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Snowflakes inform scientists how tooth enamel is formed

Physicists and mathematicians use the classical Stefan problem to explain the principles of crystal formation, such as those that create snowflakes . Researchers in the University of Helsinki and Aalto University have now ...

Researchers explore how chewing affects teeth on the nanoscale

Food leaves permanent traces on teeth. Cows chewing on grass, tigers tearing up a piece of raw meat and humans munching on tortilla chips all end up with tiny scratches and nicks on the enamel of their teeth. Examining these ...

Millions of years of evolutionary history recorded in teeth

"Show me your teeth and I'll tell you who you are." These words, attributed to 19th-century naturalist George Cuvier, couldn't be more correct. The pearly whites we use every day over and over and over again are clues not ...

Synthetic tooth enamel may lead to more resilient structures

Unavoidable vibrations, such as those on airplanes, cause rigid structures to age and crack, but researchers at the University of Michigan may have an answer for that—design them more like tooth enamel, which could lead ...

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