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February 24, 2010

 

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Can You Floss Your Brain? You Should Start With Your Teeth!

You heard about the importance of flossing and brushing for dental health... but what about mental health?

February 16, 2009

 

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Prehistoric Toothpicks

Fossil teeth are the most durable remnants that anthropologists work with, and some of these ancient teeth display a curious set of grooves.

August 18, 2005

 

Pregnancy and Tooth Loss

Pregnancy can be a wonderful experience. There’s the rosy glow, the growing baby’s thrilling first kick. Of course, being pregnant has its down side. There’s morning sickness, after all, and then ultimately the painful process of actually giving birth. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Prehistoric Toothpicks

Early stone tools, like knives and scrapers, are easy for anthropologists to learn about because these items are still around. Even after two million years, a chipped stone tool is still going to be there when you dig it up.

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