Flintstone Filling

Apparently humans were doing dentistry 14,000 years ago. This article explains several things about this ancient dentistry, and this part makes sense to me, “It was known that early humans used toothpicks made from wood or bone for basic dental

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Microbiome Mysteries

Another week, another really good movie to talk about. “Life on Us: A Microscopic Safari” is an Amazon Prime movie that I found super interesting. It’s all about the microbiome that is all around us, helping us to do things like digest food and

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Prehistoric Plaque

I was listening to NPR in the car this weekend, and I heard this story about prehistoric dental plaque. You can check it out here. One of the things the story says is -“"[dental plaque] can calcify within about two weeks, and once it's calcified

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Sugar & Baloney!

Misleading information abounds on the internet. Check out this opening line from an article on QZ.com, “Modern dental hygiene would have been quite unnecessary for ancient Romans living in Pompeii, as research has revealed that they had

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