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September 28, 2012

 

woman with red lips making the fish face

The Origins Of Human Speech

Some researchers are now considering the hypothesis that human speech evolved not from primate sounds but more from monkey facial gestures.

October 26, 2010

 

An xray of a person's mouth

The Evolution And Science Behind Wisdom Teeth

Why do humans have wisdom teeth? What is so wise about them?

September 27, 2003

 

Bruxism

If you are grinding your teeth you could be wearing the enamel down, as well as causing damage to your jaw. When we’re asleep, we’re capable of grinding our teeth six times as hard as we might in the day. That kind of pressure can do a lot of damage.

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