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Pulled teeth stored for stem cells

Naidelys Montoya didn't wait for her son's baby teeth to fall out. She took the boy to an oral surgeon to have two of the loose ones extracted.

Jan 21, 2011
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A smart use for wisdom teeth: Making stem cells

For most people, wisdom teeth are not much more than an annoyance that eventually needs to be removed. However, a new study appearing in the September 17 Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that wisdom teeth contain a valu ...

Sep 10, 2010
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Chew on this: 6 dental myths debunked

Brushing, flossing, and twice-yearly dental check-ups are standard for oral health care, but there are more health benefits to taking care of your pearly whites than most of us know. In a review article, a faculty member ...

Aug 05, 2010
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The teeth of cadavers reveal their identity

Researchers from the University of Granada, Spain, have shown that a person's dental patterns can be used as proof of their identity with the same degree of reliability as DNA testing, the method that forensic ...

Jun 29, 2010
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