Archive for July, 2012

Allergies? Your Sneeze Is a Biological Response to the Nose’s ‘Blue Screen of Death’

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Science Daily “New research suggests that sneezing is the body’s natural reboot …” See full article on Science Daily Commentary: When you reboot your PC, you get the Microsoft “Blue Screen of Death”.  Little did we know that, when we sneeze, our sinus system is doing the same thing – […]

Cavities on the rise again in young children, after 40 years of decreasing

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Cleveland.com “…The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the U.S. is experiencing the first increase in 40 years in the number of preschoolers who have cavities…..” See full article on Cleveland.com Commentary: You would think that, with the advances we’ve seen in dental care, the ease with […]

Bubble tea puts consumers at risk of teeth damage

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Dental Tribune   “Germany: Bubble tea shops are becoming increasingly popular worldwide. However, as the Taiwanese trend spreads, criticism has grown. German dentists have now once again strongly cautioned that the consumption of sweetened drinks can lead to an increased risk of caries …” See full article on Dental […]

How Many Calories Do Olympic Athletes Need? It Depends

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from National Public Radio   “…To Olympic athletes, food is fuel for exceptional athletic performance. But there’s a surprising amount of variety in just how much fuel elite athletes need….” See full article on National Public Radio Commentary: It’s interesting how much variation you’ll find in the number of calories […]

People Still Have a Lot to Learn About Caring for Teeth

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from 100 WAPI “Americans are smart about a lot of things but taking care of their teeth isn’t one of them, according to the first oral health quiz by the American Dental Association…” See full article on 100 WAPI Commentary: The American Dental Association (ADA) conducted a survey to assess […]

Five-Second Rule Has Plenty of Bugs, Says Expert

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Science Daily   “The hot dog that rolls off the plate, the baby’s cookie that falls on the floor, the candy bar that slides across the table — conventional wisdom has that you have five seconds to pick it up before it is contaminated…” See full article on Science […]

Electric Fans May Do More Harm Than Good In A Heat Wave

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from National Public Radio   “…health experts aren’t so sure about electric fans. And they say using one in a really brutal heat wave can sometimes do more harm than good…” See full article on National Public Radio Commentary: Dehydration and heat stroke can be quite serious, especially for the […]

What is Plaque and What Can You Do About It?

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Best Dentist News “Run your tongue over your teeth. Do they feel like they have sweaters on them?..” See full article on Best Dentist News Commentary: Plaque is a coating that forms on your teeth.  In the long run, it can cause dental problems.  The more you know about it, […]

How Junk Food and Sodas Ruin Kids’ Teeth in Developing Countries

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from The Atlantic “Good dental care helps insulate Americans from junk food-related tooth decay. But in a country like El Salvador, where access to care is limited, it’s a different story. ..” See full article on The Atlantic Commentary: In this story about a pediatrician, Dr. Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, who works with a […]

Funny Dentist Video – Tim Conway and Harvey Korman

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Youtube   “Maybe one of the best Tim Conway and Harvey Corman skits from the Carol Burnett Show…” See full article on Youtube Commentary: For those of you who are new to Tim Conway’s comedic genius, he performed on the Carol Burnett TV show with, among others, Harvey Korman (seen […]