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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 report sheds light on older adults’ oral health

New report sheds light on older adults’ oral health

50% of Australians do not brush teeth twice a day

50% of Australians do not brush teeth twice a day

Poor awareness among parents may hinder a child's early dental care

Poor awareness among parents may hinder a child's early dental care

Researchers propose novel solution to minimize recurrent caries

Researchers propose novel solution to minimize recurrent caries

Researchers report impact of fluoride overdose on children’s teeth

Researchers report impact of fluoride overdose on children’s teeth

Evidence-based approach to preventing or treating caries could transform dental care

Evidence-based approach to preventing or treating caries could transform dental care

EPF raises awareness campaign to improve oral health

EPF raises awareness campaign to improve oral health

Poor oral health contributes to frailty in older adults

Poor oral health contributes to frailty in older adults

Sugary-drink warning labels may help decrease obesity and overweight prevalence

Sugary-drink warning labels may help decrease obesity and overweight prevalence

Lithium in drinking water can slow Alzheimer's disease mortality rates, study finds

Lithium in drinking water can slow Alzheimer's disease mortality rates, study finds

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