Dec 18, 2014 Huffington Post
New research has revealed that birds used to have teeth but lost them more than 100 million years ago.
Nov 25, 2014 Digital Journal
A group of Los Angeles based dentists are sharing their best tips for keeping healthy teeth over Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season. Tip #1 is remembering to swish your mouth with water after a holiday meal. Read the others in the link above.
Nov 20, 2014 Pensacola News Journal
A group of dentists in the Pensacola area have shared their best practices tips for parents with small children. Brushing babies teeth twice per day, and with wet toothbrushes without training paste, are among the suggestions.
Nov 17, 2014 Medical News Today
Mucus - part of the 0.5% of saliva that is not water - contains salivary mucins, compounds that actively protect teeth from damage by the cavity-causing bacterium Streptococcus mutans, according to a new study.
Nov 14, 2014 The Mirror
Because less time is now spent educating children how to properly brush their teeth, some dentists are warning that dental problems are an epidemic spreading through Britain, and they call plaque 'the plague of the 21st century.'
Oct 30, 2014 WNYT News Channel 13, New York
A New York dentist is getting into the Halloween spirit in a unique way. Dr. Jon Gotterer is offering to exchange a $1 reward for every pound of excess candy kids collect this Halloween. He “sweetens” the deal with healthy treats and toothbrushes as well.
Oct 27, 2014 The Daily Mail
A new high tech “virtual autopsy” and genetic analysis of the ancient Pharoah Tutankhamun has revealed a number of interesting, previously unknown facts about the young king. One of which is that the Egyptian ruler had buck teeth, something that was never revealed in any of the ancient statues or depictions of King Tut. Perhaps he was one of the first subjects of an “airbrushing.”
Oct 22, 2014 WAPT News, Mississippi
One dentist has come up with a unique way to protect his patients and his staff from infectious diseases. It’s a high-tech surveillance camera-looking device that snaps a temperature sensitive photo of each patient as they enter – letting the dentist and his staff know if that patient has a fever or not. In these days of the Ebola virus, it sounds like a pretty good idea, even though the device was installed long before the outbreak.
Oct 03, 2014 Daily Mail
Perhaps further adding unfair stigma to the term “Teeth Like an Englishman,” a young British lad has sprouted two full rows of teeth, causing locals to dub him “Jaws Boy,” due to his mouth’s resemblance to that of a shark. Extractions are in this kid’s future...
Sep 23, 2014 The Arizona Republic
A rare South American species of fish called pacu have been found in the lakes of Arizona. It is related to the piranha, but contains distinctly human-like teeth. Local residents claim they appear to be like “something out of a horror movie.” People sometimes keep them as pets and when they become difficult to care for, dump them in the lake. This must have happened enough times to start a small colony of the man-toothed fish.