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A Little Plastic In Your Toothpaste?

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you were to search for the definition of polyethylene in the Oxford Dictionary, this is what would come up: “A tough, light, flexible synthetic resin made by polymerizing ethylene,...

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2014-09-18 23:12:03

Patrick Broome, DMD, cosmetic dentist in Charlotte, NC, comments on the recent story revealing the prevalence of plastic in popular Crest toothpaste that may be detrimental to patients’ oral health. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 In a recent news story published by ABC on September 15th, Trish Walraven, a dental hygienist, describes her discovery of small, blue plastic beads in the gum line of some of her patients’ teeth. After asking other dental hygienists to confirm that...

2014-09-15 23:07:00

Hawthorne dentist, Dr. Yashari, is now offering a special on dental implants that will look natural, and if the implants are properly maintained, they will last a lifetime. Hawthorne, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Hawthorne dentist, Dr. S. Yashari, is now offering special pricing on dental implants. Although now considered the standard in tooth replacement options, dental implants may also be one of the oldest dental restorations. The recently discovered remains of an Iron Age Celtic...

2014-09-15 08:26:04

WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Real Tooth Fairies announced that they've opened a magic portal from Earth to Fairyland, where girls can magic message their Real Tooth Fairy whenever they need her, from their computer, smartphone or tablet - and she can write them back (with parent permission)! The "Ask for a Tooth Fairy Letter" feature is used by millions of girls ages 5-10 to contact their Real Tooth Fairy. This new app, which is so helpful at back-to-school...

2014-09-11 23:02:26

CLEARsmile, a new complete oral hygiene device designed to replace the toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouth rinse and tooth whitening systems, has launched its new Kickstarter campaign. Founded by Dr. Igor Reizenson, a dentist in the industry for over ten years, the device will effectively clean mouths while being small, easy to transport and simple to use. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 CLEARsmile is excited to announce that its new Kickstarter campaign has reached its goal of...

2014-09-08 23:11:29

Arthur Glosman DDS now using Invisalign® teeth aligners as a cost-effective, comfortable, and subtle alternative to metal braces for adults and teens. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Dr. Arthur Glosman now using invisible teeth aligners provided by Invisalign® as a preferred dental treatment for patients seeking straight teeth. Dr. Glosman is an early adopter of the Invisalign® system because of the multitude of teeth alignment solutions the procedure can...

2014-09-08 23:02:49

Coast Dental teamed up with the Smile Angel Foundation, Hope for North Brevard, Inc., The Kiwanis Club of Titusville, and other groups to improve the oral health and well-being of families in need. A recent study found kids with toothaches are more likely to have lower grades and miss more school. Titusville, FL (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 As children head back to school, Coast Dental is helping to ensure students can start their school year with a smile. Coast Dental donated 750...

2014-09-03 20:23:38

CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A survey of 2,088 U.S. adults conducted online in July on behalf of Oral Health America (OHA) by Harris Poll shows that two Americas are emerging when it comes to oral healthcare. Those with a household income of under $50,000, including many who live in urban areas and young adults (including students), are more likely to skip dental visits, with 74 percent of those surveyed delaying care for financial reasons or due to lack of...

2014-09-02 23:09:00

St. Louis-based Buy One, Give One Toothbrush Company rolls out new toothbrush that is made in the USA with antibacterial bristles and is now available in Schnucks stores. (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Smile Squared, a well-known Buy One, Give One company, is expanding their product offering to include a US-made toothbrush. For every toothbrush purchased, Smile Squared gives one to a child without one. “Smile Squared was created by my wife and me after volunteering at a dental clinic in...

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2014-09-01 03:30:05

Edgar Veliz, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry. The results of the study are published in the August issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Lead author and professor at the UTHealth School of Dentistry, Donna Warren Morris, R.D.H., M.Ed., notes that microbial counts...

2014-08-31 23:05:06

Healthy Grid announced the impending release of two new tools to fight cavities. Loloz lollipops will use herbs to fight the bacteria that cause tooth decay and Xylitol hard candies will also fight bacteria while stimulating saliva production. Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Healthy Grid announced the impending release of two new tools to fight cavities. Loloz lollipops will use herbs to fight the bacteria that cause tooth decay and Xylitol hard candies will also fight bacteria while...


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2010-09-16 16:15:29

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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2009-10-16 17:56:55

Heterodontosaurus, meaning "different toothed lizard", is a genus of dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period of what is now South Africa. The type species, H. tucki, was found in the Upper Elliot Formation of the Hettangian age (199 to 196 million years ago). Two species are known. This herbivorous dinosaur ate mostly plants despite having canines. It was a small ornithischian reaching a total length of 3 feet. It had a long, narrow pelvic bone which was like more advanced ornithischians....

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'