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.
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!
Neanderthals and modern humans shared an ancestor, so why did the two groups wind up looking so different from each other? A new find helps explain that and more. Continue reading →
A health fad called "oil pulling" has gone viral, in which people swish their mouths with oil for better health. Continue reading →
When you think about where teeth grow, your brain is probably the last place they could be. Laci sits down to discuss teratomas, and why teeth can grow in some weird places.
Dental plaque on the teeth of 1,000-year-old skeletons preserved bacteria and food particles.
A pre-Dino Era carnivore could literally bite off more than it could chew thanks to its serrated "steak knife" teeth. Continue reading →
Scientists have confirmed the bacteria that caused the plague pandemic 1,500 years ago. Continue reading →