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  • The Media’s Harmful Flossing Follies

    08/15/2016 8:14:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/15/16 | Michael Fumento
    Ultimately, how many extra cavities, various other illnesses, and premature deaths will come from this hysteria is definitely something no study will ever be able to show Toss the floss! Turns out dental flossing is barely useful, even worthless perhaps. So reported the Associated Press (AP) and subsequently more than 150 news outlets, including such as the Washington Post (”The Shaky Evidence for Flossing”) and New York Times‘s more powerful “Feeling Guilty about Not Flossing? Maybe there’s No Need.” One Web site proclaimed “dentistry is a scam.” Well, okay actually that was just Kanye West. Only problem is they’re wrong....
  • Scientists figured out how to regenerate teeth and eliminate root canals

    07/07/2016 11:26:21 AM PDT · by Signalman · 33 replies
    Fox News Tecj ^ | 7/6/2016 | Chris Smith
    Root canals are always fun, right? In reality, word that you need a root canal is some of the worst news most people get at the dentist. Whenever your dentist tells you that's the next procedure you're going have to go through, two things are clear beyond the pain you're about to endure: One, that your throbbing will finally soon go away, and the second is that the tooth that's getting the root canal is dead. However, researchers have come up with a new kind of biomaterial that not only encourages the natural regeneration of teeth, but also might eliminate...
  • MORE LIES=> Michelle Fields Said Corey Lewandowski Used “TEETH” and “FIST” in Police Report

    03/30/2016 8:37:15 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 208 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-30-2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski was charged with battery for brushing up against a reporter at a campaign rally. Video was released that shows the reporter, Michelle Fields, did not flinch, did not change her facial expression, did not even notice Lewandowski during the incident. Fields later charged Lewandowsky with “battery.”
  • Man stabbed in Day Square (Boston)

    12/29/2015 8:16:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Universal Hub ^ | December 26, 2015 | Adamg
    Around 9:30 p.m. outside 282 Bennington St. He was able to get himself to the East Boston Health Center on Gove Street. Police are looking for two suspects, both black, both dressed in black. The alleged knifeman is 5'10" with crooked, yellow teeth. His accomplice was described as 6', about 30, with a beard. No description of his teeth.
  • How to eliminate pain tied to tooth decay [Grow 'new' teeth]

    11/17/2015 10:29:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | November 17, 2015 | by Zen Vuong & Provided by: University of Southern California
    A scanning electron microscope image of newly-grown enamel using amelogenin-chitosan hydrogel. Credit: Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC ==================================================================================================== Dual discoveries at USC propose a promising method to regrow nonliving hard tissue, lessening or even eliminating pain associated with tooth decay, which the National Institutes of Health calls the most prevalent chronic disease. Janet Moradian-Oldak, a professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, has investigated methods to regrow tooth enamel for the past two decades. The process is especially tricky because unlike bone, mature enamel cannot rejuvenate. Tooth enamel is a nonliving tissue. The a-ha moment...
  • Discovery Of 47 Teeth In Chinese Cave Changes Picture Of Human Migration Out Of Africa

    10/17/2015 9:09:33 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 15 October 2015 | Amina Khan
    Forty-seven smooth teeth dug out of a cave in southern China reveal that Homo sapiens may have arrived there 80,000 years ago...The findings, published this week in the journal Nature, may compel researchers to reconsider their theories about human migrations out of Africa.
  • Flossing your teeth can be a waste of time-and do more HARM than good, leading dental expert claims

    10/15/2015 11:05:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 69 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 10/15/2015 | Jane Symons
    We're constantly told we should be flossing our teeth - despite it being fiddly, time-consuming and sometimes painful.Figures show that less than a fifth of us actually bother to do it regularly - with many tacky rolls of floss gathering dust in bathrooms the world over.Now, one leading expert has warned that if not performed correctly, flossing can actually do more harm than good.Here, Robin Seymour, Emeritus Professor of Dental Sciences at Newcastle University and leading periodontologist, explains why - and suggests other, easier ways to get perfect pearly-whites...Facebook
  • French teen finds 560,000 year-old tooth (Update)

