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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?

December 22, 2009

 

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Wimpy Bite Of The Saber Toothed Cat

You may be surprised to learn that the sabercat's bite is not as strong as the modern big cat.

October 21, 2009

 

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How Dogs Eat

Why do dogs seem to gulp down any and all food put in front of them?

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.

September 6, 2007

 

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Chocolate Toothpaste

A recent study has found that a compound in chocolate is actually even better at fighting cavities than fluoride.

August 7, 2007

 

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Giving Neanderthal a Hand

Were Neanderthals right or left handed? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 23, 2007

 

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Something’s Rotten

Drinking pop all day may not be a healthy habit, but can soda actually rot your teeth?

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.

August 4, 2005

 

Tongue Thrust

When a person doesn’t swallow correctly, it’s called a tongue thrust because the tongue, one of the most powerful muscles in the body, thrusts against the teeth when swallowing, over time forcing them out of alignment. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 16, 2005

 

How Wise Are “Wisdom Teeth”?

As we all learned in health class, human beings have 32 teeth. Twenty-eight of them come in before puberty, but the last four teeth, our “third molars,” usually come in during our late teens or early 20′s, when we’re presumably older and wiser, hence their nickname, wisdom teeth. Lean more on this Moment of Science.

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