Little Dot Com finds Military use of product,
Now offers it FREE to deployed Military Personnel
and half off to military and families stationed in the USA
Sept. 2003 - Orlando Florida - Next Step Enterprises, Inc. owners of Control-It!? Nail Biting Treatment and the web site www.stopbitingnails.com have seen a dramatic increase in military orders during the past six months of build up for operation Iraqi Freedom from overseas and around the world.
Director Christopher Henry knows that the Military's heightened awareness of potential contamination from nail biting is driving the popularity of his product with these service people.
Every day people handle all sorts of potentially contaminated items, keyboards, telephone receivers, money, subway turn styles, or stairway handrails. Then they bite their nails stated Mr. Henry.
"To support the soldiers who are supporting us, we have made the decision that we will provide our product "Control-It!" Free to all American Military Personnel who are stationed over seas"
The company will still need to charge for shipping and handling, since supplying the American Military could potentially become a large order. It has been determined that as many as one in three Americans bites their nails.
The offer is in effect immediately and will run "as long as we are over there" .
Questions or comments on this press release should be directed to:
Next Step Enterprises, Inc.
2212 S. Chickasaw Trail #203
Orlando FL 32825
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International Article of interst:
Int J Paediatr Dent. 2004 Sep;14(5):347-54.
Attitudes of Saudi Arabian mothers towards the digit-sucking habit in children.
Al-Jobair A, Al-Emran SE.
Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, King Saud University, College of Dentistry, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to report on the attitudes of Saudi mothers towards the digit-sucking habit in their children and their attempts to stop this fixation.
DESIGN: The research took the form of a cross-sectional study.
METHODS: Data was collected from a sample of 50 Saudi mothers whose children currently had a digit-sucking habit. One investigator used a specially designed questionnaire to interview all the mothers.
RESULTS: The results showed that 48% of mothers did not like to see the habit at any age, and no mother accepted the habit after the age of 4 years. Most mothers (86%) tried to stop their children digit-sucking. Sixty-six per cent of the present sample had noticed the adverse effect of this fixation on their child's occlusion, and this was given as the main reason for their attempts to stop the habit. The most common method used by Saudi mothers to stop their children sucking their digits was the application of a bitter tasting lotion to the fingers (66%). Although 48% of mothers had sought advice about digit-sucking from dentists and pediatricians (30% and 18%, respectively), 60% of the dentists and all of pediatricians had made no suggestions about any solutions.
CONCLUSION: No mother accepted the habit in their children after the age of 4 years. The majority of mothers had noticed the adverse effect of the digit-sucking fixation. Non-invasive procedures were most commonly used by Saudi mothers attempting to stop this habit in their children.
Copyright 2004 BSPD and IAPD
PMID: 15331000 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]