Bone loss around teethCredit: Monell Chemical Senses Center; Nature Communications

Mice lacking α-gustducin develop accelerated loss of bone supporting the teeth and more severe ligature-induced periodontitis as shown in the top panels (A,C) and the bottom 3D-rendered computed tomography images (B,D) of maxillae from wild-type (A,B) and mice without gustducin (C,D).