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Scientists repurpose an Alzheimer’s drug to enhance the ability of stem cells to repair dental damage in mice.

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Ditch the Floss?

By Bob Grant | August 3, 2016

US government agencies can’t provide strong scientific evidence that flossing is beneficial.

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Enamel’s Origins

By Karen Zusi | September 25, 2015

Fossil and genetic evidence indicates tooth enamel originated in the scales of ancient fish.

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Telltale Mouth Microbes

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 9, 2015

The composition of the plaque microbiome can reveal a child’s risk of dental caries months before the decay appears, according to a study.

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Oral History

By Dan Cossins | June 1, 2013

Researchers use DNA from ancient tooth tartar to chart changes in the bacterial communities that have lived in human mouths for 8,000 years.

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