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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.

April 9, 2012

 

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

Got tooth decay? You are not alone.

June 8, 2009

 

Close up of teeth cleaning

Gene Enamel Fix

Having trouble with cavities or tooth decay? Read about the "Gene Enamel Fix" on this Moment of Science.

February 23, 2007

 

soda on ice with a straw

Something’s Rotten

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

September 15, 2005

 

Infant’s Dental Care

A child’s first set of teeth will eventually fall out to be replaced by a permanent set, so does it really matter whether or not you take good care of those baby teeth? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 29, 2004

 

A dental hygienest cleans a patients teeth.

Getting Rid Of Cavities

Brushing your teeth might do more good than you thought.

September 27, 2003

 

Does Sugar Cause Cavities?

Does sugar really cause cavities? Find out on A Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Something’s Rotten at AMOS

Many of us have heard that if you soak a tooth in soda for a few days it will begin to soften. Well, it isn’t true, but it doesn’t mean you can drink all the soda you want without it causing tooth problems. While soda contains citric and phosphoric acids, so do plenty of other foods and beverages.

September 27, 2003

 

Bacteria that Fight Tooth Decay

Most tooth decay is caused by a strain of bacteria called Streptococcus mutans. It consumes sugar on the surface of the teeth and converts it into lactic acid, which is what eats away tooth enamel, causing decay.

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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