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Cavity Healing Gel Could Render Dentist Drills Obsolete

Somewhere between our third and fifth root canal, we came to the conclusion that dentists are sick, twisted people. After all, anyone who truly wants to spend a career punishing people for enjoying candy has got to have some sort of serious God complex. Sure, pulling down a cool six figures for making small talk with drooling patients may "sweeten" the deal, but is it really worth living your life...

Chewing Robot Takes Bite Out of Denture Trouble-Shooting

Dental technology has made long strides since our first president chewed away at his corn pone and salt pork (or whatever) with his notorious set of wooden (or ivory?) chompers. Since then, dentists have learned to replace God's own teeth with materials ranging from gold to porcelain. Despite those advancements, though, scientists haven't been able to come up with a sure-fire way to reliably and...

Study Shows Cell Phones Can Trigger Mercury to Leak from Fillings

We're not even going to pretend we fully grasp what's going on here, but the long and short of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences' latest findings are that cell phones can trigger the release of mercury from one's fillings. Yes, seriously. The study asserts that out of 14 test subjects with fillings, those who used mobile phones had a statistically significant increase of mercury from urine...

Control an iPod with Your Teeth!

Researchers at Japan's Osaka University have developed a technology that is sure to be a boon to the handicapped and terminally lazy: a headset rigged with a small computer and infrared sensors that detect when the wearer clenches his teeth. These mouth movements are then translated by the headset into commands for controlling MP3 players and other devices -- a technology that could potentially...