The truth about Jessica Biel? She has nightmares about losing her perfect pearly whites.
“I dream sometimes about my teeth falling out,” she said during the Los Angeles special screening of Tribeca Film and Well Go USA’s “The Truth About Emanuel.” “I chew and I’ll have to spit out hundreds and hundreds of teeth. There’s no way that it’s all mine. It’s like I have teeth in there to spare.”
Law schools are not the first profession to suffer declining enrollments, and a changing profession. Dental schools experienced a similar decline over 2 decades ago. As a result of a shrinking job market, dental school applications dropped at an alarming rate. Accordingly, some universities decided to close their dental schools.
Sagging demand for services, an industry buffeted by technological change, an overcrowded job market, plummeting enrollment and school closures. These are all symptoms of a crisis that a dentist can appreciate. It was about a generation ago when dental education had its own bubble that burst. In the 1980s, dozens of dental schools were forced to shrink their class sizes and several shut down.
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“If it stops it will have increased community expectation and demand because people are learning that there are more services available and the LHD will be left with large waiting lists and a reduced capacity to provide those services,” she said.
She said people first and foremost needed to look after their own oral health.
“It’s important for people to remember that almost all dental diseases are preventable and that the biggest impact happens at home by brushing your teeth twice a day and limiting sweet drinks and snacks between meals,” she said.
That daily lull is a good time to step away from your desk and do something refreshing. When I brush my teeth at work, it helps me shake off the first half of the day and get ready for the second.
Pro tip: Don’t brush your teeth right after eating. A lot of food is acidic, and brushing before your saliva has a chance to neutralize that acidity (it takes about 30 minutes) is like … well, rubbing acid all over your teeth with a brush. Same goes for coffee and soda.