The Shame Game

He considered himself a “toothfish,” carefully curating his dating profile to hide the gaps in his teeth.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #teeth-and-dentistry, #young-damon-1978

The Worst Foods and Drinks for Your Teeth

When assessing how likely a given meal, snack or drink is to harm your dental health, there are two main things to consider, experts say.

#acids, #bacteria, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #fluorides, #food, #fruit, #sugar, #teeth-and-dentistry, #vegetables, #xylitol

Black Death: A Clue to Where the Plague Originated

By fishing shards of bacterial DNA from the teeth of bodies in a cemetery, researchers found the starting point for the plague that devastated Eurasia, they say.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #bubonic-plague, #cemeteries, #epidemics, #history-academic-subject, #kyrgyzstan, #nature-journal, #research, #teeth-and-dentistry

Megalodon Extinction May Have Been Driven by Hungry Great White Sharks

The largest shark that ever lived may have vanished in part because the comparatively smaller great white had a taste for the same prey.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #fossils, #isotopes, #nature-communications-journal, #paleontology, #research, #sharks, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science, #zinc

Tooth of an Ancient Girl Fills Gap in Human Family Tree

A molar discovered in a cave in Laos shows where the enigmatic Denisovans could have interbred with the ancestors of modern humans.

#caves-and-caverns, #denisova-hominid, #fossils, #neanderthal-man, #research, #science-and-technology, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-science

The Dentist Who Treated My Divorce

When in pain, it helps to know someone who has experience treating it.

#divorce-separations-and-annulments, #love-emotion, #marriages, #teeth-and-dentistry

The Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker Is Armed to the Teeth

The diminutive predator is a terrible swimmer but thrives in the intertidal zone thanks to odd evolutionary adaptation.

#alaska, #armor, #bering-sea, #canada, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #teeth-and-dentistry, #washington-state, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Was It Me? Or My Teeth?

In America, a smile is like a résumé. I was afraid mine wasn’t closing the deal.

#black-people, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #teeth-and-dentistry, #young-damon-1978

Helen, With the Gold Teeth

Ms. Harris makes intricate, stylized grills using a network of vendors in New York City’s diamond district.

#content-type-personal-profile, #design, #diamond-district-manhattan-ny, #grills, #harris-helen-helen-with-the-gold-teeth, #jewels-and-jewelry, #rap-and-hip-hop, #teeth-and-dentistry

The Pain Was Squeezing His Head Like an Octopus. What Was It?

The diagnosis came from an unlikely source.

#autoimmune-diseases, #face, #jaw-body-part, #joints-body-part, #teeth-and-dentistry

This Fish Loses 20 Teeth Each Day, Then Grows Them All Back

One fish, two fish. Green fish, blue fish. Outer teeth, inner teeth. These fish grow a lot of teeth.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #proceedings-of-the-royal-society-b-journal, #research, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

The Common Halloween Candy Mistakes That Parents Make

The annual trick-or-treating haul is a challenge for parents trying to balance holiday fun with healthy eating habits.

#candy, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #halloween, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #sugar, #teeth-and-dentistry

How Did Elephants and Walruses Get Their Tusks? It’s a Long Story.

A new study reveals how some mammals evolved nature’s most impressive chompers (which are not always used for chomping).

#animals, #elephants, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #evolution-biology, #mammals, #paleontology, #pangaea, #proceedings-of-the-royal-society-b-journal, #teeth-and-dentistry

Tuskless Elephants Escape Poachers, but May Evolve New Problems

Scientists identified the genes that played a role in many female elephants of Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park being born without tusks.

#elephants, #evolution-biology, #genetics-and-heredity, #gorongosa-national-park-mozambique, #ivory, #mozambique, #research, #science-journal, #teeth-and-dentistry, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

The Challenge of Identifying Sjogren’s Syndrome

The main symptoms — dry eyes and mouth, fatigue and limb pain — are common complaints associated with any number of health problems.

#autoimmune-diseases, #eyes-and-eyesight, #immune-system, #sjogrens-syndrome, #teeth-and-dentistry

Is Seltzer Water Just as Healthy as Flat Water?

