Today is Saturday, Sept. 30, the 273rd day of 2006. There are 92 days left in the year.
Todayâ€™s Highlight in History:
On Sept. 30, 1846, Boston dentist William Morton used ether as an anesthetic for the first time as he extracted a tooth from merchant Eben Frost.
In my younger ages, I don't think I liked to brush, it was a hassle, I would rather play aÂ few minutesÂ more than brush and go to bed.Â Just like everything else that kids like to get away from, brushing, sleeping, showering, doing home work, doing the house chores, etc. etc...
Now I know I wasn't the only one Â Eighty-one percent of U.S. parents report that there is some problem with the way their children brush their teeth, a survey found.
According to the U.S. department of health and human services more than 108 million Americans do not have dental Insurance.
And I don't blame them, Dental Insurance could be pretty expensive, I think I pay about $60/month and I don't really use it (which is a good thing, not needing to use it) but then you have it just in case like everything else, from cell phone insurance to fire insurance, and hit & run insurance, etc. etc...all those just in case things that add up to your bills every month.
However Dental care is very important, you got to take care of those little rocks in your mouth, either it's to have a beatifull smile, preventing cavity pain, or just having healthy teeth so they don't fall off.
The People's Daily Reports
Nearly 66 percent of China's five-year olds have decayed teeth, although the figure is down 11 percent from a decade ago, according to the MinistryÂ ofÂ Health.
China's third national survey on oral health showed each five-year-old child with dental disease had 3.5 decayed teeth on average last year, one tooth less than the previous decade.
"Although China has witnessed an obvious drop in dental diseases, it still lags behind the World Health Organisation (WHO) standard," said Zhang Boxue, a professor with the National Committee of Oral Health.