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Piranha fish swap old teeth for new simultaneously

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Piranha fish has a powerful bite. Their teeth help them shred through the flesh of their prey or…
Detailed PICture reveals how tooth enamel is strong enough to last a lifetime

September 27, 2019

Break any bone in the human body, and the body can repair the tissue and fix the damage.…
First human ancestors breastfed for longer than contemporary relatives

August 30, 2019

By analysing the fossilised teeth of some of our most ancient ancestors, a team of scientists led by…
Examples of fossilized crocodile teeth. Image credit: University of Missouri
No teeth cleaning needed: Crocodiles shed old teeth, grow new ones

August 14, 2019

Unlike people, crocodiles do not clean their teeth to slow down wear and tear. Instead, they get rid…
Sometimes you feel like a nut

August 7, 2019

Despite their large body size, gorillas are known to have a vegetarian diet consisting almost exclusively of leafy…
“I’d rather have my root canal done” – this just doesn’t make sense anymore

July 17, 2019

“I’d rather have my root canal done” – that’s what some people say about particularly unpleasant experiences. This…
Genes could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease

July 5, 2019

Tooth decay and gum disease impact on illness and healthcare spending, yet the role of genetics in dental…
The brain controls teeth grinding

June 21, 2019

A new study confirms that teeth grinding – also known as bruxism – is not due to an…
Do braces boost confidence? Scientists say no

June 15, 2019

Being confident in your smile is very important. This day and age is struggling with beauty standards and…
Scientists used methods from snowflake research to study enamel

June 15, 2019

Teeth enamel is the most mineralized and hardest part of the human body. However, is soft when freshly…
DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of ancient Siberians

June 5, 2019

Two children’s milk teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north eastern Siberia have revealed a…
Researchers Discover What Makes Deep-Sea Dragonfish Teeth Transparent

June 5, 2019

A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego have discovered what’s responsible for making…
Childhood trauma tied to tooth loss later in life

May 28, 2019

Even if children grow up to overcome childhood adversity, the trauma they experience in early life causes them…
Children with protruding teeth face a higher risk of damaging them

May 17, 2019

Our permanent adult teeth are often growing not straight. It is not that big of a deal, because…
Protect protruding teeth from damage and long-term consequences

May 14, 2019

Children with their first or early adult set of teeth that stick out have an increased chance of…
Too lazy to brush and floss? Research team will motivate you with online counseling

March 14, 2019

Brush your teeth twice per day and floss regularly are habits most people know of, but despite the…
The role of the rolling jaw in early mammals

February 20, 2019

A new study has given scientists more to chew on regarding the evolution and inner workings of the…
New diet, new teeth

February 19, 2019

Dinosaurs like T. rex likely grew new teeth in different ways to best suit their changing diet as they developed…
Ancient Carpet Shark Discovered With ‘Spaceship-Shaped’ Teeth

January 24, 2019

The world of the dinosaurs just got a bit more bizarre with a newly discovered species of freshwater…
Older women who suffer from tooth loss are more likely to develop high blood pressure

December 7, 2018

Postmenopausal women who have experienced loss of all teeth are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure,…
New dental adhesive prevents tooth decay around orthodontic brackets

October 24, 2018

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have produced a new orthodontic bracket bonding adhesive that protects the…
Popular ideas on healthy teeth are marketing, not dental science

October 17, 2018

Almost as far back as a century ago, scientists regarded oral hygiene products as useless in preventing dental…
Intricate tooth art helps UI dentistry students create beautiful smiles

October 8, 2018

Dentistry students at the University of Iowa are getting a new perspective on teeth—including the importance of the…
Dental research shows that smoking weakens immune systems

September 28, 2018

As if lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease weren’t enough, there’s more bad news for cigarette smokers. Researchers…
Regrowing dental tissue with stem cells from baby teeth

September 17, 2018

Sometimes kids trip and fall, and their teeth take the hit. Nearly half of children suffer some injury…
Insights from the daily grind: what koala and kangaroo teeth can tell us

September 11, 2018

Gnashers, pearly whites, chompers, call them what you like, but teeth are important bits of bodily equipment. Most…
Koala teeth provide insights into diet

September 10, 2018

Paleontologist Larisa DeSantis studies the teeth of ancient and modern mammals to determine how their diets changed across the millennia…
Pass the toothpick! Feeding habits of ancient elephant relatives uncovered from grass fragments stuck in their teeth

May 21, 2018

Professor Wang Shiqi from IVPP, the study’s senior author, said: “We found ancient elephant teeth in the Junggar…
Peptide-based biogenic dental product may cure cavities

April 13, 2018

Researchers at the University of Washington have designed a convenient and natural product that uses proteins to rebuild…
New insights into the late history of Neandertals

March 22, 2018

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany have sequenced the genomes of five…
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