Getting braces for crooked teeth is one of our society's accepted forms of self torture for the sake of vanity. It's completely painful and done in a terribly awkward stage in life but it's worth it in the end, not just for the sight of straight teeth but for the pure functionality of improving the bite (or so they…
Scientists have discovered a new molecule that will make your teeth cavityproof and may change dental care forever. They have appropriately named it Keep 32—for your 32 teeth—and it can kill the bacteria that produces cavities in 60 seconds flat.
I went through oral surgery more than a month ago and I still have nightmares featuring the cracks deep inside my skull as my dentist struggled to break a huge molar. Again. And again. And again. That's why these kids' before and after portraits make me cringe—but also laugh.
I had an emergency tooth extraction last Friday. One of my molars cracked and got infected. Fortunately, my dentist isn't an ex-girlfriend. Otherwise I may have ended like Marek Olszewski, who went to his girlfriend's practice with a toothache and left without his teeth. All for revenge!
These synthetic heads don't need to be anywhere near the Uncanny Valley to be terrifying. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 of the creepiest prosthetic mouths in dentistry.
New research could mean no more droopy numb face after you leave the dentist. Scientists are working on a precise form of anesthesia controlled by light.
Rejoice! Scientists at the University of Missouri have invented a way to apply fillings that is completely painless. It uses a new plasma brush that disinfects and cleans out cavities, killing bacterias and forming a better bond for the fillings.
A team of researchers at the University of Leeds' School of Chemistry is developing a pain-free method to combat cavities.
If your little brother loses a tooth, what's in it for you? The little dope gets sweet Tooth Fairy scratch and you're left holding the bag. Unless you decide to play dentist with a long string and a mini-motorcycle.
People of the world who hate hate HATE going to the dentist, rejoice: DentalVibe is a new device that completely eliminates the pain when they are sticking a stainless steel needle into your gums. All by cleverly fooling your brain.
After going to the dentist, Vader feels weird. Vader feels funny. Vader doesn't feel tired. Vader is high. But from the medicine, kids.
Hate going to the dentist? The CarieScan can detect cavities before they become a problem by sending a tiny electrical current through a tooth, making those visits to the chair less likely to involve major excavation. CarieScan can detect small changes in resistance caused by the presence of water in a tooth, signs…