No Time to Floss?

pattyanne:made/Flickr   Many say that a good smile is a person’s most attractive physical feature. But fewer of us seem committed to keeping our own smiles attractive. Oh, most of us are fairly good at brushing our teeth. About two-thirds report doing so at least twice a day. But flossing? Less than half of us …

Stat!: How Well We Take Care of Our Favorite Physical Feature

Most attractive physical feature, according to Americans: smile   Dave Durden/Flickr   Percent of female adult Americans who brush their teeth at least twice a day: 86 Percent of males who do: 66 Percent of adult Americans who floss daily: 49 Percent who think that “a little blood in the sink after brushing their teeth …

How the Macaque Remove Plaque

Not so long ago, it was believed that one of the things that made humans unique among animals was our ability to make tools. Then that theory was blown out of the water byJane Goodall’s observation of chimps in Tanzania. But here’s some particular tool use we’ve not seen before (via KOVR/CBS13 Sacramento): A research …

How to Floss Your Teeth, Eat Healthy on a Budget and Other Tips from Around the Web

If Ya Got ‘Em, Floss ‘Em! Most of us know we’re supposed to floss our teeth regularly – at least if we want to keep all our teeth. But not all of us follow through on the advice, and many of those who do don’t always do it properly. Learn the right way to floss …

Quick Links: Gum Disease & Diabetes, Fluoride Risks, Weight & Place, Flossing Findings & Feeding Your Brain

Researchers Report Periodontal Disease Independently Predicts New Onset Diabetes (Medical News Today) Periodontal disease may be an independent predictor of incident Type 2 diabetes, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. While diabetes has long been believed to be a risk factor for periodontal infections, this is the …