Unsweetened carbonated water is a better choice than soda or fruit juice. But don’t overdo it, experts say.

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #fluorides, #teeth-and-dentistry, #water

Five Decades Later, Medicare Might Cover Dental Care

In the large budget bill now in Congress, supporters of the measure see a rare opportunity to advance a popular policy.

#federal-budget-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #law-and-legislation, #medicare, #teeth-and-dentistry

On Medicare and Need Dental Work? Beware a Big Bill.

The traditional version doesn’t cover dental, vision or hearing care. Advocates hope for change under a Biden proposal.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #ears-and-hearing, #eyes-and-eyesight, #health-affairs-journal, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicaid, #medicare, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #teeth-and-dentistry, #united-states-politics-and-government

How the ‘Wandering Meatloaf’ Got Its Rock-Hard Teeth

The dentition of the gumboot chiton, a lumbering mollusk, contains a rare mineral never before seen in a living animal.

#3-d-printers, #mollusks, #pnas-journal, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Wellness Challenge: Take the Toothbrush Challenge

#content-type-service, #teeth-and-dentistry

The Pandemic Was Bad for Our Teeth. Will It Change Oral Health Forever?

The rise of teledentistry and other alternatives have the potential to fix some of the disparities in care.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #preventive-medicine, #research, #teeth-and-dentistry

Remains Found 36 Years Ago in Montana Are Identified

DNA analysis has identified the remains of a woman, who for decades was known only as Christy Crystal Creek, as those of Janet Lee Lucas, who was last seen in Spokane, Wash., in 1983.

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #forensic-science, #genealogy, #lucas-janet-lee, #missing-persons, #missoula-county-mont, #montana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #serial-murders, #spokane-wash, #teeth-and-dentistry

Baby Mammoths Were Meals for These Saber-Tooth Cats

Fossils from a Texas site suggest that the predatory felines not only snatched mammoths from their herds, but dragged the remains back to their cave.

#cats, #caves-and-caverns, #current-biology-journal, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fossils, #mammoths-animals, #paleontology, #san-antonio-tex, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-science

A Hygienist Had Covid. Shouldn’t My Dentist Have Told Me?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on balancing health care providers’ privacy against patients’ concerns, creating an equitable vaccine system and more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #privacy, #teeth-and-dentistry, #vaccination-and-immunization

Cold Tooth Pain’s Mysterious Molecular Culprit

Researchers figured out how a jolt of discomfort gets from the damaged outside of your tooth to the nerves inside it.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #mice, #proteins, #research, #science-advances-journal, #teeth-and-dentistry, #temperature, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Grind Your Teeth? Your Night Guard May Not Be the Right Fix

Some experts say tooth-grinding is a behavior rather than a disorder, and the dentist’s chair isn’t the best place to address it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #apnea-sleep-disorder, #bruxism, #content-type-service, #head-body-part, #jaw-body-part, #neck, #sleep, #teeth-and-dentistry

How Dentistry Adapted to Covid-19: Less Drilling, Less Germ Spray

The pandemic has forced dentists and hygienists to change some of the methods for maintaining good oral hygiene, to protect patients as well as themselves.

#american-dental-assn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-healthcare

Archaeologists Could Help Bring Otters Back From the Dead

The sea mammals vanished from Oregon’s coast long ago, but a technique from human archaeology offers a clue to restoring them.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #genetics-and-heredity, #oregon, #otters-animals, #proceedings-of-the-royal-society-b-journal, #research, #teeth-and-dentistry, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Their Teeth Fell Out. Was It Another Covid-19 Consequence?