    07/28/2015 12:23:38 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    A 16-year-old French volunteer archaeologist has found an adult tooth dating back around 560,000 years in southwestern France, in what researchers hailed as a "major discovery" Tuesday. "A large adult tooth—we can't say if it was from a male or female—was found during excavations of soil we know to be between 550,000 and 580,000 years old, because we used different dating methods," paleoanthropologist Amelie Viallet told AFP. "This is a major discovery because we have very few human fossils from this period in Europe," she said. The tooth was found in the Arago cave near the village of Tautavel, one...
  • 400,000-year-old dental tartar provides earliest evidence of manmade pollution

    06/17/2015 10:07:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | June 17, 2015 | Tel Aviv University
    In what Prof. Barkai describes as a "time capsule," the analysed calculus revealed three major findings: charcoal from indoor fires; evidence for the ingestion of essential plant-based dietary components; and fibers that might have been used to clean teeth or were remnants of raw materials. "Prof. Karen Hardy published outstanding research on the dental calculus of Neanderthals from El Sidron cave in Spain, but these dated back just 40,000-50,000 years—we are talking far earlier than this," said Prof. Barkai. "This is the first evidence that the world's first indoor BBQs had health-related consequences," said Prof. Barkai. "The people who lived...
  • Florida Police Say Michigan Boys Visiting Grandma Shot Out Woman’s Teeth With BB Gun

    06/16/2015 12:44:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies
    CBSLocal ^ | 6/16/15
    HOLLY HILL, Fla. (WWJ/AP) – Police in central Florida say two Michigan boys who were spending the summer with their grandmother shot a BB gun at four people who were relaxing by the pool at an apartment complex. Incident happened June 8 at the Blue Tide Apartments in Holly Hill, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal. The pellets hit one woman in the shoulder and mouth, breaking two bottom teeth. A man was struck in the lower back and his wife was struck in the chest. Another woman was struck in the shoulder. Police Chief Steve Aldrich says the 12-and...
  • Not brushing your teeth can trigger dementia and heart disease

    06/01/2015 5:25:47 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 119 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2015 | Christoffer Van Tulleken
    My dental health is something I have always taken seriously — and as a gadget fan, I’ve spent hundreds of pounds on the latest high-tech electronic toothbrushes and expensive toothpastes, gels and mouthwashes. But then I had to go without brushing my teeth for a fortnight. This was for a new two-part series on dental health for the BBC, and what we discovered was truly eye-opening, with implications not just for me, but for all of us. My wife was anything but keen on the no-brushing experiment and there was a lot less kissing during that fortnight. And she was...
  • Tales teeth can tell: Dental enamel reveals surprising migration patterns in ancient Indus civ...

    05/09/2015 6:20:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    University of Florida ^ | April 29, 2015 | Gigi Marino [Sources: John Krigbaum, George Kamenov]
    When tooth enamel forms, it incorporates elements from the local environment -- the food one eats, the water one drinks, the dust one breathes. When the researchers looked at remains from the ancient city of Harappa, located in what is known today as the Punjab Province of Pakistan, individuals' early molars told a very different story than their later ones, meaning they hadn't been born in the city where they were found... The text of the Indus Valley Civilization remains undeciphered, and known and excavated burial sites are rare. A new study, published in today's PLOS ONE, illuminates the lives...
  • Attorney General cracks tooth, misses trip to Aspen

    07/02/2009 10:28:49 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 17 replies · 546+ views
    Reuters Blogs ^ | 7-2-2009 | Tabassum Zakaria
    Must be playing all that hardball by President Barack Obama’s administration. Attorney General Eric Holder becomes the second Cabinet official to miss travel after breaking something. Holder, the country’s top law enforcement official, cracked a tooth last night and missed a trip to Aspen, Colorado, where he had been scheduled to attend the “Aspen Ideas Festival” on the eve of a long weekend for the Fourth of July holiday.
  • Dentists Want To See Studies On Pot-Cavity Link (Weed is rotting teeth alert)

