dental science
Enhancing Stem Cells Helps Regenerate Damaged Teeth in Mice
Enhancing Stem Cells Helps Regenerate Damaged Teeth in Mice
Diana Kwon | Jan 9, 2017
Scientists repurpose an Alzheimer’s drug to enhance the ability of stem cells to repair dental damage in mice.
Ditch the Floss?
Ditch the Floss?
Bob Grant | Aug 3, 2016
US government agencies can’t provide strong scientific evidence that flossing is beneficial.
Enamel’s Origins
Enamel’s Origins
Karen Zusi | Sep 25, 2015
Fossil and genetic evidence indicates tooth enamel originated in the scales of ancient fish.
Telltale Mouth Microbes
Telltale Mouth Microbes
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 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.
Oral History
Oral History
Dan Cossins | Jun 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.