Archive for May, 2013

Cavity-causing bacteria can be transmitted to babies

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Dental Tribune – Image Courtesy of  Flickr – xopherlance “Parents should be aware that bacteria that cause dental decay can be transmitted from adult to child by sharing eating utensils, or by the parent sucking on a baby’s pacifier to clean it…” See full article on Dental Tribune […]

Billions Worldwide Suffer from Major Tooth Decay

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Science Daily – Image Courtesy of  Flickr – WoodleyWonderWorks “Billions of people across the globe are suffering from major untreated dental problems…” See full article on Science Daily Commentary: People around the world are suffering quite heavily from dental disease, particularly related to gum disease and tooth decay.  […]

Soda and Illegal Drugs Cause Similar Damage to Teeth: Acids Erode Enamel

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Science Daily Image courtesy of Flickr – fimoculous “You may be shocked to learn that drinking large quantities of your favorite carbonated soda could be as damaging to your teeth as methamphetamine and crack cocaine use.” See full article on Science Daily Commentary: Tooth enamel  is the glossy, […]

How Does Toothpaste Make Orange Juice Taste Bad?

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from ByteSize Science – Image Courtesy of  Flickr – he-sk   “In our latest episode, we take on a common breakfast disturbance – the foul taste of orange juice after you brush your teeth..” See full article on ByteSize Science Commentary: This is a great little video – on why that […]

Gum Disease More Common With Old Age

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from ToothRemoval.com – Image Courtesy of  Flickr – Shirley Shelton “A recent study which appeared in Nature Immunology shows that the deterioration in gum health which occurs with increasing age is associated with a drop in the level of a chemical…” See full article on ToothRemoval.com Commentary: It is somewhat expected that gum […]

Ancient plaque reveals evolution of oral disease

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from British Dental Journal Image Courtesy of Flickr – Gonzo Carles “Calcified dental plaque from 34 early European skeletons dating from the Mesolithic period (Stone Age) to the Medieval period has preserved a genetic record of oral bacteria that demonstrates the impacts of evolutionary changes in human diet…” See […]

Laila Ali’s Kid-Friendly Oral Hygiene Tips

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from People Magazine Image Courtesy of Flickr – makelessnoise “As a busy mom-of-two, Laila Ali knows all too well how important it is to set aside time to make sure your children are taking care of their teeth…” See full article on People Magazine Commentary: Laila Ali is the spokesperson for […]

Antitobacco Slogan Contest Targets Young Ballplayers

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Dr. Bicuspid Image courtesy of Flickr – rjdudley   “May 3, 2013 — Oral Health America (OHA) has launched the 12th annual NSTEP (National Spit Tobacco Program) slogan contest…” See full article on Dr. Bicuspid Commentary: It’s a shame that baseball and softball are so traditionally associated with […]

Caffeine-Laced Gum Has Energized The FDA

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from National Public Radio Image Courtesy of Flickr – epSOS.de “The caffeinated chewing gum has pushed the FDA over the edge…” See full article on National Public Radio Commentary: As reported in this article, the FDA has been relatively quiet about caffeine in foods, taking an action only once […]

Wide-Eyed Fear Expressions May Help Us – And Others – To Locate Threats

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Science Daily “Wide-eyed expressions that typically signal fear seem to enlarge our visual field making it easier to spot threats at the same time they enhance the ability of others to locate the source of danger…” See full article on Science Daily Commentary: This is an interesting article […]