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Dentists and Deodorant Are Recession Bedfellows

There aren't many winners in this economy, so it's interesting to see which businesses are posting profits and getting it done despite the recession. It has become clear that hygiene is of the utmost importance as of late because dentistry and deodorant makers have been sitting pretty through the crisis.


Dentists attribute an uptick in client visits to a couple of patterns: People are grinding their teeth so much because of economy-related stress and need dental work because of it; those without dental insurance are putting off appointments to the point where they need serious work; and nervous employees with insurance are rushing to get to the dentist while they still have coverage.

To find out why deodorant sales are up,

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Deodorant makers are experiencing an increase in sales as well, and they are crediting the success to the release of more expensive clinical formulas. These products can cost more than double the price of original formulas, but cash-strapped consumers are willing to shell out the extra dough. Lisa J. Pieretti, executive director of the International Hyperhidrosis Society (hyperhidrosis means extreme sweating) explained why she thinks people are paying more and said, "At least I’d have the confidence that I’m not going to go to a job interview and have huge sweat stains under my arms, which will make people perceive that I’m nervous or lying or I don’t know what I’m talking about."

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lindssaurussss lindssaurussss 8 years
man im glad to be going into dental assisting. but im hearing alot of people are going on those dental-cations. going to mexico on a vacation and getting work done, i hear some of their regulations are the same as ours so its becoming popular.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
The dental thing is so true. We have crappy dental here so I didn't sign up, and waiting on it just gets to be a huge mess. Lose lose either way...
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
huh i never thought about that. it kind of does make sense that you would go to a dr now rather than put it off in case you lose your health care, but that's just an interesting trend. :)
Angelica Angelica 8 years
But seriously, nothing like the recession to make us sweat!
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
Ugh I hate my dentist, she is a sadist. I completely agree that they do not suffer because 50% of the time they just find things to charge their patients for, it is complete BS I tell, complete! :rant:
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Nervous employees rushing to get stuff done while they still have insurance? You got me down to a peg. Had to get a tooth capped and it was going to cost me like $900, but with my insurance I only had to pay about $350 or so.
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