Dental records can identify osteoporosis risk

Dental records can identify osteoporosis risk years before condition develops | UPDATED: 21:52 GMT, 22 September 2012 Dentists at Manchester University are pioneering a technology called Osteodent that can detect those at risk of osteoporosis by looking at dental scans years before the condition develops.

Brushing your teeth after meals can actually damage them

Brushing your teeth too soon after meals can seriously damage them, warn dentists Brushing within 20 minutes can corrode teethDrives corrosive acids 'deep into teeth, dentists warnWaiting an hour can protect teeth | UPDATED: 16:15 GMT, 4 June 2012 Many people brush more than the recommended number of times per day – especially after a rich meal Many people brush more than the recommended number of times per day – especially after a rich meal.

Crashed plane of Second World War pilot Dennis Copping discovered in the Sahara desert

Frozen in the sands of time: Eerie Second World War RAF fighter plane discovered in the Sahara… 70 years after it crashed in the desertPilot of the Kittyhawk P-40 was thought to have survived crash, but died trying to walk out of the desertAircraft was found almost perfectly preserved, unseen and untouched, after it came down in 1942Historian describes find as “an incredible time capsule” and “the aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun”s Tomb”

Jaina Haq, 6, examined 12 times by doctors after suffering head pain for a year had wooden bead up her nose (and her father found it)

Girl, 6, examined 12 times by doctors after suffering head pain for a year had wooden bead up her nose (and her father found it) Father used bike torch and cotton bud to remove the blockage GPs, dentists and hospital doctors all missed the bead for over 12 monthsSix-year-old suffered rattling breathing, ear infections, an altered voice and a smelly nose because of the obstruction A six-year-old girl endured a year of painful ear, nose and throat problems – because bungling medics failed to spot a wooden bead that was stuck up her nostril.

Scared of the dentist? New painless cavity drill could be on the market in two years

Scared of the dentist New painless cavity drill could be on the market in two years There could yet be hope for those who live in fear of getting a filling, as a new painless cavity drill is set to hit dentists” surgeries. The hi-tech “plasma brush” can hollow out rotten teeth in just 30 seconds, with only a slight cooling sensation for the patient. It uses chemical reactions to disinfect cavities before operations, and forms a bond on the tooth which is much stronger than current techniques