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CAN RUNNING RUIN YOUR SMILE?

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

hollywoods_favourite_pass_time_joggingA REASON TO HANG UP OUR RUNNING SHOES?

Recently we were alerted to a new study which asserts that endurance training leads to higher incidence of tooth erosion.  According to the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, this is chiefly caused by a reduction in salivary production during a series of incremental running field tests, accompanied by an increased pH level.  According to Los Angeles dentist, Dr. John Gonzalez, “The Obvious results of running for long periods of time while breathing through the mouth is a dry mouth.  Anything which reduces the amount of saliva in a person’s mouth is not a healthy situation with regards to tooth decay and erosion.”  However, he discovered a glaring error in the PubMed report.  ”An increase in pH means the saliva would be more alkaline,” says Gonzalez, explaining, “alkaline is good because it neutralizes the acid produced by the bacteria when the bacterial break down carbohydrates (sugars).”

A STRAIGHT NOSE WITHOUT SURGERY?

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
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FAMILY JEWELS?

In an effort to avoid going under the knife, it seems some women have placed their faith in a gadget that promises to produce the perfect nose.  In Japan, the demand for face-changing gizmos is soaring these days. Now the Japan Trend shop has introduced the  Hana Twin Nose, a plastic clip they claim will give you a straighter nose through daily wear. It isn’t as if you have to walk around with it on all day…20 minutes is all they claim you need.  Hmmm… Read more.

 

TREND ALERT: HAIR JEWELS

Monday, November 11th, 2013
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FAMILY JEWELS?

It seems hair jewels are having a moment on the runway these days.  A number of big designers are making everything from barbed wire headbands to jeweled crowns (Dolce and Gabbana). It could just be the perfect amount of bling to brighten up a drab day.