It sounds like a nightmare. A California woman complains to her doctor about pain in one of her eyes. She leaves his office six-and-a-half hours later after surgery to remove small chunks of bone growing in her eyelid.Friday, 25 January, 2013, 12:07pm
Everyone will remember the strapline from Jaws: 'Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water'. John Williams, who wrote the film score, described the dramatic theme music as being reminiscent of a shark: 'instinctual, relentless, unstoppable'.11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Tooth decay is not just a problem in this age of chocolate and candy. Even dinosaurs suffered from it, scientists say. A recently found jawbone from Texas shows the earliest clues about toothache. The 275-million-year-old jawbone of a reptile has missing and rotting teeth.20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Ruby asks: Can chewing gum really strengthen our teeth?
Wynnie says: People have enjoyed chewing gum-like substances for centuries - the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and early Native Americans chewed resin from trees.10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
Long in the tooth
What do these 'tooth' phrases mean?
1 to have a sweet tooth
a. to have a toothache
b. to enjoy eating sweet things
2 to go through something with a fine-tooth comb
a. to go through something very thoroughly
b. to look at something very quickly24 Feb 2010 - 12:00am
Malinee asks: Is it true that sports drinks are bad for your teeth?6 Dec 2009 - 12:00am
No one looks good with vampire mouth; not even True Blood's Bill Compton can pull off the look. Photographs from a big red wine night can look downright scary, blue-red lips, grey teeth and purple tongues.28 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
Sports and energy drinks may help to rehydrate you after a workout but sipping on these all day can damage your teeth. That's because acids in sports drinks eat away at the tooth's hard enamel coating into the dentine (bone-like structure underneath), causing the teeth to soften. If this is left untreated, it can lead to severe tooth decay.9 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
Starring: Jess Weixler, Hale Appleman, John Hensley
Director: Mitchell Lichtenstein
Category: III8 May 2008 - 12:00am
The public has been warned to consult a dentist before getting teeth bleached to avoid possible complications.
Dental Association president Sigmund Leung Sai-man said yesterday the public should understand that patients with gum problems, cavities and defective fillings were unsuitable candidates for bleaching.25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am