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Aug 17, 2015 09:21 AM ET // Anna Salleh, ABC Science Online
Only patients who have diseased wisdom teeth or other problems should have their wisdom teeth removed, some experts argue.
Apr 13, 2015 11:50 AM ET
We get them during routing dental exams and we get zapped with them in the emergency room -- what's a little radiation, right? Julia explains how X-rays work their magic and recounts how they were discovered.
Jul 30, 2014 09:10 AM ET // Elizabeth Palermo, LiveScience
The boy was diagnosed with a condition called complex composite odontoma, a rare type of tumor that affects the jaw or gums, his doctors said.
Jul 12, 2014 04:00 AM ET
Instead of getting hopped up on pain meds at the dentist, one day you may be able to just ask for "VR" instead.
Jun 20, 2014 04:30 AM ET
In as little as three years, dentists may drop a few notches on the most-feared species list, as a new device promises to use electrical current to rebuild a sick tooth -- without discomfort for the owner of the tooth!
Jan 29, 2014 11:27 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Scientists have confirmed the bacteria that caused the plague pandemic 1,500 years ago. Continue reading →
Aug 23, 2011 12:00 PM ET // Alice Truong
Dental nerds, Philips' DiamondClean electric toothbrush has your needs in mind: USB powered, travel case and a drinking glass that serves as a dock for the brush. It gets even better. Philips has upped the battery life of its toothbrushes from two to three weeks, Lifehacker reports. (The blog claim...
Jan 23, 2012 05:52 PM ET // Alice Truong
Everything's better with a side of bacon -- or so we'd like to believe. Just because you're getting ready for bed doesn't mean you have to forego your favorite food item. With bacon-flavored toothpaste and dental floss, you won't need to. Forget about minty fresh. It's about smoky, meaty breath. It...