Yvonne Carts-Powell

Extreme hygiene: Cleaning a hippo’s mighty molars

In hilarious, technology on June 17, 2014 at 7:08 am

I once wrote an article about whales with toothaches at SeaWorld. The keepers used an IR camera to check for hotspots in the whales’ gums (which could indicate infected areas before they become apparent to the naked eye). The sooner a grumpy whale’s source of pain can be diagnosed, the sooner it can be addressed. In this photo from New Scientist, another big mammal is getting some dental care:
Extreme hygiene: Cleaning a hippo's mighty molars.

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