SmartMouth Takes Home Heart Health Advocacy Award from Oscar Weekend
LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Marvin Cohen and Dr. Susanne Cohen, the Chairman and CEO of SmartMouth, respectively, were awarded the Heart Health Advocacy Award from the Guard A Heart Foundation, a nonprofit health organization, for their commitment to heart health and wellness at a red carpet, pre-Oscar event held at the Avalon Hollywood. Also awarded were Larry King, who founded the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, and Dr. Louis Ignarro, the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine winner, for his cardiovascular research discoveries.
“We are so honored to be recognized along with such distinguished individuals who have contributed so greatly in the area of heart health and prevention of cardiac disease,” said Dr. Susanne Cohen. “While the link between periodontal disease and heart disease has been clearly established, my father and I are firmly committed to making and marketing products that make people healthier.”
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, with 1.2 million people suffering heart attacks every year, resulting in 400,000 lives lost. Research has demonstrated a strong correlation between periodontal disease and cardiac disease. Notably, the American Academy of Periodontology estimates that an alarming 75 percent of Americans suffer from some form of periodontal disease, increasing their chances of heart disease.
SmartMouth has always been committed to educating the public about the importance of good oral hygiene and the dangers of poor oral health. As a provider of premium oral care products, SmartMouth supports Guard A Heart’s mission to educate consumers that prevention is the best strategy to achieve a healthier mouth and a healthier heart. One of its flagship products, SmartMouth Advanced Clinical Formula Mouthwash (ACF) is an excellent weapon in the fight against periodontal disease as it provides anti-gingivitis, anti-plaque and advanced germ-killing benefits while also providing 12-hour fresh breath. All SmartMouth products are 100 percent alcohol-free, do not burn and have a fresh, minty flavor.
Founded in 1996 by Dr. Susanne Cohen and her father, Dr. Marvin Cohen, an international authority on persistent halitosis, SmartMouth offers a collection of products that utilizes an alcohol-free formula and revolutionary technology that promises 12 hours of fresh breath. One of the fastest-growing mouthwashes in the country, SmartMouth pioneers the fresh breath industry by continuing to develop and introduce new and effective breath freshening products. www.SmartMouth.com
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