Teeth Help Tell the Story of Human Evolution

A new study published in the Journal Nature helps us get a better look at the lives of our ancestors by studying the morphology of teeth.  This information will be useful in evaluating new fossil finds, and give us clues to how we might adapt to our environment in the future.

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Hands For Cosmas: Dr. McGavin provides free dental work to Ugandan man

Dr. Scott K. McGavin had the opportunity to provide dental work to Cosmas, a Ugandan man who is in Utah to receive prosthetic hands. Watch the video that aired on Channel 2 News at the link below!

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If you are an HPSP scholarship recipient, you can get reimbursed by the military for a laptop rental.  www.laptopsformilitarydocs.com offers many HPSP computer rental options with a rent to lease contract to ensure that you will get reimbursed by the military for your laptop rental.

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Calling all blueberry lovers!

If the taste alone wasn't enticing enough, researchers are developing the ultimate incentive for eating blueberries.  They are using wild blueberry extract in an attempt to prevent the formation of dental plaque that leads to periodontal disease!

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You knew soda was bad for your teeth, but what about white bread or dried fruits?

There might be a few things that surprise you on this list of the 7 worst foods for your teeth.  Luckily, you can continue to consume these foods as long as you drink plenty of water throughout the day to rinse the harmful components off your teeth.

Ice, Dried Fruits, Bread, Alcohol, Sour Candy, Soda, Beets and Berries

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We are halfway through Shark Week! Have you learned how many teeth Sharks have yet?

Sharks have around 50 teeth with multiple rows (approx. 300 teeth) in development at one time.  Over the course of their lives, they can have up to 50,000 teeth! When one tooth pops out, another one falls into place.  It's a good thing humans aren't the same way, or we wouldn't need dentists!

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Did you know that 27% of people lie to their dentist about flossing?

Many people would rather wash dishes, clean the toilet, or listen to a crying baby on a plane than floss their teeth every day! Flossing is important and the dentist always knows if you've been flossing properly, whether or not you tell the truth!

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There are 4 different types of teeth in your mouth. Do you know what each of them do?

Incisors, canines, molars, and premolars all have different functions in the mouth.  They work together to effectively break down food into small pieces.  Without one or the other it would be much more difficult to chew your food which is why it is important to take care of all of your teeth.

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Soda and fruit juice are 'biggest culprits in dental erosion'

Did you know that sodas, carbonated drinks, sports drinks, and fruit juices are all known to be harmful to teeth if they are consumed too often?  This is because all of these drinks are acidic and wear down tooth enamel! Acidity is normally buffered by saliva, however when a drink is too acidic, saliva is unable to fully neutralize the environment in the mouth and enamel erosion occurs.

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Not All Viruses Are Bad! This One Could Prevent Dental Infections!

A virus found in sewage in Jerusalem has shown promising results in eliminating E. faecalis, a dangerous bacterium that can cause heart infection.  This bacterium is also commonly present in post-treatment root canal infections.  The use of this virus to fight off the bacteria is a novel idea because it appears to have no harmful effects on humans.

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Where did you grow up? I bet your teeth would know!

"Our teeth can reveal where we grew up, according to a new study that says as our tooth enamel develops, it locks in the isotope composition of the lead we have been exposed to in childhood. And as human activity that generates lead pollution varies around the world, so do the profiles of lead isotopes in the environment."

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Severe Periodontitis is the Sixth Most Prevalent Disease in the World!

Do you wonder why oral hygiene is stressed so much by your dentist?  It is probably because so many people experience difficulties due to bad oral hygiene, such as periodontitis!

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Keep Your Teeth and Keep Your Mind!

A new study shows a link between tooth loss and slowing mind and body. 

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Colorectal Cancer May Be Caused By Oral Bacteria

The bacteria in your mouth could trigger cancer in your colon.  This is just one more reason to keep up on your oral hygiene!

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Periodontal Disease Increases Your Risk of Kidney Disease!

If there weren't already enough reasons to floss and take care of your gums, here is one more!

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Don't Sleep With Your Dentures Or You'll Get Pneumonia!

Your chances of getting pneumonia double by sleeping in your dentures, so take those things out before getting under the covers!

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Why Dental Hygiene is Important

We've all heard it a million times, "It's important to take care of our teeth".  What are some of the actual reasons why it is important though?

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