Phoenix-Lazerus Offers a 16gb iPad as a Prize for the Best True Story About Permanent Knocked Out Teeth Accidents

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Phoenix-Lazerus, inc. maker of the Save-A-Tooth® system for storing knocked out teeth announces a contest for the best true story about knocking out a permanent tooth or teeth. The prize for the best true story is an Apple iPad or $500.

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Phoenix-Lazerus announces a contest with a 16 GB iPad as the prize. In order to enter the contest, a person must go to facebook.com and type the keyword ‘Save-A-Tooth’ or go to the contest microsite: http://apps.facebook.com/contestshq/contests/32481. Contestants must tell a real life knocked out tooth story and submit it. The story should relate what happened to that person a child, a friend, student or an athlete who has had a permanent tooth or teeth completely knocked out, not just chipped or broken. The judging will be done by a public vote. Details about the contest can be seen at: http://www.saveatooth.com/us/contest.html

There are over five million teeth knocked out each year in the United States. All of these teeth can be saved if a Save-A-Tooth® system is on hand ahead of time. A tooth will die within an hour of being knocked out if it is not stored properly. The Save-A-Tooth® system is a scientifically designed six-part system that stores and preserves knocked out teeth for twenty-four hours until they can be reimplanted by a dentist. Use of this system increases the success rate of reimplanted knocked out teeth to 90% when used within an hour of the accident.

“We want to know about the stories related to knocked out teeth, says Stephan Krasner, director of marketing at Phoenix-Lazerus, Inc. maker of Save-A-Tooth®. “No one thinks about having teeth knocked out,” says Krasner, “but it can happen anytime or anyplace. We think that collecting these stories will show people all the different situations in which a tooth or teeth can be accidentally knocked out. By reading these stories, people can understand the true risk and get prepared. Being prepared is the key to saving the knocked out teeth. Since a knocked out tooth begins to die within 15 minutes of the accident, you can’t Google your way to a solution when the accident happens. Save-A-Tooth® kits need to be purchased ahead and placed in every first aid kit, team training bag and home emergency supply station in order to give the best possible chance to save the teeth.”

“Teeth can be knocked out anywhere and under the most unexpected conditions,” says Dr. Henry Rankow, clinical professor of endodontics at Temple University School of dentistry. “I had a case in which a mother was watching her son play baseball and the bat of one of the players slipped out of his hand and hit her in the face, knocking out four front teeth. Fortunately, the team emergency kit had a Save-A-Tooth® system which allowed the teeth to be transported to my office safely until they could be reimplanted successfully.”

Not successfully reimplanting the knocked out teeth can be very costly. To replace even one knocked out tooth, it costs over $3-4,000 immediately for a bridge and since these bridges need to be replaced every 7-15 years, $30,000 over a lifetime not to mention the hours and potential pain spent at the dentist’s office. Losing front permanent teeth can be a life crippling experience and a source of on-going discomfort. Being prepared with a Save-A-Tooth®, can save a lifetime of dental difficulties. "We envision buying a Save-A-Tooth® as very inexpensive dental insurance," says Krasner.

About Phoenix-Lazerus, Inc:
Phoenix-Lazerus is the maker of the Save-A-Tooth system for storing, preserving and transporting knocked out teeth for 24 hours until a dentist can safely reimplant them. It is the only system of its kind and has the American Dental Association seal of acceptance.

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