Wifi tooth to monitor eating and speaking habits

An artificial tooth that monitors eating, drinking and smoking habits along with how often someone coughs and even spends speaking has been developed. The tooth, which looks like a normal molar but has an accelerometer embedded inside, could also be used to help people with speech defects or even to help train singers Photo: Cheng-Yuan Li…

Soda and illegal drugs cause similar damage to teeth

CHICAGO (May 28, 2013)—Addicted to soda? You may be shocked to learn that drinking large quantities of your favorite carbonated soda could be as damaging to your teeth as methamphetamine and crack cocaine use. The consumption of illegal drugs and abusive intake of soda can cause similar damage to your mouth through the process of…

Experts warn of misbehaving tooth fairy

Contact: Stephanie Burns sburns@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36920 BMJ-British Medical Journal Teeth discovered in children’s ears and wind pipe The tooth fairy and malpractice Opinions of the tooth fairy as kind and giving may need to be revised following “mounting reports of less child-friendly activity”, says a paper published in the BMJ Christmas edition and appearing online today.…

Beeswax as Dental Filling on a Neolithic Human Tooth : 6,500 years Ago

Abstract Evidence of prehistoric dentistry has been limited to a few cases, the most ancient dating back to the Neolithic. Here we report a 6500-year-old human mandible from Slovenia whose left canine crown bears the traces of a filling with beeswax. The use of different analytical techniques, including synchrotron radiation computed micro-tomography (micro-CT), Accelerator Mass…