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The copper jaws of venomous bloodworms could be a win for sustainable manufacturing
The efficient building process of these unique fangs could improve how composite materials are made.
This new synthetic tooth enamel is even harder than the real thing
Enamel is so complex, it's nearly impossible to replicate. A team of engineers pulled it off anyway.
When is a tooth a tusk? It’s surprisingly complex.
Tusks likely evolved many times among early mammals.
We finally know why we grow wisdom teeth as adults
Other primates have them too, but ours come in a lot later in life.
Surprise: Ants have teeth. Here’s how they keep them sharp.
Biology and materials science, in alliance, have discovered how zinc atoms harden an ant’s tooth.
Best water flosser for healthier teeth and gums
An alternative to waxed string.
This ‘wandering meatloaf’ has teeth made from rare minerals
These mollusks could help scientists advance 3-D printing.
Ancient dental plaque shows humans have always loved carbs
The plaque on your teeth holds a record of the bacteria living in your mouth.
How to safely turn your old toothbrush into a household cleaning tool
Toothbrushes can be handy around the house—as long as you clean them first.
Teeth whiteners for a brighter smile
Three options for your pearly off-whites.