Archive for March, 2016

Meth Mouth: How Methamphetamine Use Affects Dental Health

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from MouthHealthy.org – Image Courtesy of Flickr – Kristoff De Wilde “The teeth of people addicted to methamphetamines are characterized by being blackened, stained, rotting, crumbling and falling apart. Often, the teeth cannot be salvaged and must be removed. The extensive tooth decay is likely caused by a combination of […]

Why the Ancient Romans had better teeth than we do today

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Indeendentjournal.com – Image Courtesy of Flickr – arsheffield “Dental care may have been primitive at best in Ancient Rome. The Romans teeth have shown better than most people in developed nations today, new  research indicates.” See full article on Independentjournal.com Commentary: As stated in the article, the Ancient […]

Are troublesome tonsil stones giving you bad breath?

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from HealthEssentials.com – Image Courtesy of Flickr – crza “Most people probably don’t think much about their tonsils or even what purpose they serve. But for some, the tonsils are a continuing source of annoyance and pain. Small calcium deposits — called tonsil stones — can build up regularly. They’re not […]

Dental Cone-beam Computed Tomography

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from www.FDA.gov – Image Courtesy of Flickr -Duane Storey “Cone-beam computed tomography systems (CBCT) are a variation of traditional computed tomography (CT)systems. The CBCT systems used by dental professionals rotate around the patient, capturing data using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These data are used to reconstruct a three-dimensional (3D) image […]

10 Surprising Habits Killing Your Teeth

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from U.S.News.com – Image Courtesy of Flickr – drburtoni “Are you destroying your pearly whites without realizing it? You might be doing permanent damage if you’re a nail biter or using your teeth to rip off the price tag from that new dress. Stop and heed this advice: ” See […]

Having Good Teeth can Pay off

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from NBER.com – Image Courtesy of Flickr -Tax Credits “Women who resided in communities with fluoridated water during childhood earn approximately 4 percent more than women who did not, but [there is] no effect of fluoridation for men. Is good oral health valued in the labor market? In The Economic […]

Oral Health in Young Women Needs Improvement

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Medicalexpress.com – Image Courtesy of Flickr – Mister G.C. “(HealthDay)—Women of childbearing age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better oral care and visit the dentist routinely, according to a study published Sept. 18 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Preventing Chronic Disease. […]

Why Dental work is Emerging as the new anti-aging procedure

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Forbes.com – Image Courtesy of Flickr – Adam Cohn “AGetting your teeth fixed can be more effective than Botox. At least this is what aesthetic dentist Dr. Michael Apa tells me as he explains the noninvasive “Smile Lift,” an anti-aging procedure he created as an alternative to plastic […]

Oral health and tooth decay

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Time.com – Image Courtesy of Flickr – Arindam Bhattacharya “New data on tooth decay and cavities among American adults reveal the sad state of our pearly whites. More than 25% of American adults ages 20 to 64 have untreated tooth decay, and 91% have one tooth — or more […]

Rethink Sugary Drinks

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from Rethinksugarydrinks.org – Image Courtesy of Flickr – Christina Xu “How far do you have to run to burn off sugary drinks? With 16 teaspoons of sugar in just one regular 600ml bottle of soft drink, you’d have to run a staggering 3km to burn it off. If you’re having […]