• How Dead Soldier’s Teeth At Waterloo Became Fashion

    How Dead Soldier’s Teeth At Waterloo Became Fashion0

    When Europeans started consuming lots of sugar, with no fake teeth available. Teeth have always been a commodity. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the price for healthy human teeth was at a premium. They were hotly sought after by dentists who used them to replace the lost ones of their wealthy clients. With sugar consumption skyrocketing,

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  • New Teeth Without Surgical Pain

    New Teeth Without Surgical Pain0

    Engineering artificial teeth without current complications. There was a time when people with problematic teeth were deprived of them, because it was the best dentists could do for them. If the looks were highly valued or if there were no much more teeth left, dentures were developed. But while initially fulfilling patients needs, gums shrank with

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  • Battling Tooth Worms

    Battling Tooth Worms1

    “This carving is in a molar which can be separated into two halves. It depicts the torments of toothache as a battle with the “tooth worm” –  which was long assumed to be the cause of toothache.  The legend of the “tooth worm” originated in Mesopotamia around 1800 B.C. Pierre Fauchard, known as the father

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  • Embarrassing Conditions: A Tumor with Teeth

    Embarrassing Conditions: A Tumor with Teeth0

    The world is full of of embarrassing conditions you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. Every week, Carian discusses one. This week: Orbital teratoma. Last week, we published a disturbing photo of a mouth full of teeth. Although the picture is probably photoshopped, extra teeth can pretty much occur anywhere in the body. Even tumors

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  • A Mouth Full of Teeth7

    This disturbing photo probably makes you wonder whether this is possible: a palate full of teeth. Although I don’t know if the photo is real or photoshopped, it seems that extra teeth, or supernumerary teeth, can pretty much occur anywhere in your head. In most cases, supernumerary teeth grow out of the upper jaw, between

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  • Brushing Your Teeth Keeps Your Brain Healthy

    Brushing Your Teeth Keeps Your Brain Healthy3

    A few months ago, Jaime wrote about a new study that suggested that brushing our teeth isn’t only related to oral health and beauty, but also to the health of our heart. Bacteria that linger in our mouth may cause endocarditis, an inflammation of the heart that can lead to dead. Now another study underscores

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