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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.
Penn study: New dental material kills bacteria and resists biofilm growth

Penn study: New dental material kills bacteria and resists biofilm growth

Children, adolescents who do not drink tap water more likely to have tooth decay

Children, adolescents who do not drink tap water more likely to have tooth decay

Sugar harm deliberately from general public for decades

Sugar harm deliberately from general public for decades

Simple color-changing test to detect fluoride in drinking water could prevent skeletal fluorosis

Simple color-changing test to detect fluoride in drinking water could prevent skeletal fluorosis

Anesthesiologists call for more research into pediatric deaths caused by dental anesthesia

Anesthesiologists call for more research into pediatric deaths caused by dental anesthesia

The “Great Dental Divide” between north and south England

The “Great Dental Divide” between north and south England

New device holds potential for early detection of cavities

New device holds potential for early detection of cavities

Prescribed medications linked to dry mouth symptoms in older adults

Prescribed medications linked to dry mouth symptoms in older adults

The sale of “super-size” chocolate bars to be banned in England hospitals

The sale of “super-size” chocolate bars to be banned in England hospitals

NAU establishes new research center to address health disparities across Southwest

NAU establishes new research center to address health disparities across Southwest

NYU Dentistry awarded grant to test impact of simple treatment on cavity progression

NYU Dentistry awarded grant to test impact of simple treatment on cavity progression

Care for Dental Bridges

Care for Dental Bridges

Open your mouth and say goo-goo: Dentists treating ever-younger patients

Open your mouth and say goo-goo: Dentists treating ever-younger patients

UAB researchers create small molecule that prevents tooth cavities in preclinical model

UAB researchers create small molecule that prevents tooth cavities in preclinical model

Research: Many UK parents unaware about detrimental effects of spouted baby food on child’s development

Research: Many UK parents unaware about detrimental effects of spouted baby food on child’s development

Sugar addition in diet and its effect on appetite, fat breakdown and energy metabolism

Sugar addition in diet and its effect on appetite, fat breakdown and energy metabolism

Texas A&M expert explains reasons for having sensitive teeth

Texas A&M expert explains reasons for having sensitive teeth

Prolonged breastfeeding linked to dental cavities in children

Prolonged breastfeeding linked to dental cavities in children

Penn study points to novel therapeutic strategy for preventing severe tooth decay in toddlers

Penn study points to novel therapeutic strategy for preventing severe tooth decay in toddlers

No fruit juice for infants during first year of life, say experts

No fruit juice for infants during first year of life, say experts