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Does Your Smile Influence Your Success?

We know that appearance is important to humans but do your facial features and your smile influence your success? Every year Time magazine selects the 100 most influential people for an issue of their magazine. Spanish researchers took a look at the listings from 2006 to 2010 and found consistencies in their facial features. The… Read More »

Favorite Myths About Sleep

Time to debunk some of the favorite myths we have about getting a good night’s sleep. Most people don’t realize just how important sleep is for their brain function and overall health – in fact science is just starting to unlock what really happens while we are sleeping! Here are our sleep myths – let’s… Read More »

Smile Number One for Singles

The dating website Match.com has discovered what dentists already know – a nice smile is the number one item on the list for singles looking for love. The dating site conducted a three year survey of participants and discovered that, yes, looks are important. But what was surprising to many was the top physical attribute… Read More »

Sailors, Scurvy and Smiles

Remember scurvy? Of course you don’t, you’ve only read about the problems that this vitamin C deficiency used to cause. Sailors lived on dried grains and meats and didn’t have access to the vitamin C in fresh vegetables so they ended up with spongy gums and tooth loss. Actually the effect of vitamin deficiency on… Read More »

Snoring Damages Carotid Artery

Snoring doesn’t seem like a serious health issue but new research shows that snoring damages the carotid arteries. Researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI found that people who were regular snorers had a much higher risk of having thicker or abnormal carotid arteries. Thickening of these two blood vessels that bring blood… Read More »

Got Six Months? You’ve Got a Straight Smile

Lots of adults know they would benefit from braces but they don’t want to deal with years in metal brackets. I’ve got a deal – if you’ve got six months you can have a straight smile. The Six Month Smile systems addresses the problem that most adults have when considering conventional braces – the appointments… Read More »

Time to Change Your Toothbrush

Is it time to change your toothbrush? Probably – most of us don’t change our toothbrush often enough. No, I’m not talking about the type of brush you use, just how new it is. A study in Germany showed that the majority of people change their toothbrush every six months. Research has already told us… Read More »

Pregnancy and Sleep Apnea

We don’t usually think about pregnancy being a risk factor for snoring and sleep apnea but it definitely is. Are you pregnant and have you been told that you snore? A new study suggests that treating this mild sleep disordered breathing can help improve the health of your unborn baby. The January issue of Sleep… Read More »

Depression and Sleep Apnea

The CDC found that men who were diagnosed with sleep apnea were twice as likely to suffer from depression as men who did not have a sleep disorder. It was worse for women with sleep apnea – they were five times more likely to experience depression compared to those who didn’t have the condition. Both… Read More »

Can Mother Nature Help Fix Sensitive Teeth?

Teeth that are sensitive to hot, cold, sweet or sour foods and drinks affect a lot of people. If the sensitive tooth advertisements on TV are any indication, the number is increasing! Researchers have reported in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Applied Materials a novel advance toward dealing with sensitive teeth using ideas from Mother Nature.… Read More »

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