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The hard truth

By Dave Sammut and Chantelle Craig

These fascinating facts about the chemistry of teeth make for perfect conversation next time you’re in the dentist’s chair – if you can get a word in.

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Touchy feely

By Ben Selinger
Thermal conductivity What do you notice when you open your dishwasher after it has just finished and is still hot? The plastic containers are...

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Wine and oral health

By Geoffrey R. Scollary
The consumption of red wine, especially wines high in polyphenols, can lead to discolouration of the teeth. There are plenty of almost...

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Was it Roscoe?

By Ian D. Rae
A couple of years ago, I was contacted by English chemists who are preparing a biography of the English chemist Henry Enfield Roscoe. In...

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