    10/20/2014 7:32:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 17, 2014
    Pot smoking — and its stereotypical associations like munching on carbohydrates and other treats — seems like it’d be your teeth’s worst enemy. And now some Colorado dentists are saying more research needs to be done on how smoking pot can affect dental health, including causing an increase in cavities. “We’ve been finding more cavities in our patients who are smoking more than a few times a week,” dental hygienist Julie Baukus at LoDo Dental says. The journal of the American Dental Association finds smoking marijuana can lead to abnormal growths and lesions inside the mouth. Some Colorado dentists are...
  • Freakin Jaw is killin me... (my vanity, my title)

    09/19/2014 9:37:30 PM PDT · by Vendome · 152 replies
    Vanity | Vendome
    So yeah, I posted lame "topics" but, y'all love me, so here it is. cracked my back molar, dentist put a temp on it, crushed the lil plastic thing yesterday, pretty dentist put the old aluminium one on until the permanent comes from Vietnam or wherever. Thing is, it hurts, like it's bare and for the 1st time in my life my stomach hurts. Okay, so I whine but, could be worse, right? I mean, I'm a single, 51 year old man. If were pregnant and walking the streets of Somalia, I don't think, maybe, they would understand. I feel...
  • Tooth decay could be lasered away with five-minute blast

    05/29/2014 12:01:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:37AM BST 29 May 2014 | Alice Philipson
    The agony of root canal surgery and the need for tooth fillings could soon be ended after scientists discovered a way to make a rotting tooth repair itself using a laser beam. Just five minutes under a laser was enough to kickstart the healing process inside the mouth, the researchers found. The new technique—although only tested on rats so far—could prevent the need for fillings for some types of decay, and may eventually replace painful and expensive root canal treatment. Researchers, which included experts from the US government’s dental research team, found a blast of intense light from a laser...
  • Dental regulators work to shut down teeth whitening businesses

    05/17/2014 3:55:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 16, 2014 | Jonathan Serrie
    With her children grown, Trisha Eck thought it would be fun to go from being a stay-at-home mom to a small entrepreneur—so she rented a room at a medical spa, where she started her own business, Tooth Fairies Teeth Whitening. She purchased equipment and supplies from a vendor she met at a trade show, including non-prescription strength teeth whitening gels. Customers could purchase her products as a take home kit or apply them to their own teeth while visiting the spa. Since she’s not a dentist, Eck says she never performed the treatments on customers but was there to offer...
  • Are there any good dental discount plans? (vanity)

    03/17/2014 4:20:13 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 53 replies
    Can anyone recommend a good dental discount plan? And are there any plans out there that should be avoided?
  • Dental Implant - Requesting Advice

    01/12/2014 8:59:01 AM PST · by gortklattu · 63 replies
    1/12/2014 | Gortklattu
    Groucho Marx once said that Abscess make the heart grow fonder, but now it means that I will be losing a troubled molar and am looking at getting an implant to replace the tooth. Have any of you had an implant? Do you have any Stories or Advice to pass on to your fellow freepers?
  • London 2012 Athletes ‘Had Really Bad Teeth’, New Study Finds

    09/29/2013 12:50:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Sunday 29 Sep 2013 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    Athletes may have some of the fittest bodies in the world but a new study has found they also have really bad teeth. Tests were carried out on 302 participants at the London 2012 Olympics and found athletes had poorer dental health than people in other occupations of the same age. Just over half of those examined had signs of cavities, three quarters were suffering from gum disease and 45 per cent showed evidence of tooth erosion. ‘Our data and other studies suggest that, for a similar age profile, the oral health of athletes is poor. It’s quite striking,’ said...
  • Washington State - Angler Fishing for Perch and Bluegill Nabs ‘Vegetarian’ Piranha

    08/07/2013 7:06:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Q13 ^ | August 7, 2013 | Judy Oehling
    Angler nabs ‘vegetarian’ piranha SEATTLE — Angler John Denton was surprised to catch what he believes to be a pacu, a relative of the piranha at Lake Ki over the weekend. According to The Everett Herald, Denton was fishing for perch and bluegill on Sunday when he cast his line into the lake near his home and came up with the unusual catch. One of his neighbors identified the fish as a pacu, a native South American freshwater fish that are related to the piranha. “Bang, there it was,” Denton told the Herald. “It’s a pretty big fish, a big...
  • New teeth grown from urine - study

