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baby teeth

Do Baby Teeth Matter? Researchers from Dental School Seek to Change...

Do children really need their baby teeth? Many believe that primary teeth aren’t all that important. After all, they typically fall out by age...
musculoskeletal frailty

Over 50s with Fewer Than 20 Teeth at Higher Risk of...

New research by scientists at King’s College London has found that tooth loss may contribute to musculoskeletal frailty in the over 50s, with those...
parrotfish

X-Rays Reveal the Biting Truth About Parrotfish Teeth

So, you thought the fictional people-eating great white shark in the film “Jaws” had a powerful bite. But don’t overlook the mighty mouth of the...
flexible batteriesvideo

Flexible Batteries a Highlight for Smart Dental Aids

Smart 3D-printed braces that incorporate nontoxic batteries and lights could reduce the time and costs involved in realigning and straightening teeth. The orthodontic system, conceptualized...
root canal

Antimicrobial Gel Developed at IU School of Dentistry Could Improve Root...

More than 15 million root canals are done each year, according to the American Association of Endodontists. During the procedure, the tooth's pulp and...
dental restoration

A Tougher Tooth

Fewer trips to the dentist may be in your future, and you have mussels to thank. Inspired by the mechanisms mussels use to adhere to...
autism

Baby Teeth Link Autism and Heavy Metals, NIH Study Suggests

Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese, compared to teeth from children...
lopsided brain

Our Uniquely Lopsided Brain

OPINION: We all know that the human brain is ridiculously large, but how many of us realise that it’s lopsided as well? It turns...
human tissuevideo

Cotton Candy Machine Used to Regrow Human Tissue

This cotton candy machine has a higher calling than satisfying a sweet tooth. It's whipping up polymer fibers that may one day be a...
dental treatments

Natural Tooth Repair Method, Using Alzheimer’s Drug, Could Revolutionise Dental Treatments

A new method of stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in tooth pulp using an Alzheimer’s drug has been discovered by a team...
brain and tooth

Evolution of Brain and Tooth Size Were Not Linked in Humans

A new study from the George Washington University's Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (CASHP) found that whereas brain size evolved at...
stem cell

New Stem Cell Delivery Approach Regenerates Dental Pulp-like Tissue in a...

When a tooth is damaged, either by severe decay or trauma, the living tissues that comprise the sensitive inner dental pulp become exposed and...
Ultraviolet light

Ultraviolet Light—Antimicrobial Agents of the Future

It is a well-established fact that ultraviolet light with a short-wavelength—the so-called UV-C rays—can kill bacteria. Now, researchers from DTU and the University of...
Antimicrobial Peptide

Plant-made Antimicrobial Peptide Targets Dental Plaque and Gum Tissues

Protein drugs, which derive from biological sources, represent some of the most important and effective biopharmaceuticals on the market. Some, like insulin, have been...
plant

Unlocking the Mystery on How Plant Leaves Grow Their Teeth

Dr. Toshiaki Tameshige, Associate Professor Naoyuki Uchida and Professor Keiko Torii of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) of Nagoya University, and their colleagues...
floss

To floss or not to floss: That is suddenly the question

UCLA dentist supports the practice even if solid evidence of its merits is lacking
dentin

User research at BESSY II: nanostructures in human teeth

Dentin is one of the most durable biological materials in the human body. Researchers from Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin were able to show that the reason...
hydrogels

‘Missing tooth’ hydrogels handle hard-to-deliver drugs 

Rice University’s custom hydrogel traps water-avoiding molecules for slow delivery 
Sostdc1

Team IDs gene involved with fracture healing

New identification of a gene involved in the fracture healing process could lead to the development of new therapeutic treatments for difficult-to-heal injuries. Fracture healing...
sugar

Yale team deciphers sugar’s siren song

Sugar’s sweetness and calorie content combine to give it lethal power to destroy diets, many scientists have assumed.  However, new study by Yale University...