Spider silk is no longer the strongest known biological material, since that distinction now goes to the teeth of a rather unimposing marine creature.
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.
The stark, barren landscape of Banks Island in Canada has yielded more than 8,000 shark teeth that date back millions of years.
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.
What do a sabertooth cat and a can opener have in common? A lot, according to new research. Continue reading →
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 →
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