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Monday, September 26, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Most people have heard that there is a strong circumstantial link between gum disease and heart disease. It sounds odd, but more and more research is indicating that bacteria from gum disease can travel through the bloodstream and settle in the heart, causing anything from hardened arteries to heart attack.

While no one enjoys going to the dentist, if you don't want to do it for your smile, at least do it for your heart!

So this morning, I have some fun facts for you from the world of dentistry.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "A dentist at work in his vocation always looks down in the mouth."

HINT: (1802-1870), was the editor of the Louisville Journal, which he built into a major newspaper in Louisville, Kentucky.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The patron saint of dentists: St. Apollonia. She reportedly had her teeth pulled out in A.D. 249 by an anti-Christian mob.

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Despite the popular myth, George Washington didn't have wooden teeth - his four sets of dentures were made of hippopotamus bone, elephant ivory and eight human teeth from dead people, held together with gold palates and springs.

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Thanks to fluoride and other preventives, baby boomers are probably the last generation to have a lot of cavities in their permanent teeth.

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In 1959, dentists performed 34 extractions for every 100 people; now its half that rate.

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Drugs can cause cavities. Antidepressants, antihypertensives, antihistamines, decongestants and muscle relaxants all inhibit production of saliva, a natural bacteria destroyer.

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Tiny gold hearts, butterflies and other tattoo images have become popular among some trendy groups. The downside is that from a distance of more than about three feet it just looks like you have food stuck in your teeth.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "A dentist at work in his vocation always looks down in the mouth."

ANSWER: George D. Prentice.




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