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When did dentistry begin?

The first school for dentists was founded in 1840. Dentistry, the art and science of treating disease of the teeth and the parts of the mouth, is rather new. There were no real dentists with about 250 years ago.  But people needed dentists for many centuries before that. In ancient times, there was not too …

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How does a frog catch its food?

The frogs catches insects and other small food animals on the sticky tip of its long tongue. All summer long, the little frog squats, motionless, on the bank of a quiet pond or brook and watches for passing insects.  If a fly or cricket passes within reach, the frog’s long tongue will snap out like …

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Why do we have two sets of teeth?

Our second set of teeth are stronger replacements for the smaller baby teeth as the jaws change and crow bigger. Everyone grows two sets of teeth:  a first (primary), or baby teeth, and a second, or permanent set. Nature has given us two sets.  Teeth small enough for a child would be too little for …

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