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Also termed caries, tooth decay refers to the destruction of the hard white enamel on the surface of teeth that protects the inner pulp and nerves inside from the elements. This causes exposure of the inner nerves to hot and cold food or drink which leads to pain.
New funding supports pilot study that aims to address national crisis in children's oral health

New funding supports pilot study that aims to address national crisis in children's oral health

Researchers at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry have received funding of around £150,000 from the Medical Research Council to support a pilot study which aims to go some way towards addressing the national crisis in children's oral health, especially in communities of social deprivation. [More]
Study demonstrates that high sugar intake linked to poor family functioning

Study demonstrates that high sugar intake linked to poor family functioning

The quality of general family functioning is a major determinant of healthy dietary habits - according to new research published in the Journal of Caries Research and led by Queen Mary University of London. [More]
New study focuses on dental screenings for drug misuse

New study focuses on dental screenings for drug misuse

A visit to the dentist has the potential to be more than a checkup of our teeth as patients are increasingly screened for medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes. [More]
Griffith research aims to combat tooth decay problems in Australian children

Griffith research aims to combat tooth decay problems in Australian children

Tooth decay in children is a major problem across Australia, especially so in rural, remote and Indigenous communities. Children in the Northern Peninsula Area have a particular problem partly because the plant to add fluoride to the water system is no longer in use. [More]
Grant program aims to provide oral health care to underserved people facing substance abuse issues

Grant program aims to provide oral health care to underserved people facing substance abuse issues

People with drug problems don't often come to mind as an underserved population regarding health care. Yet, because of their substance abuse issues, they often go without essential medical services, particularly when it comes to caring for their teeth and other oral tissues. [More]
Survey: Over 30% of parents say their children missed school due to oral health problem

Survey: Over 30% of parents say their children missed school due to oral health problem

This past school year was a painful one for many U.S. students, according to a new survey out today from Delta Dental. The survey finds that more than 30 percent of parents said their children between the ages of six and 12 had to miss school due to an oral health problem. [More]
Calcivis Caries Activity Imaging System meets primary performance endpoint in first clinical study

Calcivis Caries Activity Imaging System meets primary performance endpoint in first clinical study

Calcivis, a medical devices company focused on revolutionising the management of tooth decay and enabling preventive dentistry, today announces headline results from the first clinical study of its Calcivis® Caries Activity Imaging System. [More]
Plaque can be used to predict, identify and treat diseases, say researchers

Plaque can be used to predict, identify and treat diseases, say researchers

Scraped from the gums, teeth and tongue in the form of plaque, the researchers behind Canada's first plaque bank are betting that the bacterial content of plaque will open up a new frontier of medicine. [More]
New research project aims to improve oral health among children

New research project aims to improve oral health among children

A new research project from the University of Copenhagen has established an effective model for the fight against the escalating burden of tooth decay among children in Asia. The model is an important tool in breaking the social inequity in oral health of children. [More]

Researchers developing new mercury-free material to treat tooth decay

Tooth decay is a serious health problem and it is often necessary to repair cavities. Today they often use a composite filling material made of acrylate compounds, as it resembles the colour of the teeth and is reasonably strong so it can handle the rigors of the powerful chewing movements. [More]
New WHO guidelines advise lowering sugar intake

New WHO guidelines advise lowering sugar intake

New World Health Organization guidelines recommend that people reduce their daily free sugar intake to less than 10% of their total calorie intake, with a reduction to 5% representing a further target. [More]
Sugar intake and tooth decay: an interview with Professor Nigel Pitts

Sugar intake and tooth decay: an interview with Professor Nigel Pitts

Globally, dental caries (the technical term for tooth decay) is the most prevalent non-communicable disease, affecting 80% of the global population. Healthy teeth support overall well-being, while dental caries can contribute to high levels of pain and anxiety, as well as leading to other medical problems. [More]
Family Dollar, Colgate-Palmolive partner to inspire African-American families during Black History Month

Family Dollar, Colgate-Palmolive partner to inspire African-American families during Black History Month

Colgate-Palmolive Company and Family Dollar have partnered to inspire African-American families during February's Black History Month to honor their past and treasure their future with a healthy smile. [More]
K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital introduces Meridian Dentistry for Children

K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital introduces Meridian Dentistry for Children

K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center introduces Meridian Dentistry for Children, a specialized, full-service, dental practice for infants, children and adolescents in a child-friendly, caring environment. [More]
TOSH Program aims to improve oral-systemic health

TOSH Program aims to improve oral-systemic health

Improving oral health is a leading population health goal; however, curricula preparing health professionals have a dearth of oral health content and clinical experiences. Funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration, New York University College of Nursing's Teaching Oral-Systemic Health Program is working to build interprofessional oral health workforce capacity which addresses a significant public health issue, increases oral health care access, and improves oral-systemic health across the lifespan. [More]

Dental researchers encourage parents to seek dental care for children

Dental researchers hope to vastly improve oral health in children by countering a common misperception that dental care for baby teeth isn't important because they just fall out anyway. [More]
Calcivis announces completion of first clinical study of Caries Activity Imaging System

Calcivis announces completion of first clinical study of Caries Activity Imaging System

Calcivis, a medical devices company focused on revolutionising the management of tooth decay, today announces that it has completed a first clinical study of its Calcivis® Caries Activity Imaging System. [More]
Use of preventive dental care rises among Medicaid-enrolled children in Pennsylvania

Use of preventive dental care rises among Medicaid-enrolled children in Pennsylvania

A study conducted by researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's PolicyLab shows the proportion of US-born, Medicaid-enrolled children in Pennsylvania who utilized preventive dental care rose significantly for children ages 5-10 years from 2005-2010, with marked gains among Latino children. [More]
Western Dental signs research collaboration agreement with UCSF

Western Dental signs research collaboration agreement with UCSF

Western Dental, one of the nation's leaders in accessible, affordable oral health care, announced a first-of-its-kind research collaboration agreement with the University of California, San Francisco, a leading center of health sciences research, patient care, and education. [More]
Tips for instilling positive dental habits in children

Tips for instilling positive dental habits in children

It's possible you've heard the alarming news; over 78% of adult Americans currently have some form of gum disease. [More]
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