How to Save Your Life through Baby Teeth

There is now another option for parents who missed out on saving their child’s umbilical cord stem cells. New research shows that children’s “milk teeth” have stem cells that can be used to help during disease or illness. The stem cells can be saved from baby teeth, teeth extracted for orthodontic reasons, and wisdom teeth.…

Pre-Tweens with Perfect Teeth

Most children wandering middle and high school hallways had braces, have braces, or will get them soon. Yet now there is a rise in elementary school children getting braces. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, 7-years-old is now the perfect time to see whether children need braces. The number of kids ages 17 and…

7 Secret Uses for Toothpaste

Toothpaste comes in handy, but not only for preventing cavities.  Here are 7 useful ways to use your toothpaste outside the bathroom. 1. Get Rid of Scratches on CDs or DVDs Instead of throwing away marked-up CDs or DVDs, rub non-gel toothpaste over the scratches. Then rinse with warm water. You may need to try…

Sharpest Teeth in the World

The sharpest teeth of all time were in the jawless mouth of a primitive eel-like animal—the two-inch long conodont. New research from the University of Bristol and Monash Univeristy, Australia found that conodonts’ teeth had tips one-twentieth the width of a human hair and are invisible without a microscope, but could apply pressure that could…

Adventurous Dentists

Dentists might spend most of their time around teeth, and staying up to date on dental techniques, but many dentists have lived lives of fame and adventure in and outside the dental office. Shoot-Out the Cavities John Henry “Doc” Holiday was one of the deadliest gun fighters of the Old West, but got the name…