Are We Done with All the Royal Wedding Hoop-de-Doo Now?

Posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2011

A very patriotic British plumber has had Prince William and Kate Middleton tattooed on his front teeth. * * * Dr Neil Gerrard from the Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol created the designs on paper before painting them on by hand using stencils and ultra-fine brushes, reports the website. The good news? They are only […]

Healthy Gums May Lead to Healthy Lungs, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2011

Healthy Gums May Lead to Healthy Lungs (Dental Tribune) Maintaining periodontal health may contribute to a healthy respiratory system, according to research published in the Journal of Periodontology. A new study suggests that periodontal disease may increase the risk for respiratory infections, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. These infections can be […]

Not an Eye Tooth but an Ear Tooth? Weird Dental Stories in the News

Posted on Friday, October 22nd, 2010

A freakish accident can often be a kind of badge of honor for kids, something that earns them bragging rights. Here’s one a young Hongkonger can tell some lively stories about: A 10-year-old Primary Four student was wheeled in [to United Christian Hospital] with one of his teeth lodged in an ear. The boy, whose […]

Want to Keep All Your Teeth? Make Sure You Get Enough Calcium

Posted on Monday, October 11th, 2010

There are a couple ways the calcium message has been pushed by the dairy industry and makers of products with added calcium. There’s the “you need calcium for healthy teeth and bones” message that’s mainly targeted to kids and parents, and there’s the “you don’t want osteoporosis, so get more calcium” message that’s targeted to […]

Exercise’s Benefits for Seniors & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, October 1st, 2010

Lifelong Exercising Yields Sensational Results (ScienceDaily) Senior active skiers have twice the oxygen-uptake capacity of seniors who do not exercise. This is shown in new research at Mid Sweden University. “The findings show that humans have a great potential to maintain a high level of physical work capacity and thereby better quality of life even […]

Optimal Orthodontics

Posted on Friday, August 27th, 2010

Earlier this week, we received a media release about a series of “webinars” (a silly excuse for a word if ever there was one) being offered by a pair of partnering dental companies, CariFree, purveyor of dental hygiene products, and Six Month Smiles, purveyor of braces. Not being familiar with Six Month Smiles – and […]

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