    07/30/2013 10:25:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 July 2013 Last updated at 19:44 ET | By James Gallagher
    Scientists have grown rudimentary teeth out of the most unlikely of sources, human urine. The results, published in Cell Regeneration Journal, showed that urine could be used as a source of stem cells that in turn could be grown into tiny tooth-like structures. The team from China hopes the technique could be developed into a way of replacing lost teeth. Other stem cell researchers caution that that goal faces many challenges. Teams of researchers around the world are looking for ways of growing new teeth to replace those lost with age and poor dental hygiene. Stem cells - the master...
  • Alligator Stem Cells Offer Hope for Tooth Regeneration in Humans

    05/18/2013 2:08:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies ^ | 5/17/13 | Natali Anderson
    An international team of scientists led by Prof Cheng-Ming Chuong from the University of Southern California has discovered unique cellular and molecular mechanisms behind tooth renewal in American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis).Their findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, pave the way for tooth regeneration in people. “Humans naturally only have two sets of teeth – baby teeth and adult teeth. Ultimately, we want to identify stem cells that can be used as a resource to stimulate tooth renewal in adult humans who have lost teeth. But, to do that, we must first understand how they renew...
  • Shell extract helps rebuild pearly whites

    04/12/2013 8:25:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 10 April 2013 | Emma Stoye
    Researchers in China have shown that the organic component of mother of pearl can help repair damaged teeth, by acting as a template for the mineralisation of tooth enamel.Tooth enamel is made up of rod-like crystals of hydroxyapatite, a calcium phosphate mineral. It is the hardest tissue in the body, but is susceptible to erosion by food and bacterial acids. Once gone, it never naturally reforms, and cavities must be fixed using manmade materials. Methods of artificially rebuilding enamel often involve extreme temperature, pressure or pH conditions that make them impractical for clinical use.Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences...
  • Ovarian tumor, with teeth and a bone fragment inside, found in a Roman-age skeleton

    02/04/2013 8:17:51 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | January 24, 2013 | Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
    A team of researchers led by the UAB has found the first ancient remains of a calcified ovarian teratoma, in the pelvis of the skeleton of a woman from the Roman era. The find confirms the presence in antiquity of this type of tumour -- formed by the remains of tissues or organs, which are difficult to locate during the examination of ancient remains. Inside the small round mass, four teeth and a small piece of bone were found. Teratomas are usually benign and contain remains of organic material, such as hair, teeth, bones and other tissues. There are no...
  • Humblegunner meets Lazamataz (caption this pic!)

    10/05/2012 9:09:55 PM PDT · by NYTexan · 470 replies
  • Prehistoric-super-tooth dentists drill DIAMONDS into duck-billed 'saur riddle

    10/05/2012 10:13:05 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | 5th October 2012 11:25 GMT | Anna Leach
    Some dentistry work on a 70-million-year-old tooth has provided an insight into the evolutionary success of duck-billed dinosaurs. Hadrosaurs' unique tooth structure is now a vital clue in the mystery of how the billed herbivores, dubbed "the cows of the Cretaceous era", spread so far and lived for so long. The ancient monsters survived until the very end of the dinosaur age, roughly 65 million years ago. Biologist Gregory Erickson, of Florida State University in Tallahassee, led a team of scientists who rubbed diamonds on the ancient tooth, provided by the American Museum of Natural History, to simulate the processes...
  • 'Operation Tooth Fairy' busts unlicensed Davie dentist [Worked on illegal aliens]

    09/20/2012 6:28:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | September 19, 2012 | Ihosvani Rodriguez and Linda Trischitta
    A man who Davie police say exploited the fears of illegal immigrants and practiced dentistry without a license was arrested on Wednesday in the same warehouse district where he saw patients.
  • Japan tooth patch could be end of decay

