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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.
Archaeologist discovers 800-year-old genomes from bacterial infection in Byzantine skeleton

Archaeologist discovers 800-year-old genomes from bacterial infection in Byzantine skeleton

Eight hundred years ago, in a hardscrabble farming community on the outskirts of what was once one of the fabled cities of the ancient world, Troy, a 30-year-old woman was laid to rest in a stone-lined grave. [More]
Many researchers report lack of evidence for caries-preventive effect of water fluoridation

Many researchers report lack of evidence for caries-preventive effect of water fluoridation

"Fluoridated water [does] not seem, based on the existing literature, to hold sufficient evidence for the reduction of dental caries," report Italian researchers in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. [More]
Nutritional guidelines restricting sugar intake not based on high quality science, study finds

Nutritional guidelines restricting sugar intake not based on high quality science, study finds

Nutritional guidelines restricting sugar intake are not based on high quality science, finds new study led by McMaster University and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). [More]
Study estimates health benefits of UK soft drinks industry levy

Study estimates health benefits of UK soft drinks industry levy

The UK soft drinks industry levy, due to be introduced in April 2018, is estimated to have significant health benefits, especially among children, according to the first study to estimate its health impact, published in The Lancet Public Health. [More]
Dental problems linked to cleft lip and palate may be caused by abnormal salivary glands

Dental problems linked to cleft lip and palate may be caused by abnormal salivary glands

A new study in the Journal of Dental Research suggests that dental problems commonly associated with cleft lip and palate may be caused by abnormalities in salivary glands and an imbalance of immune compounds in the mouth. [More]

Scientists find new approach to develop cheaper calorie-free sweeteners

Despite not being totally calorie-free sweeteners, polyalcohols are widely used in the food industry. [More]
New research suggests only 12% of older Americans have dental insurance

New research suggests only 12% of older Americans have dental insurance

Only 12 percent of older Americans have some form of dental insurance and fewer than half visited a dentist in the previous year, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research on Medicare beneficiaries. [More]
Gloucester MP joins with Genix Healthcare to combat tooth decay among young children

Gloucester MP joins with Genix Healthcare to combat tooth decay among young children

Gloucester MP Richard Graham has joined forces with Genix Healthcare to fight against tooth decay, particularly among young children, and increase NHS registrations in the city. [More]

Study explores cost-effectiveness of school-based dental sealant programs for children

New research findings demonstrate that school-based dental sealant programs, in which students receive preventative oral care while at school, are cost-effective in protecting at-risk children's permanent teeth from decay. [More]
Fiscal policies could help reduce consumption of sugary drinks, new WHO report reveals

Fiscal policies could help reduce consumption of sugary drinks, new WHO report reveals

Taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, says a new World Health Organization report. [More]
New method allows early detection of tooth decay using long-wavelength infrared imaging

New method allows early detection of tooth decay using long-wavelength infrared imaging

Dental caries-- tooth decay -- is the most prevalent dental disease among children and adults around the world. Left too long before treatment, the disease results in difficulty eating, infection, and even tooth loss. [More]
Dental fillings contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, research shows

Dental fillings contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, research shows

Dental surface restorations composed of dental amalgam, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals, significantly contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, according to new research from the University of Georgia's department of environmental health science in the College of Public Health. [More]
Professor Robert Hill presents first data on dental fillings for smart repair of tooth decay

Professor Robert Hill presents first data on dental fillings for smart repair of tooth decay

The first data on dental fillings that can actively repair tooth decay is presented by Professor Robert Hill. Professor Hill is Chair of Physical Sciences at the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London and co-founder and director of research at BioMin Technologies. [More]
Study highlights how warning labels on sugary drinks influence purchasing intentions of teenagers

Study highlights how warning labels on sugary drinks influence purchasing intentions of teenagers

Teens are more than 15 percent less likely to say they would purchase soft drinks and other sugary drinks that include health warning labels, according to a new study led by researchers at the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. [More]
Tips to help older adults maintain lifelong oral health

Tips to help older adults maintain lifelong oral health

Seventy million people in this country - 20 percent of the US population -- will be 65 or older by 2030. If you're one of them, you probably think often about how to stay as fit and healthy as possible. But, you may not be giving as much thought to the health of your teeth. [More]
Video selfies of tooth-brushing can help improve oral health care techniques, study shows

Video selfies of tooth-brushing can help improve oral health care techniques, study shows

Recording smart phone video "selfies" of tooth-brushing can help people learn to improve their oral health care techniques, according to a new study. [More]
New research shows kids may harbor oral microbes from other nonrelative children

New research shows kids may harbor oral microbes from other nonrelative children

New ongoing research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Biology and School of Dentistry is showing more evidence that children may receive oral microbes from other, nonrelative children. [More]
Penn researchers use iron-containing nanoparticles to reduce plaque and prevent tooth decay

Penn researchers use iron-containing nanoparticles to reduce plaque and prevent tooth decay

The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can "hide" within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer scaffold. [More]
New home-based intervention aims to improve health outcomes of children of South Asian immigrants

New home-based intervention aims to improve health outcomes of children of South Asian immigrants

More than one-third of Bronx residents are born outside of the United States. Often separated from family, challenged by language barriers, unfamiliar with health resources, and burdened by poverty, they are at high risk for health problems. And these risks extend to their young children. [More]
Survey finds regular sports drinks consumption among children

Survey finds regular sports drinks consumption among children

A high proportion of 12-14 year olds are regularly consuming sports drinks socially, increasing their risk of obesity and tooth erosion, concludes a Cardiff University School of Dentistry survey. [More]
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