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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.
A collaborative research project to detect biofilm causing pathogens within chronic infections

A collaborative research project to detect biofilm causing pathogens within chronic infections

Science identifies rare, healthy sugar in native stingless bee honey

Science identifies rare, healthy sugar in native stingless bee honey

Study: Probiotic derived from Chinese pickles can prevent cavities

Study: Probiotic derived from Chinese pickles can prevent cavities

Water fluoridation not linked to increased risk of osteosarcoma, study shows

Water fluoridation not linked to increased risk of osteosarcoma, study shows

Clemson study provides insight into role of fungi in early childhood dental health

Clemson study provides insight into role of fungi in early childhood dental health

YAP signal pathway plays a vital role in the onset of head-and-neck cancer

YAP signal pathway plays a vital role in the onset of head-and-neck cancer

Bacteria multiply and grow into biofilms like settlers form cities

Bacteria multiply and grow into biofilms like settlers form cities

Study reveals how overexposure to fluoride causes defects in tooth enamel

Study reveals how overexposure to fluoride causes defects in tooth enamel

PFAS associated with greater tooth decay in children

PFAS associated with greater tooth decay in children

Vitamin D in pregnancy reduces risk of enamel defects in offspring

Vitamin D in pregnancy reduces risk of enamel defects in offspring

Bioactive peptide helps prevent new cavities, heal existing ones

Bioactive peptide helps prevent new cavities, heal existing ones

A dentist's drill may not be the best way to manage tooth decay in children

A dentist's drill may not be the best way to manage tooth decay in children

Tips to help older adults maintain good oral health

Tips to help older adults maintain good oral health

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