A new type of therapy using infrared lasers could cause teeth to grow back on their own replacing fillings.
Both Willy Wonka and his dentist father would be so, so proud.
Teeth-on: While not a complete replacement for old-fashioned string floss, Philips Sonicare AirFloss is a quick and easy substitute
Using stems cells from both humans and mice, researchers have managed to grow teeth from scratch.
Beeswax is used for an increasingly large number of things, but it turns out that's nothing new. Neither is dentistry. Researchers found a 6,500-year-old human tooth that had a filling. Yep, even our ancestors feared the dentist, who used beeswax to create the filling.
For things in your head that are designed to eat stuff, eating stuff seems to be kind of a big deal for teeth. They're always demanding to be brushed and flossed and rinsed and taken to the dentist and whatnot. Japan is having none of this, and scientists there have created tooth armor that can keep you from getting any more cavities.
Yes, it's true: you'll never have to brush or floss your teeth ever again now that a team of researchers from Yale and the University of Santiago have created a new molecule that can completely wipe out cavity-causing bacteria in sixty seconds flat.
Dental visits are filled with that uneasy feeling until you hear whether you have a cavity. If you do have a cavity, that uneasy feeling is turned to dread. Would it make you feel better to learn that a new filling procedure could work to kill bacteria and even help regrowth in vulnerable area of the tooth?
Science has finally gone and done something useful for a change by inventing a mouthwash that they say can completely eliminate the bacteria responsible for tooth decay. Refined sugar, you and me have a brand new (and sparkly white) future to look forward to.
Squeezing every last blob out of toothpaste out of its tube is hard. How much would you pay to never waste another ounce of toothpaste ever again? $5? $10? Try $300 for this Italian toothpaste squeezer.