dental health

Stories 21 - 22 | << Prev 

Lab-Grown Teeth Could Kill Need for Fillings

Researchers identify gene key to growing protective enamel

(Newser) - Scientists have identified a gene that grows tooth enamel and could be the missing link needed to grow teeth in labs—perhaps rendering fillings and dentures obsolete, the BBC reports. Researchers had already figured out how to grow the insides of animal teeth, but not enamel, which can’t grow...

Preschool Kids Get Socked In the Mouth

Cavities are on the rise for the first time in 40 years

(Newser) - Young children are developing more cavities in their baby teeth than kids were a decade ago, the CDC reported yesterday, a worrisome development that reverses a 40-year trend. Preschool children—"thousands and thousands of kids," in the words of one researcher—were the only age group in which...

Stories 21 - 22 | << Prev