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Shapeshifting robots could automate teeth brushing and flossing

Teeth cleaning is something we all should do daily and thoroughly, however, is something most of us do not do properly. The design of the toothbrush has remained relatively unchanged for hundreds of years, so to revolutionize how we look after our mouths, a team from the University of Pennsylvania Read More...

Orangutan and her Orangutan Baby in Tanjung Puting National Park.

Researchers determine the evolution path of ancient giant orangutans

Once the dwellers of mainland Southeast Asia, the ancient giant orangutan is now extinct. Today, orangutans are only found in their natural habitat on the two islands of Sumatra and Borneo. These two are classed as different species due to the fact they grew so genetically different from each Read More...

7 Ways to boost your oral hygi

7 Ways to boost your oral hygiene game

If you’ve read our Optimist View on laughter, then you know that laughing and smiling have a myriad of health benefits both mentally and physically. However, people are more likely to smile freely and widely if they’re confident in their oral hygiene. Here are seven easily adoptable habits to Read More...

Goodbye dentures! Soon we may

Goodbye dentures! Soon we may be able to regrow teeth naturally

Dentures may soon be a thing of the past as scientists in Kyoto University and the University of Fukui are working on developing a monoclonal antibody treatment that triggers the body to grow new teeth. Researchers have not run tests on humans just yet, but have experienced success with mice. Read More...

Stem cells could one day be us

Stem cells could one day be used to make teeth repair themselves

The dentist's drill is a sound that sends shudders down the spines of many people, so it sure would be nice if teeth could just repair themselves. With thanks to a recent study, that may not be as far-fetched as it sounds. The new research coming from the University of Plymouth believes the key Read More...

Good dental hygiene may be key

Good dental hygiene may be key to reducing risk of Alzheimer’s diseases

Flossing and brushing your teeth may do more than just clean your teeth and keep your gums clean--it may also help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from Norway have determined that the bacteria that causes the gum disease gingivitis was found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and is Read More...

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Tiny teeth-cleaning robots could soon calm your fears of the dentist

A visit to the dentist typically involves time-consuming and sometimes unsettling scraping with mechanical tools to remove plaque from teeth. Plaque deposits are usually the product of biofilms – little communities of micro-organisms, bacterial and otherwise, that gather together and coat on your Read More...

“Age and youth have the same

“Age and youth have the same appetites but not the same teeth”

An aphorism by James Geary, author of The World in a Phrase and Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists. James Geary | December 2008 issue Teeth are the feet of the mouth. Overlooked and unloved, they crunch through rough vegetal underbrush and wade knee-deep through vast morasses of meat. Read More...