Stat!: Are Your Teeth Holding You Back?

Percentage of “senior decision-makers” in small or medium businesses who say “poor dental health or hygiene would have a negative effect on their decision to do business with someone”: 48 Percent who say it would “affect their decision to promote an employee – regardless of their ability”: 44 The key lesson is to spend as …

The Sardonic Smile

A “sardonic smile” is one of those smug, disdainful, smiles. It’s a sort of a smirk – the kind of smile that says, “Yeah, right.” But why is it called “sardonic”? We ran across an item recently in Scientific American that gives the history of the phrase while pointing to a new study about the …

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 …

Christie Brinkley on the Coolness Quotient of Braces

I lucked out and got my mom’s beautiful straight teeth. I never needed braces and I never got cavities. That doesn’t mean I didn’t want braces, because it seemed like the coolest kids had them. I wanted them so badly I would bend a paper clip and wear it like a retainer! ..its.magic../Flickr You can …