“There is a lot of shame around oral disease,” says veteran health-care journalist Mary Otto (left). “In addition to the suffering it causes, oral disease confers a real stigma upon its victims.” That stigma, she says, is rooted in inequality of access to care – a problem Otto, 62, examines in her book Teeth: The […]
History Lesson Long before there was ready-made, packaged food for the American military to eat, the soldiers and sailors could count on getting at least one thing in their daily food rations: hardtack. …A what now? Sometimes referred to as “molar breakers,” due to the hardness of the finishing product, or “worm castles,” because of […]
Maybe you can’t have it all, but three designers from 4B collective recently shared with Business Insider a wish list to make the human body more high functioning – futuristic robot -style. “Though we may possess the power of digestion and wound repair, the designers — Yvonne Lin, Whitney Hopkins, and Dan Formosa — point out that our […]
By Kelsi Matylewicz/Benco Dental Social Media Intern Juice, fruit snacks, cake, cupcakes, ice cream, donuts. That’s a lot of sweets. It’s hard to keep your children away from sugar during any time of the year, Saratogian Lifestyle warns: Don’t let it get out of hand. Over-consumption of white sugars is a problem for many children […]
By Kelsi Matylewicz/Benco Dental Social Media Intern Children’s fear of the dentist might be a learned trait from their parents, according to a study done by Delta Dental. The Delta Dental Plans Association survey shared some information on the participants and the results: * Parents with children 12 and under: Nearly half (48 percent) of parents say they […]
By Kelsi Matylewicz/Benco Dental Social Media Intern Scientists, from The University of Bradford and Durham University in England, may have discovered that by examining baby teeth, they can better predict the health risks children will face as they age. The researchers began by analyzing teeth from victims of the Irish Potato Famine. According to the Huffington Post, “The researchers […]
According to sharksavers.com, the number of teeth a shark grows and uses during its lifetime can be extensive – some sharks use more than 30,000 teeth in their lifetime. That’s roughly 937 times the number of teeth the average human has! Perhaps because dentists find an affinity for their dentition, Shark Week provides an opportunity for dentists to […]
‘Pout’-o-matic Lip-Perfecting System. HairMax LaserBand. Bliss ‘Pore’-fector Gadget Skincare Device — Garbarino gave them all a whirl, a buzz, or a beep.
“What in the bee’s wax happened to me, a guy who has always cast a skeptical eye on men’s beautifying and grooming products and who cringes at the mere mention of words such as balm, salve and exfoliate?” quipped the columnist.
By Kelsi Matylewicz/ Benco Dental Social Media Intern With summer soon approaching (finally), a lot of people will spend their time basking in the sun, swimming, and snacking. Not only do you need to protect your body during the sunny season, you also need to protect your teeth. Dr. Marielaina Perrone of Henderson, Nevada, recently offered […]
Bad breath? Cavities? Gum Disease? Learn about the 700 kinds of bacteria in your mouth. This The uBiome Team pitch on crowdfunding site indiegogo.com poses questions such as “Why do some people get cavities and not others? What causes bad breath?” in the hopes that curious folk inspired by science will support its research with the purchase of a […]