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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.
You can totally sprain your teeth (and you’ve probably done it before)
A crunchy surprise.
This bone-eating dinosaur was constantly losing its teeth
And the evidence is scattered all over Madagascar.
How to be a responsible adult and brush your teeth properly
You’re probably doing it wrong.
This cautionary tale shows how dangerous dentures can be
A new case study provides a not-so-toothless argument for why false teeth should be removed before surgery.