What causes cavities and how to spot tooth decay

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14,000-year-old molar gives us oldest proof of dentistry, and will make you love your dentist’s drill

Just as today -or a little less often, as we tend to abuse our teeth quite a bit nowadyas – early humans had to deal with cavities. An infected 14,000 year old molar may give us a glimpse into how they treated such afflictions, and is the oldest known evidence of dentistry.

Nanotech toothbrush means you never need toothpaste again

It’s common sense – in order to brush your teeth, you need water, a toothbrush, and toothpaste. Well, a company from Japan wants to change all that: they’ve developed a nanotechnology toothbrush that basically eliminates the need for toothpaste.

2.4 Billion People Have Untreated Tooth Decay

Dental health is still a generally neglected issue throughout the world – most people just delay their dental problem or simply ignore them until they become unbearable. Although it’s pretty simple to have a correct dental hygiene, most people simply don’t care enough about this, and as a result, almost 2 and a half billion people suffer from untreated tooth decay.