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Many Americans Aren't Taking Care Of Their Teeth

By | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 20:22

Up to 43 percent of Americans aren't getting the proper amount of preventative dental care, according to a new study.

Customized 3D Printed Toothbrush Cleans In 6 Seconds

Custom 3-D Blizzident Toothbrush Promises Clean Teeth Within 6 Seconds

By | Sun, 09/29/2013 - 13:29

A new customized 3-dimensional toothbrush called the "Blizzident" offers clean teeth within six seconds, combining the two common brushing methods in one.

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Breast Feeding Behaviors Of Neanderthals May Explain Why Modern Humans Had Evolutionary Advantage

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 16:16

Close examination of barium metal in human, monkey, and Neanderthal teeth helped scientists understand weaning patterns that may explain an advantage modern humans hold over the brutes.

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Putting Denture Manufacturers Out Of Business: Researchers Use Stem Cells To Make Teeth

By | Thu, 05/09/2013 - 12:24

Researchers are taking steps to create bioengineered teeth.

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Taking Hold: Lab Grown Teeth Implanted Successfully

By | Mon, 03/11/2013 - 16:23

Researchers combined two different cell types that ended up turning into tooth cells. After being implanted into live mice, they developed into a full tooth and root.

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Fake "Fashion Braces" Are the Latest Asian Fashion Trend

By | Wed, 01/02/2013 - 11:31

Having a mouth of metal has become such a hit with Asian teens that there have been reports of many adolescents buying harmful, fake, black market braces.

Child, Teeth, Dental Care

Misbehaving "Tooth Fairy" Puts Missing Teeth in Children's Orifices, Report Warns

By | Fri, 12/14/2012 - 13:02

A new report reveals that the "tooth fairy" has been up to no good, and instead of collecting teeth and leaving money beneath pillows the tiny nocturnal nymph has been accused of lodging a tooth into the left ear of an 8-year-old schoolboy.

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Blocking Key Receptors Can Prevent Tooth Decay

By | Sat, 12/08/2012 - 14:21

Researchers have found a possible mechanism than can prevent and even halt teeth decay due to periodontal diseases.

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Japanese Scientists Develop Ultra Thin Teeth Wrap that Prevents Cavities and Tooth Decay

By | Mon, 09/17/2012 - 11:28

Japanese scientists have developed an ultra-thin material that can protect teeth from decay and restore tooth enamel. The material can be wrapped around the teeth to prevent the growth of bacteria, AFP reports.

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Oregon Boy Sues Orthodontist for Leaving His Braces on for 11 Years

By | Wed, 08/29/2012 - 12:46

An Oregon man is suing his orthodontist for leaving his braces on for 11 years, which he claims left him with irreversible tooth rot.