People who already have dental problems may see them aggravated by encounters with the coronavirus, some experts suggest.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gums-mouth, #immune-system, #research, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

A Record of Horseback Riding, Written in Bone and Teeth

Close examination of horse remains has clarified the timeline of when equestrianism helped transform ancient Chinese civilization.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #bones, #china, #horses, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research, #spine-body-part, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-science

A New Item on Your Medical Bill: The ‘Covid’ Fee

A surprise charge that can take advantage of vulnerable people and possibly violate consumer protection laws.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #teeth-and-dentistry

Hoverboard-Riding Dentist, Found Guilty of Fraud, Is Sentenced to 12 Years

In their case against Seth Lookhart, Alaska prosecutors included video of the dentist on a hoverboard and pulling a tooth. Mr. Lookhart was convicted in January of fraud, unlawful dental acts and other charges.

#alaska, #anesthesia-and-anesthetics, #embezzlement, #frauds-and-swindling, #lookhart-seth, #malpractice, #sedatives, #self-balancing-two-wheeled-boards, #teeth-and-dentistry

School Closures Cut a Critical Line to Dental Care for Poor Students

Programs that allowed hygienists to visit schools to look for cavities and tooth decay have been suspended because of the pandemic. Students from low-income families may be hit the hardest.

#adirondack-mountains-ny, #bend-ore, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #houston-tex, #shutdowns-institutional, #teeth-and-dentistry

Dentists Are Seeing an Epidemic of Cracked Teeth. What’s Going On?

When I reopened my dental practice in early June, the tooth fractures started coming in: at least one a day, every single day that I’ve been in the office.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bruxism, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jaw-body-part, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #teeth-and-dentistry, #telecommuting, #telemedicine

How Two British Orthodontists Became Celebrities to Incels

The Mews, a father-son team of orthodontists have an unusual theory about the source of crooked teeth — one that has earned them a following in some of the darker corners of the internet.

#beauty-concept, #darwin-charles-robert, #great-britain, #jaw-body-part, #teeth-and-dentistry

How a Saber-Tooth Marsupial Blinded Us With Its Bite

The extinct South American animal made us believe it was as fierce as a saber-tooth cat, but a new study suggests it was a mere scavenger.

#argentina, #cats, #mammals, #marsupials, #paleontology, #peerj-journal, #research, #skull-body-part, #south-america, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Grave Shortages of Protective Gear Flare Again as Covid Cases Surge

Five months into the pandemic, the U.S. still hasn’t solved the problem. The dearth of supplies is affecting a broad array of health facilities, renewing pleas for White House intervention.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hospitals, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shortages, #teeth-and-dentistry, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

It’s Not a Snake, but Beware of Its Venomous Bite

Animals called caecilians may have been among the first vertebrates on land to lace their bites with venom.

#amphibians, #evolution-biology, #iscience-journal, #poisoning-and-poisons, #research, #snakes, #teeth-and-dentistry

Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist Again?

Dentists are donning head-to-toe protective equipment, switching to laser instruments and taking other steps to reassure patients that it’s safe to get back in the chair.

#american-dental-assn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #manhattan-nyc, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #teeth-and-dentistry, #telemedicine

How’s the Economy Doing? Watch the Dentists

A crucial indicator of whether Americans feel safe returning to normal activities.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shutdowns-institutional, #teeth-and-dentistry, #united-states-economy

The Challenges of Pandemic Dental Care

“We always did a lot with respect to personal protective equipment and keeping the office clean, and now we’re tweaking what we already did to be even safer.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #implants, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #teeth-and-dentistry

3 Africans in Mexico City Grave Tell Stories of Slavery’s Toll

The men might have been among the earliest to be stolen from their homeland and brought to the Americas.

#africa, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #bacteria, #barquera-rodrigo, #current-biology-journal, #genetics-and-heredity, #indigenous-people, #krause-johannes, #marquez-morfin-lourdes, #mexico-city-mexico, #research, #skeletons, #skull-body-part, #slavery-historical, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-science

What Causes Canker Sores?

Medical experts still don’t know the precise cause of canker sores, though anyone can get them.

#canker-sores, #immune-system, #infections, #teeth-and-dentistry

Why Does My Dentist Give Me So Many X-Rays?

Dentists should not rely on a blanket policy on X-rays for all patients, according to guidelines set out by the American Dental Association.

#computerized-axial-tomography-cat-scans, #radiation, #teeth-and-dentistry, #x-rays