    09/17/2012 11:50:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    France24 ^ | 9-16-2012 | AFP
    AFP - Scientists in Japan have created a microscopically thin film that can coat individual teeth to prevent decay or to make them appear whiter, the chief researcher said. The "tooth patch" is a hard-wearing and ultra-flexible material made from hydroxyapatite, the main mineral in tooth enamel, that could also mean an end to sensitive teeth. "This is the world's first flexible apatite sheet, which we hope to use to protect teeth or repair damaged enamel," said Shigeki Hontsu, professor at Kinki University's Faculty of Biology-Oriented Science and Technology in western Japan. "Dentists used to think an all-apatite sheet was...
  • New chemical makes teeth 'cavity proof' - and could do away with dentist visits forever

    07/11/2012 7:30:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/11/2012 | By ROB WAUGH
    A new chemical could make human teeth 'cavity proof' - and do away with the need for visits to the dentists forever. The molecule has been called 'Keep 32' - after the 32 teeth in a human mouth. The chemical was designed by dentists in Chile, and wipes out all the bacteria that cause cavities in just 60 seconds in tests. The chemical could be added to any current dental care product, turning toothpaste, mouthwash and chewing gum into 'super cleansers' that could get rid of the underlying cause of tooth decay. The chemical targets 'streptococcus mutans', the bacteria that...
  • Teeth Thief Hits Graves of Great Composers

    07/03/2012 11:57:00 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 7 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/3/2012 | DRAGANA JOVANOVIC | Good Morning America
    Dentures of two of the world's most famous composers have allegedly been stolen from their graves by a Slovak man who boasts of his crimes on YouTube saying he intends to use the purloined choppers to start a museum. Ondrej Jajcaj, the self confessed thief, says the teeth he extracted from the tombs of the famous 19th century composers Johann Strauss and Johannes Brahms will be part of an exhibition of hundreds of objects plundered from more ordinary graves. The man was identified in Austrian media reports simply by his initials, O.J. But a search on the internet reveals Ondrej...
  • Jan. 25, 1945: CDC Honors 65 Years of Community Water Fluoridation

    01/25/2012 9:54:42 AM PST · by Daffynition · 23 replies ^ | January 25, 2012 | staff reporter
    Sixty-five years ago, on January 25, 1945, the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, added fluoride to its municipal water system and community water fluoridation began. Since that day, this simple, safe, and inexpensive public health intervention has contributed to a remarkable decline in tooth decay in the United States, with each generation enjoying better oral health than the previous generation. After fluoride’s oral health benefits were discovered in the 1930s, the next step was to achieve optimal levels in community water supplies. Four communities had agreed to undertake community studies, but Grand Rapids was the first to begin implementation. After...
  • If Your Teeth Could Talk...

    12/26/2011 4:39:09 PM PST · by Dysart · 46 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12-26-2011 | Melinda Beck
    The eyes may be the window to the soul, but the mouth provides an even better view of the body as a whole. Some of the earliest signs of diabetes, cancer, pregnancy, immune disorders, hormone imbalances and drug issues show up in the gums, teeth and tongue—sometimes long before a patient knows anything is wrong. There's also growing evidence that oral health problems, particularly gum disease, can harm a patient's general health as well, raising the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, pneumonia and pregnancy complications. "We have lots of data showing a direct correlation between inflammation in the mouth...
  • YOUR PEARLY WHITES How often you visit a dentist can predict [...] how you will vote

    10/09/2011 12:17:53 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 33 replies
    Sky Valley Chronicle ^ | September 27, 2011 | unknown
    Walk up to as mirror and flash that Hollywood smile. See those teeth? You probably have no idea how much they tell about you. Because the appearance of those teeth is usually an indicator of how often you see a dentist and how often you do see that enamel driller and puller tells oodles about your behavior -- such as how you’ll probably vote [...] --SNIP-- Oral health, they found, is positively associated with states that voted for Obama for President 2008 –- meaning if you had good teeth, good oral health and went to the dentist when you should...
  • Tokyo Dental Salon Specializes in Giving Girls Crooked Teeth

