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19

Jul

How the rest of the world brushes their teethHow is it that some people who have never used a toothbrush have also never had a cavity?

How the rest of the world brushes their teeth
How is it that some people who have never used a toothbrush have also never had a cavity?

22

Oct

8 foods for healthy teethEating the right foods may help maintain healthy teeth and gums.

8 foods for healthy teeth
Eating the right foods may help maintain healthy teeth and gums.

17

Sep

Why not to brush your teeth after you eatContrary to common sense, brushing right after a meal may do more harm than good.

Why not to brush your teeth after you eat
Contrary to common sense, brushing right after a meal may do more harm than good.

26

Jul

What does tooth loss have to do with memory?Losing natural teeth reduces sensory signals that teeth send to the brain, affecting its functions, and this could include memory.

What does tooth loss have to do with memory?
Losing natural teeth reduces sensory signals that teeth send to the brain, affecting its functions, and this could include memory.

08

May

Mystery of why fluoride works close to being solved
Fluoride may be preventing all sorts of bacteria from being able to latch onto your teeth.

Mystery of why fluoride works close to being solved

Fluoride may be preventing all sorts of bacteria from being able to latch onto your teeth.

09

Apr

How astronauts brush their teeth in space
No running water, and no place to spit the toothpaste after use. What do astronauts do?

How astronauts brush their teeth in space

No running water, and no place to spit the toothpaste after use. What do astronauts do?

01

Dec

Silversmith Polly van der Glas makes jewelry you can really sink your teeth into. The artist collects human teeth, hair and fingernails, sterilizes them, and incorporates them into silver jewelry. These toothy trinkets and hairy ornaments fetch a hefty price on van der Glas’ Etsy store, but the artist says her pieces are more than just jewelry. She wants her work to explore the fact that teeth, hair and nails were all once part of a beauty ritual, but when they become detached from the body, their meanings are transformed. Whether you find van der Glas’ work to be beautiful or disturbing, one thing is for sure: Stealing from the Tooth Fairy sure is greener than mining for precious stones.14 examples of eco-fashion gone too far

Silversmith Polly van der Glas makes jewelry you can really sink your teeth into. The artist collects human teeth, hair and fingernails, sterilizes them, and incorporates them into silver jewelry. These toothy trinkets and hairy ornaments fetch a hefty price on van der Glas’ Etsy store, but the artist says her pieces are more than just jewelry. She wants her work to explore the fact that teeth, hair and nails were all once part of a beauty ritual, but when they become detached from the body, their meanings are transformed. Whether you find van der Glas’ work to be beautiful or disturbing, one thing is for sure: Stealing from the Tooth Fairy sure is greener than mining for precious stones.
14 examples of eco-fashion gone too far

10

Oct

How the rest of the world brushes their teethHow is it that some people who have never used a toothbrush have also never had a cavity?

How the rest of the world brushes their teeth
How is it that some people who have never used a toothbrush have also never had a cavity?

05

Oct

Vegetarian dinosaurs had powerful teethSome dinosaur teeth were made up of six different types of tissue. This makes the teeth more complex any known reptile or mammal.

Vegetarian dinosaurs had powerful teeth
Some dinosaur teeth were made up of six different types of tissue. This makes the teeth more complex any known reptile or mammal.

21

Aug

Poor dental health habits linked to dementiaStudies have linked gum disease with an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Now a new study links dental health with matters of the mind.

Poor dental health habits linked to dementia
Studies have linked gum disease with an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Now a new study links dental health with matters of the mind.