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  • The other looming health crisis: Americans' lack of dental care - (National Dental Care drumbeat)

    07/03/2017 10:20:25 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 29, 2017 | Eric Zorn
    Two years. That's how long low-income children must wait for procedures that require general anesthesia at the pediatric dental clinic at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. "We have babies come to us who already have a mouthful of decay," said Marcio da Fonseca, who heads UIC's department of pediatric dentistry and oversees the clinic. "It's the result of a combination of poor diet, poor oral hygiene, poor parental education and a lack of access to routine care." The problem cases go on a waiting list for treatment under general anesthesia that's more than 800 names long....
  • 13,000-Year-Old Fillings Prove Ancient Dentistry Was Brutal

    04/11/2017 6:25:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Discover ^ | April 10, 2017 | Nathaniel Scharping
    Going to the dentist may not be any fun today, but 13,000 years ago it would have been outright traumatic. Before the age of painkillers, specialized tools and antibiotics, dentists used a variety of crude implements to ply their trade. A pair of incisors unearthed in Tuscany and recently analyzed by Italian researchers were hollowed out with sharpened rocks and stuffed with traces of bitumen and organic matter in what appears to be an early attempt at dental fillings.
  • Vanity-Need opinions from dental implant recipients. Husband is contemplating getting implant.

    05/12/2016 2:51:00 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 74 replies
    He would like opinions/ pro and con. And any clinic recommendations, we live in the panhandle of Florida. Also would be interested in overall cost and healing time.
  • Not brushing your teeth can trigger dementia and heart disease

    06/01/2015 5:25:47 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 119 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2015 | Christoffer Van Tulleken
    My dental health is something I have always taken seriously ó and as a gadget fan, Iíve spent hundreds of pounds on the latest high-tech electronic toothbrushes and expensive toothpastes, gels and mouthwashes. But then I had to go without brushing my teeth for a fortnight. This was for a new two-part series on dental health for the BBC, and what we discovered was truly eye-opening, with implications not just for me, but for all of us. My wife was anything but keen on the no-brushing experiment and there was a lot less kissing during that fortnight. And she was...
  • MOLAR CITY: Welcome To The Mexican Town Crawling With US Tourists Who Need Root Canals

    06/21/2014 9:26:58 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    BI ^ | 6-21-2014 | Harrison Jacobs
    Harrison JacobsJune 20, 2014 ÔÄÉ ÔÉĀ Ôāô ÔÉē For Americans looking to mix in a little dental work with their vacations, there is no better place than Vicente Guerrero, a small Mexican border town better known by its nickname: Los Algodones (translation: Molar City). Mexico is a top destination for so-called medical tourists from the United States who go South of the Border for significantly cheaper dental work, eyeglasses, plastic surgery, and prescription drugs. In Los Algodones, some 350 dentists work within a few blocks of the city center, NPR recently reported.(snip)
  • Dental Implant - Requesting Advice

    01/12/2014 8:59:01 AM PST · by gortklattu · 63 replies
    1/12/2014 | Gortklattu
    Groucho Marx once said that Abscess make the heart grow fonder, but now it means that I will be losing a troubled molar and am looking at getting an implant to replace the tooth. Have any of you had an implant? Do you have any Stories or Advice to pass on to your fellow freepers?
  • New teeth grown from urine - study

    07/30/2013 10:25:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 July 2013 Last updated at 19:44 ET | By James Gallagher
    Scientists have grown rudimentary teeth out of the most unlikely of sources, human urine. The results, published in Cell Regeneration Journal, showed that urine could be used as a source of stem cells that in turn could be grown into tiny tooth-like structures. The team from China hopes the technique could be developed into a way of replacing lost teeth. Other stem cell researchers caution that that goal faces many challenges. Teams of researchers around the world are looking for ways of growing new teeth to replace those lost with age and poor dental hygiene. Stem cells - the master...
  • Obamacareís tooth tax takes effect on January 1

    12/13/2012 7:33:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 13, 2012 | Joanne Butler, Sr. Economics Fellow, Caesar Rodney Institute of Delaware
    With all the chatter about the fiscal cliff, you may not have heard of a tax change that will take effect on January 1 ó and why going to the dentist now may be the right response to it. If youíre under 65, on January 1 your medical tax deduction rate (including expenses for dental work) will take a big jump from 7.5% of gross income to 10%. (No change for folks 65 and older.) If youíre like me, your health insurance pays a minimal amount for routine dental work ó with most of the dentistís bill being paid out...
  • Humans may be gradually losing intelligence, according to a new study.

    11/13/2012 10:43:26 AM PST · by haffast · 69 replies
    LiveScience Staff Writer | ^ | Mon, Nov 12, 2012 | Tia Ghose
    Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent? By Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer | Ė Mon, Nov 12, 2012 Humans may be gradually losing intelligence, according to a new study. The study, published today (Nov. 12) in the journal Trends in Genetics, argues that humans lost the evolutionary pressure to be smart once we started living in dense agricultural settlements several thousand years ago. "The development of our intellectual abilities and the optimization of thousands of intelligence genes probably occurred in relatively non-verbal, dispersed groups of peoples [living] before our ancestors emerged from Africa," said study author Gerald Crabtree, a researcher...
  • Weekly Preppers' Thread

    10/05/2012 3:35:43 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 85 replies
    Preppers' Thread to post progress, good buys, DIY projects, advice and ideas ...
  • Say goodbye to cavities: New gel could help your teeth fix themselves

