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Little Rock Dentist Discusses the Ugly Truth about Your Toothbrush

Do you know what’s lurking on your toothbrush? Your toothbrush is loaded with germs, say researchers at England’s University of Manchester. They’ve found that one uncovered toothbrush can harbor more than 100 million bacteria, including E. coli bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, and staphylococci (“staph”) bacteria that cause skin infections. …

Can your bite make you socially attractive and professionally advantaged? Absolutely.

Your bite – known in dental terms as your occlusion – affects how adults rate the attractiveness, personality and even the intelligence of other adults, according to a study published in the November 2011 edition of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. A researcher in Michigan and a …