#teentruth breakfast=betterbreath

#teentruth breakfast=betterbreath
New research published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene has shown evidence that teens were almost twice as likely to suffer from bad breath when they skip breakfast, according to dental health.org

Yogurt and fruit might not seem as vital to a teen morning ritual as ProActiv or an AmericaEagle crop top, but the side effect now associated with skipping breakfast is serious: it can lead to bad breath.

The worst part: not knowing.

New research published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene has shown evidence that teens were almost twice as likely to suffer from bad breath when they skip breakfast, according to dental health.org

The study found that almost a fifth of the participants questioned admitted that they had missed breakfast and of these one in three (36 percent) suffered with bad breath. This was significantly more than those who had eaten breakfast.

Only about half of those who presented with bad breath were conscious that they were suffering from it. Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, Dr. Nigel Carter OBE, believes the findings could help to have a positive effect on teenager’s personal development.

A word to the wise: Make time for a quick meal on the go:

  • Plain yogurt with fresh fruit. (A provider of casein, a protein found in milk that is particularly useful for fortifying the tooth’s surface, yogurt also contains calcium and phosphates that remineralize the teeth.)
  • Grilled-cheese sandwich made with whole-grain bread and two-percent cheese.
  • Homemade instant breakfast shake.
  • Mixed nuts; fruit; glass of low-fat milk. Fresh fruit, like veggies, contains fiber that stimulates saliva production. According to HuffingtonPost.com, pears, had a larger acid neutralizing effect on tooth surface than other types of fresh fruit, including bananas, apples, mandarins and pineapples.

Learn more at: http://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/todays-dental-news/item/270-teenagers-who-skip-breakfast-more-likely-to-have-bad-breath

Bestselling author Liz Murray visits Benco Dental, United Way Kickoff

At the Lucy Hobbs Project 2nd annual celebration in 2014, New York Times best-selling author Liz Murray, subject of the movie "From Homeless to Harvard", elevated attendees with her keynote speech from the depths of despair to the endless possibilities the future holds.

One young woman who overcame tremendous odds to go from “homeless to Harvard” will share a decision that inspired her journey at the home office of Benco Dental @BencoDental, the nation’s largest privately owned dental distribution company, today, Sept. 2.

Liz Murray, now an international speaker and author of Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard, remained undaunted after her parents’ drug addiction and illness catapulted her to life on New York streets. A personal epiphany convinced her to focus on opportunities rather than excuses.

On September 2, Liz Murray will join the United Way of Wyoming Valley @UnitedWayWB as they kickoff their 2015 campaign at Mohegan Sun Pocono to improve the odds for children and families, “Poverty to Possibility.” While in Northeast Pennsylvania, she will visit her friends at the Lucy Hobbs Project and offer special presentations to associates at Benco Dental’s home office CenterPoint East.

She will appear as featured presenter at CenterPoint East, Benco Dental’s home office in Pittston, Pennsylvania.

Real Men Wear Fuchsia.

The Real Men Wear Fuchsia contest is returning for 2015 and it’s better than ever, according to Benco Dental. With each box of Nitrile Plus Fuchsia Large Gloves and masks purchased, a donation is made to the Keep A Breast Foundation ™, whose mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support.

Launched for the first time in 2014, Benco Dental’s Real Men Wear Fuchsia campaign to create awareness for  the Keep A Breast Foundation™ is returning for 2015.

The Real Men Wear Fuchsia contest is back and it’s better than ever, according to the nation’s largest privately owned dental distributor, Benco Dental. With each box of Nitrile Plus Fuchsia large gloves and masks purchased, a donation is made to the Keep A Breast Foundation™, whose mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support.

In its inaugural year, the campaign resulted in a donation to the Foundation of more than $34,000.

How can Benco customers enter to win natural extensions Nitrile Plus Fuchsia gloves free for a year (and show support)? Two easy steps:

  1. Snap a picture of male dental practice staff wearing Nitrile Plus Fuchsia gloves. Your pic is your entry.
  2. E-mail photos to Tim Scharle: tscharle@benco.com
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Looking for photo ideas? Take some cues from the 2014 contest winner Dr. Bryan Sipes, whose photo submission won based on a random draw.

Looking for photo ideas? Take some cues from the 2014 contest winner Dr. Bryan Sipes, whose photo submission won based on a random draw. Or be inspired by the Benco Dental family, who got in on the act last year at the home office, CenterPoint East, in Pennsylvania.

A few details:

  1. Contest runs September 1 through October 31, 2015
  2. Photos must include men, but also can include women.
  3. Photos will be featured on Benco.com and social media @BencoDental.
  4. During the contest, those buying one box of Natural Extensions Nitrile Plus Fuchsia Large Gloves gets one free!
  5. Questions? Call 570.602.4968

 

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The Benco Dental family, gave the Real Men Wear Fuchsia campaign a boost at the company’s home office, CenterPoint East, in Pennsylvania. Shown, Mike McElaney, Director of Sales, Northeast Region, and George Rable, Vice President, Culture and People.

How is one dental company making it easier to find what you need?

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Shopping — either you love it or you don’t love it so much. Either way, the nation’s fastest growing dental distributor is making it easier to find what you need.

Benco Dental, now servicing more than 35,000 dentists and dental laboratories, is known for its industry-leading online inventory management system Painless®.

The latest Benco difference — a newly redesigned website: benco.com. Set to launch tomorrow, September 1, the new website includes:

  • advanced product search,
  • detailed product description and
  • images that will allow customers to easily locate the items they need. 

What’s staying the same? All the attributes customers tell Benco they love, such as the ability to:
• View invoices and statements
• set up budgets
• track and manage orders
• View reports
• create shopping lists and
• process returns.

Visit benco.com today, and stop back again tomorrow to see what’s new. Find out how they’re delivering a painless and innovative customer that improves the business engines, life balance and patient care of dental professionals.

larry_advocate_pixWhile you’re there, tell Chairman and Chief Customer Advocate Larry Cohen what you think about the changes: e-mail Larry or call him at 570-602-7000.

Will a DNA test help defeat the scourge of oral cancer? PeriRx prepares for battle.

Structure of the DNA molecule

The world’s sixth leading cause of cancer kills one American every hour of every day, according to the National Institute of Health.

Intimidating statistics.

A new oral cancer screening tool with more than 10 years of research behind it aims to lower that mortality rate.

According to an article in DentistryIQ.com, PeriRx LLC’s launch of SaliMark OSCC, a test that uses the DNA in saliva to test suspicious lesions or oral mucosal abnormality, is available online from the nation’s largest privately owned dental distributor, Benco Dental, among other sources.

According to the DentistryIQ.com story:

The test is indicated for use when a visual oral examination (via naked eye or fluorescent device) detects a suspicious lesion or oral mucosal abnormality. SaliMark OSCC’s highly-accurate risk assessment capabilities can help the clinician make a more informed and confident decision on whether to refer the patient to a specialist for a biopsy.

“Although biopsies are the gold standard for determining pathology, they are invasive procedures that come back negative 90% of the time,” explained PeriRx founder Stephen Swanick. “SaliMark will greatly improve the efficiency and accuracy of any oral cancer exam protocol.”

Based on a discovery by Dr. David Wong of the University of California at Los Angeles and supported with 10 of additional years of research at National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and National Institute of Health, SaliMark OSCC’s regulatory approval process is in progress.

PeriRx, LLC was founded in 2008 in Broomall, Pa., by CEO Stephen M. Swanick. The executive team includes Dr. Neil Gottehrer, a practicing dentist; and Dr. Jack Martin, a cardiologist.

Learn more at: www.PeriRx.com