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“Mask Mouth” The Worst Thing Ever!!

“Mask Mouth” The Worst Thing Ever!!

“Mask Mouth”  The Worst Thing Ever!! With every societal change in behavior, new problems can arise.  During the current pandemic we have all been encouraged and sometimes mandated to wear a mask.  Now at first glance this seems like a great way to protect each other from the Covid virus.  To some degree, this precaution has been proven true but the mask can also be an enemy to good oral hygiene and thus overall health.  Here’s the problem:  More and more people are complaining to their doctors and dentists about foul smelling breath.  Most of them note that this condition has never been...

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When Bad Breath Leaves a Bad First Impression

When Bad Breath Leaves a Bad First Impression

Can Bad Breath Leave a Negative First Impression? YES! How does a person remember you? As a really smart person? A funny person? Or the dreaded person with bad breath? The one that most people will stand about 5 feet from when speaking to you? Let’s look at some hard facts (in case you’re not convinced). 1. It takes about 3 seconds to make a first impression. 2. Smiling can make a person feel at ease. Your mouth is important! 3. Bad breath can communicate nervousness which works against projecting confidence. 4. Small talk can be an interesting way to...

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Loneliness Stinks | A Link Between Loneliness and Tongue Brushing?

Loneliness Stinks | A Link Between Loneliness and Tongue Brushing?

Loneliness Stinks Let’s be clear…there is nothing funny about loneliness so let’s not make light of it. Bottom line… loneliness stinks! In fact CBS News reports that Americans are lonelier now than ever before and younger Americans are hardest hit by this epidemic. They site the fact that only half of Americans say they have meaningful in-person social interactions on a daily basis, such as having an extended conversation with a friend or spending time with family members [full article here]. The key phrases are “in-person social interactions,” and “extended conversation.” Since we are the makers of The Original TUNG...

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Fix Bad Breath The Right Way | Why Tongue Scrapers Don’t Work

Fix Bad Breath The Right Way | Why Tongue Scrapers Don’t Work

First, what is the main cause of bad breath? What a funny creation, the tongue. Taste buds create lots of hiding places on the surface of this “so ugly it’s cute” organ. The good and the bad of it is that these nooks and crannies that serve to enhance the flavor of food and initiate the digestive process are also a playground for hide and seek. In fact when you look at it through a microscope it looks like the moon’s surface with canyons. Some bacteria on the tongue are beneficial. Unfortunately, others cause social and health problems for the...

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Be Open

Be Open

In speaking to a friend recently he was examining his leadership skills as it pertains to a small group he conducts at his house every week. He said, “No one comes regularly and they don’t talk or contribute when they do show up. In this day and time people, more than ever, will only make time for something that has value to them. Something that makes their life more interesting and enjoyable. Now if they don’t show up to some event they seem to feel the need to make excuses. Usually something like “Our grandparents are in town,” “Our kids...

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