Running May Be Ruining Your Smile
It’s no secret that running can be great for the mind, body and soul, but what it’s doing to our teeth may surprise you. According to the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, a new study is linking an increase in cavities and tooth erosion among runners and athletes who train for long periods of time, multiple days a week.
“Expending that much energy requires an increase in carb and sugary food intake like sports drinks and protein bars,” explains Dr. Jessica Emery, cosmetic dentist and owner of Sugar Fix Dental Loft Chicago. “Sugar feeds the decay causing bacteria. Our defenses against this bad bacteria live in our saliva. Because of this sugary food, the dry mouth that comes with the way we breath during our exercise and the dehydration that comes with sweating for long periods of time, these make a perfect trifecta for cavities.”
- Always drink plenty of water before, during and after your workouts. If you are a distance runner, consider increasing your salt intake which allows your body to retain water.
- Carry some sugar free gum to pop in right after you finish your run. This will get rid of the dry mouth and allow your saliva glands to start working again.
- Continue to brush and floss regularly and if you are experiencing increased sensitivity or pain, see your dentist immediately.
Celebrity Hairstylist Harry Josh is on HSN Today!
Tune in today and tomorrow to see celebrity stylist Harry Josh (@harryjoshhair) debut his award-winning line of styling tools on HSN! His luxe line of hair tools, previously only available on HairEnvy.com (@shophairenvy) will now be available via the leading lifestyle retailer. The ever-expanding line of styling must-haves currently includes the Pro Dryer 2000, Ceramic Styling Iron, Detangling Brush, Round Brush, Diffuser and Pro Styling Clips.
For more, visit the HSN site!
Lancôme Debuts Another Mascara, Grandiôse
Word is out:
Lancôme – the undisputed mascara expert – introduces Grandiôse: the First Ever Swan-NeckTM Mascara. According to the Company, the product is designed for the Ultimate in Length, Lift and Volume.
Professional makeup artists bend mascara stems to coat every lash. With Grandiôse, Lancôme brings this expert application technique to women everywhere thanks to the world’s first Swan-NeckTM Wand. Curved at a 25 degree angle, the Swan-NeckTM Wand mimics the curves of your face, grabbing lashes at the base to fan them out and avoid any unnecessary smudging.
The wand’s three dimensional curve seals air into the bottle and automatically mixes the formula in from the sides every time you open the bottle, so it always stays fresh.
AVAILABILITY: Grandiôse will be available August 6, 2014 at Lancome.com and Lancôme counters nationwide
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