How to manage erosion caused by everyday beverages
Researchers have warned people to beware of the damage that acidic beverages have on teeth. Yet, for some, the damage and problems associated with drinking sodas, citric juices or certain tea may have already begun to take ...
Two-million-year-old evidence shows tool-making hominins inhabited grassland environments
In an article published in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE on October 21, 2009, Dr Thomas Plummer of Queens College at the City University of New York, Dr Richard Potts of the Smithsonian Institution Nation ...
Consumers willing to pay premium for healthier genetically modified foods: study
Consumers are eager to get their hands on, and teeth into, foods that are genetically modified to increase health benefits and even pay more for the opportunity.
Study: Sports drink consumption can cause tooth erosion
While sipping on sports drinks all day may provide an energy boost, this popular practice is also exposing people to levels of acid that can cause tooth erosion and hypersensitivity, NYU dental researchers ...
Dracula minnow has teeth, almost
A new species of tiny fish with jaw structures that look like huge teeth has been identified, Natural History Museum scientists report in the Proceedings of the Royal Society journal today.
Coke ads 'totally unacceptable' in Australia
Australia's consumer regulator has ordered Coca-Cola to publish corrections after it claimed in "unacceptable" ads that health risks from the soft drink were a myth, the watchdog said Thursday.
What a grind: Bruxism at night likely a sign of stress by day
You can practically track Steve Barkley's stress by the level of activity in his temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull and helps one chew, talk and ...
Plastics used to fix teeth could help prevent spread of disease
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Cranfield University have designed tiny particles that stop bacteria from communicating with each other in a bid to prevent spread of infection and disease.
What can a New Zealand reptile tell us about false teeth?
Using a moving 3D computer model based on the skull and teeth of a New Zealand reptile called tuatara, a BBSRC-funded team from the University of Hull, University College London and the Hull York Medical School ...
Biologists use GPS to 'map' bats teeth to explore evolutionary adaptations to diet
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a clever use of GPS technology, biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have "mapped" the topography of bat teeth as if they were uncharted mountain ranges, in order to better ...
Reptilian root canal: Study reveals infection in jaw of ancient fossil
A reptile that lived 275-million years ago in what is now Oklahoma is giving paleontologists a glimpse of the oldest known toothache.
Components based on nature's example
They are lightweight and yet strong and resilient: straw, bamboo, bones and teeth owe their surprising strength to their cleverly designed internal structures and a judicious combination of materials. The ...
Scary is exciting -- sheep's head is not for wimps
Sheep's head is not for wimps. Until now very few of us have been tempted by this traditional Norwegian dish.
Nanocrystals make dentures shine
German chemists succeeded in producing a new kind of glass-ceramic with a nanocrystalline structure, which seems to be well suited to be used in dentistry due to their high strength and its optical characteristics. ...