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Apr 15
(via Pies fans set to smile with discount dental and dancing | Dentist Newswire)

COLLINGWOOD fans will be treated to discount dental work and their own on-field dancing troupe in a twist to life behind the fence of the AFL’s biggest supporter base.

The Collingwood cheer squad — taunted for years by opposition supporters for lacking teeth — have struck a deal with a Melbourne dental practice for special service to put a smile on their dial.

(via Pies fans set to smile with discount dental and dancing | Dentist Newswire)

COLLINGWOOD fans will be treated to discount dental work and their own on-field dancing troupe in a twist to life behind the fence of the AFL’s biggest supporter base.

The Collingwood cheer squad — taunted for years by opposition supporters for lacking teeth — have struck a deal with a Melbourne dental practice for special service to put a smile on their dial.


Apr 14
(via Rising drug use will result in increased dental problems including meth mouth, experts say | Dentist Newswire)

Ms Liberali says there are long-term, serious effects for chronic users of methamphetamine.

"Predominantly the two major impacts are on the hyperactivity of the muscles that we use to chew with, and that causes a lot of clenching and grinding. That can cause damage to the teeth by teeth breaking," she said.

"The other activity we see is what we call xerostomia or dry mouth. What that does is increase your risk around dental decay. It also increases your risk around oral infections in your mouth, for example thrush."

(via Rising drug use will result in increased dental problems including meth mouth, experts say | Dentist Newswire)

Ms Liberali says there are long-term, serious effects for chronic users of methamphetamine.

"Predominantly the two major impacts are on the hyperactivity of the muscles that we use to chew with, and that causes a lot of clenching and grinding. That can cause damage to the teeth by teeth breaking," she said.

"The other activity we see is what we call xerostomia or dry mouth. What that does is increase your risk around dental decay. It also increases your risk around oral infections in your mouth, for example thrush."



Apr 13
(via Loves Park students learn to fight cavities with Tooth Wizard | Dentist Newswire)
“By teaching children the importance of good oral health and how to take care of their teeth at an early age, we can encourage a lifetime of healthy habits,” said Lora Vitek, director of philanthropy and community relations for the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation. “‘Land of Smiles’ furthers our mission to improve Illinois children’s oral health and gets kids excited about dental care. By the end of the program, they are literally cheering ‘brush, brush, brush’ to help Tooth Wizard defeat PlaqueMan and learning important oral health lessons.”

(via Loves Park students learn to fight cavities with Tooth Wizard | Dentist Newswire)

“By teaching children the importance of good oral health and how to take care of their teeth at an early age, we can encourage a lifetime of healthy habits,” said Lora Vitek, director of philanthropy and community relations for the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation. “‘Land of Smiles’ furthers our mission to improve Illinois children’s oral health and gets kids excited about dental care. By the end of the program, they are literally cheering ‘brush, brush, brush’ to help Tooth Wizard defeat PlaqueMan and learning important oral health lessons.”


Apr 12
Pandas Have A Sweet Tooth on Flickr.
Giant pandas eat plenty of veggies, but apparently they like dessert, too. Scientists studying the endangered black-and-white bears said on Thursday that while pandas almost exclusively eat bamboo, which contains only tiny amounts of sugars, they showed a strong preference for natural sweeteners in an experiment. The researchers also examined panda DNA and found a match to the same “sweet receptor” gene that humans possess that underpins their ability to taste sugars. “Giant pandas love sweets,” said behavioural geneticist author Danielle Reed of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, who led the study published in the journal PLOS ONE. (BUSINESS INSIDER)

Pandas Have A Sweet Tooth on Flickr.

Giant pandas eat plenty of veggies, but apparently they like dessert, too.

Scientists studying the endangered black-and-white bears said on Thursday that while pandas almost exclusively eat bamboo, which contains only tiny amounts of sugars, they showed a strong preference for natural sweeteners in an experiment.

The researchers also examined panda DNA and found a match to the same “sweet receptor” gene that humans possess that underpins their ability to taste sugars.
“Giant pandas love sweets,” said behavioural geneticist author Danielle Reed of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, who led the study published in the journal PLOS ONE.

