Medieval skeleton found with rare, expensive blue ink embedded in teeth, could rewrite women's history

 

USA Today reports that small flecks of blue inside of the mouth of a medieval skeleton are raising big questions about women's role in ancient religious manuscripts.

See the link below to read more.  

 https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/world/2019/01/10/unearthed-skeleton-may-change-view-medieval-women/2537531002/

The lower jaw of a medieval skeleton reveals entrapped lapis lazuli pigment, a rare blue dye that was used in luxury and religious documents ofthe time. What's remarkable is that the jaw belonged to a woman -- and women were not known to author such illustrations.

The lower jaw of a medieval skeleton reveals entrapped lapis lazuli pigment, a rare blue dye that was used in luxury and religious documents ofthe time. What's remarkable is that the jaw belonged to a woman -- and women were not known to author such illustrations.

Case of the Month: Screw Retained Dentures

Case of the Month: Screw Retained Dentures

A hybrid overdenture is a full denture (including teeth and simulated gum tissue) that completely covers the upper or lower jaw and is firmly anchored to the jawbone with dental implants. This type of denture can only be removed by a dentist. If you currently wear a removable upper or lower complete denture, you will be delighted to know you will be able to chew and smile again with ease. If you wear a removable complete upper denture, you will be happy to know that a maxillary hybrid denture does not cover the roof of the mouth. This means you will be able to fully taste and enjoy all of your favorite foods again.

Philadelphia Inquirer: HPV is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses

Philadelphia Inquirer: HPV is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses

Five years ago, when actor Michael Douglas candidly revealed that his throat cancer was linked to having oral sex, two things happened.

He made headlines that mortified his family. And he helped publicize the fact that a pervasive, sexually transmitted virus called HPV was unleashing an epidemic of oral cancer among men.

Compared with women, men are more likely to get infected with HPV — including “high-risk” cancer-causing strains. They also are less able to wipe out infection on their own, and more likely to get reinfected. The reasons are unclear.

Your dentist should play a key role in detecting oral cancer.  Having an thorough oral cancer screening is the first step to catching this dangerous cancer early. 

Did you know that Dr. Henley is the ONLY general dentist in Jacksonville that serves on the Head and Neck Tumor Board at Baptist MD Anderson?  The tumor board is a multi-specialty group that works together using the latest in dentistry and medicine to ensure that cancer patients have the best possible outcomes.

NYT: An Escape to the Dentist? Parents Confess Their Secret Ways to Get Alone Time

NYT: An Escape to the Dentist? Parents Confess Their Secret Ways to Get Alone Time

Peter J. Strauss’s life as an attorney, speaker and single father of four children ages 1 to 10 leaves him little time for himself.

He catches a break in a place most people try to avoid: “I love going to the dentist,” says Mr. Strauss, of Hilton Head Island, S.C. “It’s 45 minutes when I know nobody is going to interrupt me. You can’t reach me and you can’t ask for anything,” says Mr. Strauss, author of a book on self-insurance for businesses. Although he has perfect teeth, he gets them cleaned three times a year instead of the usual two. The visits are so dull that he sometimes falls asleep in the chair.

Red wine compound could help tooth decay and gum disease

Red wine compound could help tooth decay and gum disease

Red wine has previously been linked to a range of supposed health benefits, from helping the heart to lowering the risk of diabetes.

Now a new study suggests it contains chemicals that can help in the fight against tooth decay and gum disease.

Researchers found compounds from the drink, known as polyphenols, helped fend off harmful bacteria in the mouth.

Paul Revere: The first American forensic dentist

Paul Revere: The first American forensic dentist

Paul Revere inadvertently became America’s first forensic dentist when he was given the gruesome task of identifying the body of Dr. Joseph Warren, the man who sent him on his famous “midnight ride.” Warren was struck down by a British bullet during the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775 and his corpse was buried in a mass grave. When Warren’s family unearthed the grave nine months later, visual identification of the bodies inside was near impossible because they had decomposed. So Revere, the man who crafted the slain officer’s false teeth, was asked to locate Warren’s remains by finding the ivory dentures he crafted and wired to Warren’s jaw.

Read the full article at Strange Remains