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2009-02-25 17:55:00

Dental boards are calling for stricter regulation of teeth-whitening products, as outside business such as salons and mall kiosks have begun selling the products, the Associated Press reported.The dental industry claims it's a health and safety issue, but beauty parlors argue dentists are simply trying to force them out of a lucrative niche.Business owner Kelly Markos began selling teeth-whitening products at her upscale salon before an inspector for the Alabama Board of Dental Examiners...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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