(BUSINESS INSIDER)


Apr 11
Man’s tooth snapped with pliers during torture session: court on Flickr.
Jayden Peters, 18, successfully applied for bail at Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday despite an objection from prosecutors. Peters and three other men have been charged with physically and sexually abusing a 20-year-old man for over nine hours at a Southport house party in February. He didn’t appear in court for the bail application where it was alleged that he had tried to extract a tooth from the victim. (BRISBANE TIMES)

Man’s tooth snapped with pliers during torture session: court on Flickr.

Jayden Peters, 18, successfully applied for bail at Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday despite an objection from prosecutors.

Peters and three other men have been charged with physically and sexually abusing a 20-year-old man for over nine hours at a Southport house party in February.

He didn’t appear in court for the bail application where it was alleged that he had tried to extract a tooth from the victim.

(BRISBANE TIMES)


Apr 10
Gwyneth Paltrow and Shailene Woodley’s Natural Teeth Whitening Trick: Does Oil Pulling Really Work? on Flickr.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Shailene Woodley have both recently shared their love for the all-natural teeth-whitening trick known as “oil pulling.” “I just started ‘oil pulling,’ which is when you swish coconut oil around [in your mouth] for 20 minutes, and it’s supposed to be great for oral health and making your teeth white,” the newly single Goop founder told E! News. (US MAGAZINE)

Gwyneth Paltrow and Shailene Woodley’s Natural Teeth Whitening Trick: Does Oil Pulling Really Work? on Flickr.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Shailene Woodley have both recently shared their love for the all-natural teeth-whitening trick known as “oil pulling.” “I just started ‘oil pulling,’ which is when you swish coconut oil around [in your mouth] for 20 minutes, and it’s supposed to be great for oral health and making your teeth white,” the newly single Goop founder told E! News.

(US MAGAZINE)


Apr 9
Manhunt continues for would-be Coburg abductor with rotten teeth on Flickr.
The 16-year-old girl had been walking home from school in Coburg when the stranger started following her earlier this month. Police say the man asked her where she was going and then told her he was going to join her. She tried to ignore him, but he then came up behind her on Murray Road, tried to grab her shoulders and threatened her before she managed to run away.The man is described as being between the ages of 30 and 35 with tanned skin, droopy eyes, rotten teeth and unshaven with a moustache. (THE AGE)

Manhunt continues for would-be Coburg abductor with rotten teeth on Flickr.

The 16-year-old girl had been walking home from school in Coburg when the stranger started following her earlier this month.

Police say the man asked her where she was going and then told her he was going to join her.
She tried to ignore him, but he then came up behind her on Murray Road, tried to grab her shoulders and threatened her before she managed to run away.The man is described as being between the ages of 30 and 35 with tanned skin, droopy eyes, rotten teeth and unshaven with a moustache.

(THE AGE)


Apr 8
WATCH: Irish dad rips out son’s tooth after attaching it to remote-controlled helicopter on Flickr.
Tech-savvy Malcolm Swan tied string between 8-year-old Adam’s wobbly tooth and the miniature aircraft - before sending it soaring high into the sky. His child’s ivory was torn out in the process. (NY DAILY NEWS)

WATCH: Irish dad rips out son’s tooth after attaching it to remote-controlled helicopter on Flickr.

Tech-savvy Malcolm Swan tied string between 8-year-old Adam’s wobbly tooth and the miniature aircraft - before sending it soaring high into the sky.

His child’s ivory was torn out in the process.

(NY DAILY NEWS)


Apr 7
Medicare dental scheme ‘open to fraud’ on Flickr.
Medicare data shows nearly 500 children had root canal treatment paid for in January and another 7,600 had fillings reimbursed. In the first month the scheme has cost the government $5.6 million. Dentists don’t have to take part in the scheme and they do not have to bulk bill. The Australian Dental Association has warned Medicare rebates are up to 20 per cent lower than the fees dentists charge and parents could be left with some out-of-pocket expenses. The Greens are hoping to persuade the government to gradually expand the scheme to cover the adult population. (NEWS.COM.AU)

Medicare dental scheme ‘open to fraud’ on Flickr.

Medicare data shows nearly 500 children had root canal treatment paid for in January and another 7,600 had fillings reimbursed.

In the first month the scheme has cost the government $5.6 million.

Dentists don’t have to take part in the scheme and they do not have to bulk bill.

The Australian Dental Association has warned Medicare rebates are up to 20 per cent lower than the fees dentists charge and parents could be left with some out-of-pocket expenses.

The Greens are hoping to persuade the government to gradually expand the scheme to cover the adult population.

(NEWS.COM.AU)


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