Topic: teeth

Bizarre Candy Cane Flavors That May Actually Deter You From Eating Candy Canes

Bizarre Candy Cane Flavors That May Actually Deter You From Eating Candy Canes

These days, there’s more than just peppermint candy canes out there: from savory to sweet to incredibly unappealing, there are several flavors that you might want to avoid. Nevertheless, the candy cane is one of the most seasonal treats you can eat, so rather than let this gallery deter you from eating any candy cane whatsoever, just try to only eat one or two particularly wonderful ones. More »

Yet Another Reason To Grab Some Sun: Your Teeth

Yet Another Reason To Grab Some Sun: Your Teeth

As I’ve mentioned before, I grew up in a very cold and dark area of the country. Because of this, as well as a bizarre cocktail of genetics, I am extremely pale. On the bright side, I can dress up as any member of the Addams Family for Halloween; on the bad side, I nearly always have a low vitamin D level. I never took this too seriously until my doctor informed me of all the positive effects on your body that come from enough vitamin D, and apparently, there is yet another. More »

Red Bull Gives You Wings; Rots Your Teeth Out

Red Bull Gives You Wings; Rots Your Teeth Out

Red Bull may give you energy, wings, and even liquid courage (when properly combined), but a new study says that in return, it’ll rot your teeth right out of your head. Researchers say that drinking sports and energy drinks is essentially “like bathing your teeth in acid”—and can permanently wear off tooth enamel. This is especially bad news for teens, 30 to 50% of whom consume energy drink, and 62% of whom drink at least one sports drink per day. More »

Pimp My Health: 6 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Teeth and Oral Health

Pimp My Health: 6 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Teeth and Oral Health

This week on Pimp My Health, we’re going to pimp your mouth! Sure, we all know about the importance of brushing and flossing, but are we really taking great care of our teeth and mouth? Poor oral health habits can not only lead to things like bad breath and cavities, but it can lead to gum disease, tooth loss and even cardiovascular disease and cancer. Advanced gum disease affects up to 12% of our population, one-quarter of adults over the age of 65 have tooth loss, and 7,800 people die from oral cancers each year. To prevent this from happening to you, we pulled together six simple tips to improve your oral health. Take a look: More »

Sugar-Free Chewing Gum: Probably Still Bad For Your Teeth

Sugar-Free Chewing Gum: Probably Still Bad For Your Teeth

Over the years, chewing gum manufacturers have tried everything to bill the stuff as part of a healthy lifestyle. Trident wanted you to know that even dentists chewed it, and Orbit gave you a good, clean feeling no matter what. But According to a study published in the British Dental Journal, gum is still the same smile-wrecking menace it always has been. And even sugar-free chewing gums marketed as “decay-fighting” can do a number on your enamel–regardless of what the manufacturers claims say. More »

Burn Calories Like Heidi Klum and Eat Pasta Like Mark Bittman – Morning News Roundup

Burn Calories Like Heidi Klum and Eat Pasta Like Mark Bittman â Morning News Roundup

It’s OK to Have Small Breasts – According to the New York Times, an A-cup is fashionable. (New York Times)

American Teeth Aren’t Well Tended – This infographic shows woeful dental care stats. (Good Blog)

Mark Bittman Likes to Carb-Load – The cook/writer/runner blogged about loading on carbs before long runs, plus a recipe for pasta with onion and bacon. (Runner’s World)

Burn Calories Like Heidi Klum – By pushing a… stroller? People Magazine demonstrates basic human activity through Hollywood stars. (People) More »