    10/01/2011 7:21:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies ^ | Sept. 27, 2011 | Spooky
    A dental salon in Tokyo’s Ginza district has become very popular with girls after it advertised a cosmetic procedure that lengthens and sharpens canines to enhance a feature Japanese call “yaeba”. Crooked teeth are seen as imperfections in many western countries, and particularly in America, where braces are practically a God-given gift to man, but in Japan, a country where almost everything is different, they are considered cute, even adorable. Yaeba means double tooth in Japanese, but it doesn’t describe major dental deformities, but rather the vampire-like look obtained when the two molars crowd the canines pushing them forward to...
  • Stem cells grow fully functional new teeth [Hope for Brits]

    07/13/2011 9:18:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies ^ | 07-13-2011 | Staff
    Researchers from Japan recently published a paper in PLoS One describing their successful growth and transplantation of new teeth created from the stem cells of mice. In order to create these teeth, Takashi Tsuji from Tokyo University of Science and his team removed two different stem cells from the molar teeth of mice. They took these stem cells to grow in the laboratory. In order to control how the teeth grew, as far as shape and length, the stem cells were placed in a mold to grow. Once the cells grew into full tooth units, the researchers then transplanted them...
  • Hearing Aids Via Teeth Receives Second FDA Clearance

    07/12/2011 5:38:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | July 11, 2011 at 6:02 am | janice kraft
    The SoundBite Hearing Aid system has received it’s second clearance by the USA Food and Drug Administration. The device provides a unique and innovative alternative for the hearing impaired. The new FDA clearance allows use of the SoundBite system for patients with conductive hearing loss. SoundBite is a non surgical solution for the hearing impaired. It is a cost effective alternative to existing surgical procedures that yield similar results. The device is a removable prosthetic that uses bone conduction through your teeth to amplify and transmit sound clearly to your inner ear. “We are pleased that the uses of the...
  • Court: Teeth are not dangerous

    03/25/2011 6:19:57 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 10 replies
    upi ^ | March. 24, 2011
    PORTLAND, Ore.- Finding that teeth are not a dangerous weapon, The Oregon Court of Appeals Wednesday overturned a first-degree assault conviction. The case grew out of a 2008 fight, The Oregonian Fellow reported. The two Marion County men involved in the incident were "both incredibly drunk," said Mark Obert, attorney for 30-year-old Scott Russell Kuperus II, who bit off a chunk of his neighbor's ear. Convicted of first-degree assault and second-degree assault, Kuperus was sentenced to 90 months in prison. One requirement for a first-degree assault charge is use of a dangerous weapon, defined by state law as any weapon...
  • Oregon court rules teeth not considered dangerous weapon in a fight

    03/24/2011 9:21:26 AM PDT · by illiac · 9 replies ^ | 3/23/11 | Tom Hallman, Jr.
    I see Oregon is really putting some "teeth" into their laws... Biting your opponent during a brawl may violate the rules of what's considered a fair fight, but it doesn't turn the attack into first-degree assault. The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled Wednesday that teeth cannot be considered dangerous weapon in a case that grew out of a 2008 fight between two Marion County men. During the fight, 30-year-old Scott Russell Kuperus II, clamped down and took out a chunk of his opponent's lower ear. He was arrested and later convicted of first-degree assault and second-degree assault and sentenced...
  • Naked drunk woman throws rocks, pulls own teeth

    03/08/2011 7:53:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 8, 2011 | Barbara Hijek
    And in the "Is there anyone more outrageous than Charlie Sheen" category, we have Tina Belinda Masta. Witnesses say a drunken Tina Belinda Masta, 46, cursed at three men, threw rocks at them, pulled her clothes off and threatened to beat them up in Naples on Saturday evening, reports the Naples Daily News.
  • Help needed identifying fossils (Vanity)

    01/01/2011 6:51:30 AM PST · by Hotmetal · 57 replies
    I found all of these on my first outting in one creek. I was told the large teeth are from a mastodon but they don't look like the ones I've seen on the web. The vertabra I was told, are maybe from a mosasaur.
  • Nurse pulls tooth from man's ear canal

