Posts tagged with ‘teeth

This is what happens when Batman punches you square in the choppers.

This is what happens when Batman punches you square in the choppers.

Neanderthal dental tartar reveals evidence of medicine

When you think of Neanderthals, yeah sure they had basic leather and fur clothing and some really basic tools, but medicine? Apparently so. New evidence from the dental tartar of Neanderthals shows they also had a basic knowledge of herbal medicine.

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Brilliant toothbrush combines brushing and rinsing in one design

Not like rinsing after brushing is at all a difficult task, but the Rinser Brush has a brilliant design that lets you quickly rinse without having to crane your head to get water from the sink or fill up a cup. 

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Saturday morning cartoons: “Professor Toothy”

Professor Toothy is your dentistry friend, but his advice may be dubious at times.

Dental x-rays linked to the most common type of brain tumor

Your whole life, every time you go to the dentist and they want to take x-rays, you’re always told by the dentists hiding behind a thick shielded wall that the x-ray dose you’re about to receive is just teeny tiny and insignificant. It may be small, but that tiny dose has now been linked to the most common kind of brain cancer. Oopsie.

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Super futuristic ‘smart bomb’ mouth wash aims to get rid of tooth decay forever

Oh well this is great… my sister just graduated from dental school about a year ago and now it looks like a simple mouthwash might make her job obsolete. This “smart bomb” mouthwash of the future could completely eradicate tooth decay with daily use. 

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Wearing a vibrating mouthpiece could halve the time teenagers have to wear braces

Braces are a pain in the ass milestone for many teenagers and a financial milestone for many parents. But a new vibrating mouth device could cut the time that kids have to wear braces in half, something both kids and parents could agree is a good thing.

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Hottest thing to make you cute in Japan: Crooked teeth

A dental salon in Tokyo’s Ginza district has become very popular with girls after it advertised a cosmetic procedure that lengthens and sharpens canines to enhance a feature Japanese call “yaeba”, or “fanged teeth”.

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Mice teeth regrown through the magic of stem cells

If there’s anything close to magic in science, it has to be stem cells. These days it seems that there isn’t health issue that can’t be cured with stem cells. It’s only a matter of time before all of this stem cell magic becomes standard practice— go down to the doctor’s office and they’ll smear you with stem cells to make you younger, regrow hair, get rid of wrinkles, regrow all your organs and replace teeth.

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