[To everyone who’s asked questions previously but not had them answered - I often go back through my Ask box, but I don’t catch everything! Feel free to ask again after a couple weeks.]
Okay so the tips of teeth (actually, the protruding bits of many things) are called cusps. And yes, many people have bigger cusps than others!
Any time you’re at the dentist, if you bring this up, they can often grind them down for a minimal charge, often for free if you’re getting a filling or other procedure done.
Since the tongue and mucous membranes of the mouth regenerate tissue so quickly, and are so dynamic and dependent on diet that it’s uncommon that actual “callous” tissue forms in them, like it does in most other consistently-irritated parts of the body.
I had a long-standing sore on my tongue from a Carabelli’s Tubercule (aka cusp of Carabelli) on my #19. This is an extra cusp on the molars, most commonly on the first molars, which can cause irritation or cavitation if bacteria get in there. It was a nuisance to me, at least until I actually brought it up to my dentist. Turns out that sores on the tongue aren’t readily obvious on examination, and some people aren’t bothered by them, so you have to say something.
If nothing else, there’s always dental wax - it’s a short-term and overall more expensive fix than just getting it ground down at your next appointment, but it worked just fine for me for a few weeks.
See your dentist or doctor if you have more questions!
*impatiently taps foot*
*regrets giving three days for reply*
Also I’m getting married in less than a fortnight. Slightly less “yay” if only for my less-than-love of social interaction, especially with people I hardly know…
Good question, and not something I’m sure I could answer accurately at the moment, but for the time being, here are a few (both science and not-so-science!) that I love very much:
scienceyoucanlove (on hiatus but excellent)
jadafitch (hnnnnngh all the illustration!)
mica-low (…my art love is showing, isn’t it)
and many many more that I’ll compile soon (“soon” being a relative term that for me means, whenever anyone reminds me of this AFTER my wedding >_>) but yeah, I love history, I love scientific illustration (and lots of other sci-art like the stuff Michele Banks does), and I love science - all science.
Less keen on math. Might let someone else keep track of those good blogs. :P
No, really, I can hardly subtract. That’s someone else’s job. I love everything else, but mostly science, history, and the intersection of those with art.
Deeeefinitely took me a sec to figure out what you meant by this >_<
But, errrmm, I think the question is why WOULDN’T I want to save my own pet? I mean, I totally would get the question if this were about some rando animal I was promoting, but hey, he’s mine, and yes, he likes to tear up my carpets, and he ate a solid half of my last security deposit despite only living with us for, like, nine months (out of the 24 we lived there).
BY THE WAY, YOU PEOPLE ARE BITCHIN. Like seriously, learning-the-meaning-of-life awesome. I have enough to make the first payment on the Zarkster’s surgery and I can finance the rest…though I hope I don’t have to! ;D
No, really, me having to finance things means I have to work more to pay for it - much more content on this site as a result. BUT! You’ve already made his surgery able to happen, at least!
I hope I can get the rest of it funded with the next two lots of Awesomesauciness (and/or Kidneys-on-a-stick/BOOKSBOOKSBOOKS), but thank you so much to everyone who’s given so far, and to everyone who’s signal-boosted everything -the kitties give 8 paws up!
Okay, third time I’ve gotten this question.
As a dairy science humaoid: NO, IT DOES NOT.
Unless you have been drinking only milk your entire life, and then suddenly drink only water, there is no plausible way I can think of that milk would leach calcium from your bones. And even THEN, you’d only leach it from your bones for a few days/weeks at most, if you had other calcium sources. Even if those sources are harder for the digestive system to access than milk, they probably have more calcium to make up for it, and are just fine in the long run.
In the end you need plenty of calcium AND VITAMIN D for both your bones and guts, and milk is an alright source for those.
But honestly, rich leafy greens like kale, cheese (especially parmasean and its ilk), sardines, and tofu are all excellent sources of calcium, and don’t have the same sugar content as milk.
Yes, most of them are much higher in fat content, but that means that they remind your brain “SHIT SON THAT’S GOOD WE HAVE ENERGY FOR THE NEXT 8 HOURS!” and not “OH NO! NEED LONG-SUSTAINING FUD, ONLY HAVE SUGARS AVAILABLE!”
Regardless, in the quantities that most people consume it, milk does not leach from the bones, it is NOT the best source of calcium, it is not necessarily bad, and not always the best.
I love cows, I love dairy science, LOVE cheese, and I love my home state. I am also an eternal skeptic and believer in science, and do not appreciate the Dairy Council taking my money and turning it into what amounts to propaganda in some campaigns.
Seek the truth for yourself. Learn how science and critical thinking work, and read the studies people claim “support” their viewpoint. Figure out if they’re correct or not, but don’t assume you know how to do so until you actually understand how science and critical thinking work.
You’re you’re own best advocate.
tl;dr: No, it doesn’t. But don’t believe that it’s the miracle drink it’s marketed as, either - especially if you’re past adolescence.
Yeaaaahh. Saol amháin on the left wrist, mair é on the right. Basically YOLO in Irish (aka Irish Gaelic). “One life, Live it.”
Got it after going through a solid year of hell, after getting into a massive car wreck 1100 miles from home, getting really fucked-up in the head, having an extremely messed-up summer, and a semester of school where there were days I could hardly get out of bed.
Finally started to get out of that shitty state of being, but would fall back into it every time I didn’t have active commitments that people were holding me to - I drove Bennett to his student teaching assignment (2 hours there and back every morning) but couldn’t bring myself to do more than that at some points.
So I had to remind myself that this life was all I had - there was nothing more, and I had to make the most of it. This life may suck, but I can make it better. Shit will always drag me down, but if I do nothing, I mean nothing. I want to be something after I’m gone.
And, because of course, 18 months later “YOLO” became a *thing*. Fuck whoever made that start.
Of course, I have my brother’s Raven on my left wrist, now, too. I’m going to be getting my triskele and shamrocks touched up (and made less meh) too, and getting a primrose on my right wrist sooner rather than later.
Also in searching for this pic I realized I had a surprising proportion of naked people on my personal blog’s “tattoo” tag.