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SmileDirectClub’s $79 LED whitening kit worked exceptionally well — and it didn’t cause me any teeth sensitivity

This $79 at-home teeth whitening kit was surprisingly simple and effective, and it's formulated with the same enamel-safe whitening ingredients used by dentists.

I tried the best-selling water flosser on Amazon, and now I get why it’s so popular

If you hate traditional flossing, you're in luck: Water flossers are more effective and (eventually) way easier to use.
The extinct giant sloth was up to 13 feet tall.

Divers found fossils of an ancient giant sloth hidden in a sinkhole. The creature was 20 feet long.

In a sinkhole, scientists uncovered the remains of a giant sloth. The elephant-sized animal appears to have been able to adapt to changing climates.
The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean uses smart features to give you the best clean.

This $230 Philips Sonicare toothbrush maps your mouth using an app that shows you how to brush better — here’s what it’s like to use...

This $230 smart toothbrush is pricey, but my teeth have never felt cleaner. Here's my experience using the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart toothbrush.

A Singapore startup is offering invisible braces at S$2,200 – and it takes just 3 to 9 months for front teeth to be straightened

This Singapore startup is offering cheaper invisible braces – here's what it can and cannot fix.
This model appears to be wearing the "Mint" toothpolish.

A beauty brand is selling a $20 tooth polish that’s essentially makeup for your teeth

The polish is currently sold in 10 colors and is said to last up to 24 hours. To remove the polish, all you need to do is brush your teeth.
This is what 1,000 human teeth looks like.

1,000 human teeth were found in the wall of a building

About 1,000 human teeth were found in a building in Valdosta, Georgia. They're likely there because the building was a dentist's office in the 1900s.
A file photo of dentures being fitted.

Texas inmates are being denied dentures because prison officials say chewing isn’t a ‘medical necessity’

Texas prison inmates are routinely denied dentures because officials say chewing isn’t a medical necessity. Texas prisons’ medical providers approved dentures to just 71 in 2016 — far less than 15 years ago, when more than 1,000 were approved.

These dentists-turned-entrepreneurs invented a clever way to choose the lowest price you want to pay for dental treatment — here’s how it ...

Two Brooklyn-based dentists have created a tool that matches patients and dentists by price and location.
SmileDirectClub co-founders Alex Fenkell and Jordan Katzman

An $80-a-month startup that wants to help straighten your teeth— without you having to step foot in an orthodontist’s office — has b...

BI PRIME: SmileDirectClub is a 4-year-old startup that helped create the direct-to-consumer clear aligners market — one that's been growing rapidly. The idea behind it is to make straightening teeth more accessible by cutting out the steps of going in person to the doctor's office to get braces.