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June 8, 2014

 

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Do Hippos Swim?

Hippos hang out in the water most of the time, but are they good swimmers?

May 16, 2014

 

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Ode To The Zipper

The zipper is an amazing bit of technology that works so well we barely even think about it.

December 24, 2013

 

X-ray image of full set of adult teeth

Fluoride, A Bacterial Slip’N Slide

Researchers have found evidence for a new theory of how fluoride keeps our teeth healthy.

July 8, 2013

 

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Why Brushing Your Teeth Makes Juice Taste Funny

A glass of juice is a great addition to breakfast: it's healtful, and it tastes good. But, what if you've already brushed your teeth?

July 3, 2013

 

zombie on a zombie walk

A Tale Of The Supernatural

Have you ever heard that after people die, their fingernails, hair and teeth continue to grow? Today's program explores the truth behind this supernatural tale.

January 10, 2013

 

Star Wars storm troopers using a large toothbrush

Why Do We Need To Brush Our Teeth?

Although like our mammalian cousins we use teeth to bite and chew food but we're the only animals that brush after every meal.

November 27, 2012

 

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Bacteria Loves Your Mouth

Did you know that there could be more bacteria living in your mouth than there are people on earth?

April 9, 2012

 

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Tooth Decay Is A Real Problem In The U.S.

Got tooth decay? You are not alone.

January 10, 2011

 

Drinking Water

There’s Too Much Fluoride In Drinking Water

In order to protect the public from fluorosis and unnecessary chemicals, the HHS and EPA recommend that fluoride levels in drinking water be lowered.

December 22, 2010

 

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Making Stem Cells From A Wise Part Of The Body: Wisdom Teeth

Scientists may soon be able to use wisdom teeth to create stem cells.

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