    10/17/2010 8:36:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies · 1+ views ^ | Oct. 18, 2010 | ninemsn staff
    A British man who endured agonising earaches for 33 years says he can finally sleep easy after doctors removed a tooth from his ear canal. Stephen Hirst said he went to hospital for one final attempt to diagnose the source of the pain when the nurse made the discovery, the Daily Express reports. "The nurse put a suction tube in my ear and cleaned it, then she had a go with a microscope probe and finally used some tweezers," Mr Hirst was quoted as saying. "She said she couldn’t believe what she’d found in my ear and showed me the...
  • Tooth Regeneration Gel Could Replace Painful Fillings

    08/01/2010 10:05:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Discovery ^ | Jun 28, 2010 | Eric Bland
    Could this new gel be the biggest dental breakthrough since the introduction of fluoride? THE GIST A new gel could soon eliminate painful fillings and root canals. The technology doesn't prevent cavities; it heals teeth by regenerating them. Although this is good news for teeth, the research could also be applied to heal bones and other tissues in the body. Dentists could soon hang up their drills. A new peptide, embedded in a soft gel or a thin, flexible film and placed next to a cavity, encourages cells inside teeth to regenerate in about a month, according to a new...
  • Gel that can help decayed teeth grow back could end fillings

    07/27/2010 8:47:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies · 4+ views ^ | 7/27/2010 | Pat Hagan
    Open wide: Thanks to a new gel, soon this won't hurt A gel that can help decayed teeth grow back in just weeks may mean an end to fillings. The gel, which is being developed by scientists in France, works by prompting cells in teeth to start multiplying. They then form healthy new tooth tissue that gradually replaces what has been lost to decay. Researchers say in lab studies it took just four weeks to restore teeth back to their original healthy state. The gel contains melanocyte-stimulating hormone, or MSH. We produce this in the pituitary gland, a pea-sized gland...
  • Health Care and Dental Implants

    07/10/2010 11:23:53 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies ^ | 07/10/2010 | Mark Roberts
    One of the most requested new dental procedures that has become very popular over the past few years is dental implants. All the young hip kids are talking about it, and dentists. Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements used to counter tooth loss, according to The procedure is categorized as a form of prosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry, though it also falls into the category of cosmetic dentistry as well. Although you have a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, none have proven to be as functionally effective and durable as implants. In many cases, dental...
  • 'Sea monster' whale fossil unearthed

    06/30/2010 9:36:54 PM PDT · by shibumi · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 30, 2010 | Pallab Ghosh
    Researchers have discovered the fossilised remains of an ancient whale with huge, fearsome teeth. Writing in the journal Nature, the scientists have dubbed the 12 million-year-old creature "Leviathan". It is thought to have been more than 17m long, and might have engaged in fierce battles with other giant sea creatures from the time. Leviathan was much like the modern sperm whale in terms of size and appearance. Continue reading the main story At the same time in the same waters was another monster... they might have fought each other Dr Christian de Muizon Natural History Museum, Paris But that is...
  • Dental implants could be grown inside patients' mouths

    05/30/2010 11:00:39 PM PDT · by Natural Born 54 · 10 replies · 537+ views
    gizmag ^ | May 28, 2010 | Ben Coxworth
    Conventional dental implants are typically screwed into the patient’s jaw bone, require visits to several types of clinicians, take two to six months to heal, and are still subject to failure. Not exactly an ideal solution to missing teeth. A professor of dental medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, however, has devised a technique wherein implants could be grown in the empty tooth socket, right inside the patient’s mouth. Dr. Jeremy Mao started with a tooth-shaped scaffold made of microchannelled natural materials, infused with a growth factor. In an animal-model study, he placed that structure in a recipient’s empty tooth...
  • Fish With Human-like Teeth

    04/01/2010 7:41:06 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 55 replies · 2,330+ views
    Pacu fish, cousins to the piranha and known as "frugivores," have human-like teeth that can crack nuts and fruits.
  • (Video)George Washington’s dentures on display (I Know You're Curious)

    10/16/2009 1:33:49 AM PDT · by bogusname · 5 replies · 629+ views
    MSN Video ^ | October 15, 2009 | Becca Field
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