    08/24/2011 1:02:37 PM PDT · by shove_it · 27 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 24 Aug 2011 | Mike Wehner, Tecca
    Being told you have a cavity is one of the most cringe-worthy bits of information that could ever grace your ears. Going under the dentist's drill to have a pearly white repaired is expensive, time-consuming, and sometimes painful, but that may soon change thanks to researchers at the University of Leeds' School of Chemistry. A high-tech fluid is being developed there that could help your teeth repair themselves before they ever become a problem. [...]
  • Dental implants could be grown inside patients' mouths

    05/30/2010 11:00:39 PM PDT · by Natural Born 54 · 10 replies · 537+ views
    gizmag ^ | May 28, 2010 | Ben Coxworth
    Conventional dental implants are typically screwed into the patientís jaw bone, require visits to several types of clinicians, take two to six months to heal, and are still subject to failure. Not exactly an ideal solution to missing teeth. A professor of dental medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, however, has devised a technique wherein implants could be grown in the empty tooth socket, right inside the patientís mouth. Dr. Jeremy Mao started with a tooth-shaped scaffold made of microchannelled natural materials, infused with a growth factor. In an animal-model study, he placed that structure in a recipientís empty tooth...
  • The Rise of ďMedical TourismĒ

    12/24/2009 7:11:54 AM PST · by STARWISE · 43 replies · 1,667+ views
    Total Health Breakthroughs ^ | 12-23-09 | Jon Herring
    Several years ago, I enjoyed an amazing vacation in Costa Rica. Shortly after I arrived, I found myself reclining in a comfortable leather chair. I leaned back and relaxed, staring at the flawless blue sky and the steep, misty mountains surrounding San Jose. Soft, soothing music played in the background. I was beginning to drift off when a young woman walked over. She placed her hand on my shoulder. ďGood afternoon, Jon. I hope youíre comfortable,Ē she said, in perfect English. ďCan I adjust the chair for you? Would you like something to drink?Ē ďNo, thank you. Iím just fine.Ē...
  • Street Dental Visit in India

    11/19/2009 8:29:22 AM PST · by 1776 Reborn · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Web ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    This might be in our future too.
  • The 14 U.S. Cities with the worst teeth

    09/24/2009 12:06:33 PM PDT · by Signalman · 99 replies · 3,865+ views
    Dental Heroes ^ | 8/23/09 | Corey Kemp
    1. Biloxi, Miss. 2. Huntington, W.Va. 3. Mobile, Ala. 4. Tulsa, Okla. 5. Baton Rouge, La. 6. Bristol, Tenn. 7. Greensboro, N.C. 8. Houston, Texas 9. Atlanta, Ga. 10. Las Vegas, Nev. 11. Miami, Fla. 12. St. Louis, Mo. 13. Little Rock, Ark. 14. Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Mobile Unit Treats Remote Soldiersí Dental Woes

    01/26/2009 3:28:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 243+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Josh LeCappelain, USA
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, Jan. 26, 2009 Ė A pulsing cavity, throbbing with pain, can cause most people to experience an overwhelming feeling of frustration and irritation. To compound matters, imagine being stuck at a tiny base in Iraq, cut off from dentistry support, and having to wake up day after day in constant pain. Luckily, for those individuals in dire need of dental attention, help is on its way. Following up on an idea created by the 10th Mountain Divisionís 2nd Brigade Combat Team and inherited by the 101st Airborne Divisionís 3rd Brigade Combat Team, officials at the Multinational Division...
  • Servicemembers provide dental training for Afghans

    10/21/2008 4:44:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 195+ views
    Air Force Link | Staff Sgt. Tammie Moore, USAF
    10/21/2008 - QALAT, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Members of the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team united with U.S. Public Health Service officials to offer an emergency dental care certification course to Afghan dental professionals from the province in October. In Zabul, Afghanistan's poorest province, many people are forced to either provide for their family's immediate needs or pay for preventative medical care, and unfortunately, many Afghans have never seen a dentist. "Dental disease is the most common disease in the world today," said Capt. (Dr.) Charles Craft, a dentist with the U.S. Public Health Service. "The World Health Organization has stated that...
  • Baroness of Winterbourne Evaluates Medical Clinic Condition

    09/17/2008 9:01:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 210+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Capt. Jeffrey Tounge, USA
    Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne is briefed on the proposed necessary improvements for the Bayaa clinic in West Rashid, Sept. 14, 2008. The improvements would include exam room and equipment updates and minor repairs to the facility. Photo by 2nd Lt. Matthew Addison, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs. FOB FALCON ‚ÄĒ Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne, a British politician and a member of the House of Lords, visited the Bayaa medical clinic in the western Rashid District, Sept. 14. Coalition forces and other assistance groups are developing plans to improve the capabilities of the Bayaa clinic to...
  • IA Medical and Dental Clinic Gets It Done

    08/20/2008 4:14:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 143+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. James E. Brown Jr, USA
    An Iraqi Army nurse prepares an intravenous injection, Aug. 14, 2008, at the Iraqi Troop Medical and Dental Clinic. Photo by James E. Brown. CAMP TAJI ‚ÄĒ The doors opened up early at the Iraqi Army Troop Medical and Dental Clinic, but not until the clinic workers completed the daily task of picking up around the facility and conducting vehicle maintenance. By then, Iraqi Army Soldiers stationed on Taji start to trickle in - sick call slips in hand - to be seen by one of the military nurses for various medical reasons.‚ÄúOn average they see 60 to 70 patients...
  • firefox explore

    06/23/2008 9:21:08 AM PDT · by caballota · 49 replies · 407+ views
    hello i just try to log in to my firefox and didn't have no results can u help me with that theres no way i can opend my firefox and before i could opend and now i can't is there any way u can help