In recent years, people have expressed a lot of concern about high fructose corn syrup. In particular, its presence in products, especially soda, has been blamed for rising obesity rates and associated problems such as diabetes and heart disease (though many scientists say this is nonsense, since the body responds basically the same way to […]
If you are worried about how to make the best first impression possible, it’s easy: smile. Smiles are a powerful expression that will increase your ability to make a good first impression, one that will be remembered.
Why Smiles Are Remembered Better
Smiles are different from other facial expressions. They are the expression that is recognized most […]
Can your diet be the cause of your headaches? People with migraines blame their headaches on many different food triggers, but research now suggests that even for non-migraine sufferers, diet may be a major contributor to headaches. They suggest headaches may be caused by salt, which is common and harder to avoid.
Exploring the Link between […]
People haven’t been brushing their teeth with a toothbrush as long as you might think. It’s really only been about 150 years that people have been using the toothbrush. Before that in Europe people used a cloth to wipe their teeth, but in much of the world the cleaning tool of choice was a miswak, […]
Among the sleep apnea symptoms you’re most likely to notice is daytime sleepiness. You might find yourself dozing off during work, or maybe even when driving.
You might not think this is a big deal. After all, you’ve been busy lately and haven’t been getting as much sleep as you would like.
But the truth is that […]
According to a new study, elderly adults who live at home often have very poor oral health, and because they are homebound, many of them wish they had access to home-based dental care.
A Very Different Population Than in Institutions
Most studies of the very elderly population’s oral health have focused on the population in institutions. This […]
In talking about cosmetic dentistry and other issues, we often refer to the different parts of your teeth, and we try to make it clear what we mean, but if you don’t know what your tooth is made of, the explanation might not make as much sense.
But here’s a helpful primer on the structure of […]
Gum disease is a threat to your teeth and to your overall health, including impact on your heart and kidneys. Gum disease treatment is important, as are your regular checkups, but the single most important factor in preventing gum disease is your daily oral hygiene routine. To help control gum disease, commercially available toothpastes have […]
Tooth injuries are a year-round hazard, but they can be at their worst in the spring. As you emerge from your winter hibernation and start engaging in your energetic outdoor activities, your teeth may be at risk for chips, cracks, and worse.
Here’s why things are particularly bad in the spring.
Your Reflexes Are Sluggish
If your primary […]
There is a high degree of likelihood that poor posture is related to the jaw pain and headaches associated with TMJ. The tricky question is whether TMJ is the cause of bad posture or whether bad posture is the cause of TMJ or its symptoms.
Some who argue that bad posture is the primary cause of […]