Tooth Decay News and Research

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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.
Mutated genes lead to tooth enamel defects that increase risk of caries

Mutated genes lead to tooth enamel defects that increase risk of caries

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

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

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

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

Study estimates health benefits of UK soft drinks industry levy

Study estimates health benefits of UK soft drinks industry levy

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

Scientists find new approach to develop cheaper calorie-free sweeteners

Scientists find new approach to develop cheaper calorie-free sweeteners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tips to help older adults maintain lifelong oral health

Tips to help older adults maintain lifelong oral health

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

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

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

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

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