Tiny shapeshifting robots brush and floss your teeth, kill bacteria
Like many menial tasks, there may soon be a way to outsource brushing your teeth to robots. Engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a system of microrobots that can change shape to form bristles or floss. They don't just brush plaque away, but release antimicrobials to kill bad...
Need a New Tooth? Drug Discovered to Regenerate Lost Teeth
Antibody for USAG-1 shown to stimulate tooth growth. The tooth fairy is a welcome guest for any child who has lost a tooth. Not only will the fairy leave a small gift under the pillow, but the child can be assured of a new tooth in a few months.
At Last: New Synthetic Tooth Enamel Is Harder and Stronger Than the Real Thing
Delivering what has been so challenging to produce, researchers present an engineered analog of tooth enamel - an ideal model for designing biomimetic materials - designed to closely mimic the composition and structure of biological teeth's hard mineralized outer layer. It demonstrates exceptional m