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OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- They allow you to whistle, get attention and show affection. So, it's about time lips get a little love in return. With its latest innovation, Lip Massage, Blistex gives lips a new experience that might even be better than a kiss.
British scientists say their finding that computers are better lip-readers than humans may lead to improved lip-reading training for the deaf. A new study by the University of East Anglia compared the performance of a machine-based lip-reading system with that of 19 human lip-readers.
An Israeli health report says the sharp rise of salivary gland cancer could be linked to the growing use of mobile phones. The report focused on oral cavity cancer in Israel from 1970 to 2006, Haaretz said Thursday. Researchers expressed concern over the increase of malignant growth in parotid glands, located under the ear, the report said.
U.S. researchers say they have linked periodontitis -- an inflammatory disease of the gums -- to stroke in men. The study, published in the Annals of Neurology, found a significant association of cardiovascular disease -- in particular, ischemic stroke -- and periodontal bone loss.
Lights, Cameras... Lips! 2009 Contest Adds New "Fan Favorite" Voting Feature ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- If you've been told you have great lips, don't "kiss off" the compliment.
About 80 percent of adults suffer from some form of periodontal, or gum disease, which can result in not just tooth loss, but has also been linked to heart disease, diabetes, blood infection, low birth-weight babies, cancer and most recently, obesity.
Salivary diagnostics has come of age. In a mere six years, research supported by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has sprung to the forefront of basic, translational, and clinical research.
The link between inflamed gums and heart disease shows that proper dental care can reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, Italian and British scientists said.
Want a puffy pout like Angelina Jolie? A simple technique called lip suspension may work better than injections alone to achieve bee-stung beautiful lips.
By MEG HASKELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF Some Maine dentists are rolling up their sleeves to fight a pending regulatory change that they say will make it harder for Maine residents - especially those with anxiety about visiting the dentist - to get the basic care they need.
The mouth is the beginning of the digestive system which takes in food and mixes it with saliva produced by glands located in the mouth. Formation and Orientation The first part of the mouth is the mouth cavity which contains the teeth and is limited by the lips, the roof, which is the hard and soft palate, and the floor of the mouth. This is the space where food is kept before it moves on to the esophagus. The orifice of the mouth is the line between the lower and upper lips and is...
The toothbrush, consisting of a head of tightly clustered bristles mounted on a handle, is a tool used to clean the teeth and gums. The long handle allows for cleaning of hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. Usually toothpaste is used with the toothbrush to increase the effectiveness of the toothbrush. Toothbrushes are made of various sizes, bristle textures, etc. Most dentists suggest using soft bristled toothbrushes due to harder ones damaging enamel. Pre-dating toothbrushes people used a...
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