Britons had less gum disease in Roman times than today: study | The Japan Times

The Britons

The Britons (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Colgate Plax Mouthwash Alcohol Free

English: Colgate Plax Mouthwash Alcohol Free (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Crest MultiCare Whitening toothpaste

Crest MultiCare Whitening toothpaste (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an amazing article, published in the Japan Times. It’s well worth a read. Check it out!

via Britons had less gum disease in Roman times than today: study | The Japan Times.

The article cites smoking and modern medication as causes of gum disease. These days, there is a massive industry in oral hygiene, with specialized tooth brushes, tooth pastes, and mouth washes, plus an assortment of inter-dental brushes etc – all of these were not available to the Romans. So I wonder if the modern diet contributes to gum disease?

Thoughts?

Lang Tengah and Tioman – two of Malaysia’s best islands for marine life and snorkeling – Part 2

dralfoldman:

Looking back, this is worth a read. It’s one of our most popular travel blogs.

Originally posted on Discover the Orient:

Clear waters of Salang Beach at Tioman Island

Clear waters of Salang Beach at Tioman Island (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Beach in the south of the malaysian Island T...

A Beach in the south of the malaysian Island Tioman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Tioman Island, Malaysia, by Andrew Lih

English: Tioman Island, Malaysia, by Andrew Lih (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tioman Island, Malaysia

Tioman Island, Malaysia (Photo credit: Austronesian Expeditions)

After five wonderful days on our desert island paradise, Lang Tengah Island, it was sadly time to leave.

The staff at the hotel were so delightful and real, that the duty manager actually got emotional with tears in her eyes as she embraced us and said goodbye. We had a boat trip and a four hour road journey ahead of us to our next beach resort, near Kuantan.

We arrived at our hotel on Balok Beach, situated on the eastern shoreline of Peninsular Malaysia and another coconut swaying paradise that fronts the waters of the South China Sea. Here we could walk along the miles of white…

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