (well he did at the time of the original writing… things have obviously gotten much worse since).

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Dr. Katz never has morning breath because he uses TheraBreath right before bedtime. That’s the reason why he’s so desirable. But guess what? He’s been loyal to his wife of 34 years.

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Quick Bad Breath Tips When You’re Out

December 2nd, 2009

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Do you want to get rid of your smelly breath? Read and try some of the following tips. Banish bad breath today.

1. Keep hydrated with water. Bad breath can be caused by dry mouth.
2. Gargle with TheraBreath Oral Rinse. This can be a long-lasting halitosis cure.
3. Have a meal that comes with ginger, basil, parsley, or mint leaves.
4. Try eating a Waldorf salad with extra apple. Apples can help freshen your breath and remove pieces of food stuck between your teeth.
5. A LITTLE bit of whiskey can help kill the bad breath-causing bacteria on your teeth and mask small amounts of malodor. However, do not have too much, since breath worsens with the more alcohol consumed.
6. Scrape your tongue! Sometimes you might have a white coating on your tongue, particularly if you have a thrush infection. If you’re out and about, you could sneak off with a spoon to scrape your tongue if you do not have a tongue scraper available.
7. Rinsing your mouth with water can also help combat halitosis. You can also use a paper towel to rub your teeth.

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Cucumbers Can Help Fight Bad Breath!

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

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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