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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 Better Health campaign launched to encourage families to eat better

New Better Health campaign launched to encourage families to eat better

Researchers investigate individual responses and mechanisms for the increase in soft drink consumption

Researchers investigate individual responses and mechanisms for the increase in soft drink consumption

Countermarketing messages convinces many parents to avoid buying sugary drinks for children

Countermarketing messages convinces many parents to avoid buying sugary drinks for children

Hygienists brace for pitched battles with dentists in fights over practice laws

Hygienists brace for pitched battles with dentists in fights over practice laws

Researchers develop new technique to improve understanding of how acid damages teeth

Researchers develop new technique to improve understanding of how acid damages teeth

Impact of dairy fats on cardiovascular disease

Impact of dairy fats on cardiovascular disease

Poll: One in five children ate fast food more often since the pandemic

Poll: One in five children ate fast food more often since the pandemic

Dentists need to be aware of medication history even in younger patients, study suggests

Dentists need to be aware of medication history even in younger patients, study suggests

Study exposes cognitive vulnerabilities to soft drink advertisements

Study exposes cognitive vulnerabilities to soft drink advertisements

New therapeutic strategy can prevent dental decay in children

New therapeutic strategy can prevent dental decay in children

Researchers unravel how a novel microbial small molecule is connected to dental caries development

Researchers unravel how a novel microbial small molecule is connected to dental caries development

Cognitive behavioral therapy can reduce dental anxiety in children

Cognitive behavioral therapy can reduce dental anxiety in children

New poll highlights how COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted children's dental care

New poll highlights how COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted children's dental care

Archaeological scientists use proteomics to study ancient dairying

Archaeological scientists use proteomics to study ancient dairying

Simple warning labels reduce sugary drink consumption among college students

Simple warning labels reduce sugary drink consumption among college students

Study proves how nitrate reduces blood pressure and improves oral health

Study proves how nitrate reduces blood pressure and improves oral health

New dental treatment helps fill cavities and insurance gaps for seniors

New dental treatment helps fill cavities and insurance gaps for seniors

Study identifies several new microbes that cause dental caries

Study identifies several new microbes that cause dental caries

Study: Biological components combined with socioeconomic factors increases tooth decay

Study: Biological components combined with socioeconomic factors increases tooth decay

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

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