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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.
Fluoride varnish: is there any benefit?

Fluoride varnish: is there any benefit?

Antibiotic resistance is transferring from humans to animals

Antibiotic resistance is transferring from humans to animals

New advance could lead to regrowth of decayed enamel

New advance could lead to regrowth of decayed enamel

ADHA comments on a study linking maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy and children's IQ scores

ADHA comments on a study linking maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy and children's IQ scores

Elite athletes have high rates of oral disease despite frequent brushing

Elite athletes have high rates of oral disease despite frequent brushing

Is higher fluoride intake in pregnancy affecting kids’ IQ?

Is higher fluoride intake in pregnancy affecting kids’ IQ?

Scientists discover mechanism that could offer potential new solution to tooth repair

Scientists discover mechanism that could offer potential new solution to tooth repair

Dental visits drop after adults turn 80, study finds

Dental visits drop after adults turn 80, study finds

Israeli scientists invent new tooth fillings to fight recurrent decay

Israeli scientists invent new tooth fillings to fight recurrent decay

Study highlights potential health impact of zero-calorie sweeteners

Study highlights potential health impact of zero-calorie sweeteners

Charcoal-based toothpaste comes with 'real risks'

Charcoal-based toothpaste comes with 'real risks'

Honey ‘as high in sugars as table sugar’

Honey ‘as high in sugars as table sugar’

Genetic makeup does not predispose people to tooth decay, study finds

Genetic makeup does not predispose people to tooth decay, study finds

Small army of tiny robots can remove dental plaque

Small army of tiny robots can remove dental plaque

Dentists' diagnostic performance deteriorates when put under time pressure

Dentists' diagnostic performance deteriorates when put under time pressure

Over 100 children are having rotten teeth removed everyday, says UK government

Over 100 children are having rotten teeth removed everyday, says UK government

Colon cancer could be made more aggressive by common oral bacteria

Colon cancer could be made more aggressive by common oral bacteria

Researchers find how common oral bacteria accelerates growth of colon cancer

Researchers find how common oral bacteria accelerates growth of colon cancer

Western Dental offers tips to prevent bad breath

Western Dental offers tips to prevent bad breath

Researchers develop a new treatment for osteomyelitis

Researchers develop a new treatment for osteomyelitis