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Water Fluoridation: Why Fluoride In Water Is Good For Your Teeth

The United States first started introducing fluoride to public water supplies back in 1945, and by 2012 74.6 percent of the U.S. population had access to fluoridated water. Water fluoridation prevents tooth decay by replacing minerals on tooth surface that are removed by acid from certain bacteria in the mouth. A video uploaded by SciShow explains why…
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Maple Syrup: New Way to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria?

Maple syrup may help fight disease-causing bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant strains that often grow in health-care settings, says a study published online in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Concentrated extracts of maple syrup combined with antibiotics significantly reduced the growth of four common bacterial strains and bacterial communities called biofilms, the study found. Bacterial biofilms accumulate on…
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14,000 year old dentistry!

http://news.discovery.com/history/oldest-dentistry-found-in-14000-year-old-tooth-15071561.htm “Basically, the infected tissue was picked away from inside the tooth carefully using a small, sharp stone tool,” Benazzi told Discovery News. “This shows that Late Upper Paleolithic humans were aware about the deleterious effects of caries, and the need to intervene with an invasive treatment to clean a deep dental cavity,” he added.…
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Guess who’s number 1

The 27 jobs that are most damaging to your health http://www.businessinsider.com/the-most-unhealthy-jobs-in-america-2015-11 1. Dentists, dental surgeons, and dental assistants* mattlemmon via Compfight cc Overall unhealthiness score: 65.4 What they do: Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of…
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