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  • How Your Smile Affects Your Job And Career

    Posted on in Educational

    We’d like to think that the basis for choosing to hire someone was based purely on ability or qualifications, but the reality is that our appearance also has an effect. Consider that the first impressions we make with people — socially or on the job — are our appearance. Before we open our mouth to …
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  • Doc Holliday: Gambler, Gunslinger, and Dentist

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    From the Famous Dentists Series John Henry “Doc” Holliday is best known as one of the deadliest gunfighters in the history of the American West, but before that he was a dentist in Atlanta. Holliday was born in Georgia in 1852. Holliday’s mother died from tuberculosis when he was 15 years old, the same disease …
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  • From Egypt To World War 2: A History Of The Toothbrush

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    As with many inventions, the modern toothbrush can be traced back to the Chinese. From Egypt To China It is believed that the first toothbrush was created in the 1400’s, and was made with a bamboo handle and boar hair bristles. These bristles came from the back of the Siberian wild boar, and they were …
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  • Diabetes And Gum Disease: A Circle Of Destruction

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    According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects 18 million people in the United States, and about 171 million people worldwide. It has reached epidemic status, and is a disease that is characterized by an increased susceptibility to infection and poor wound healing. What many people do not realize is that it also has a …
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  • Choosing A Power Toothbrush That’s Right For You

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    The first successful electric toothbrush , the Broxodent, was invented in Switzerland by Dr. Philippe-Guy Woog in 1954. Electric brushes were initially created for patients with limited motor skills as well as orthodontic patients. Claims have been made that power toothbrushes are more effective than manual ones as they are less dependent upon patients brushing …
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  • The Art Of The Toothpaste Tube

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    The Post-Impressionists of van Gogh and Gauguin have a connection to something as ordinary as a toothpaste tube. It was the metal tubes that they, and other painters, used that served as an inspiration. Dr. Washington Sheffield was a dentist from Connecticut, and his son had been traveling in Paris in the early 1890′s. It …
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