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Jun 23, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
An aggressive predatory fish covered with armor featured the most primitive teeth known to date.
Feb 17, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Spider silk is no longer the strongest known biological material, since that distinction now goes to the teeth of a rather unimposing marine creature.
Jan 28, 2015 11:47 AM ET
Next time you're out walking and chewing gum, consider that you might actually be practicing good oral hygiene while you stroll. It turns out that some gums trap their fair share of bacteria, leading to a cleaner mouth.
Dec 1, 2014 08:40 AM ET // Agata Blaszczak Boxe, LiveScience
The stark, barren landscape of Banks Island in Canada has yielded more than 8,000 shark teeth that date back millions of years.
Oct 14, 2014 09:40 AM ET // AFP
Athletes are often dogged by decaying teeth and gum disease, a problem in which sport drinks, high-carb diets and training regimens may play a part.
Oct 1, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
What do a sabertooth cat and a can opener have in common? A lot, according to new research. Continue reading →
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.
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!
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