Dentistry

Baby's first tooth? Time for a visit to the dentist

About 1 in 5 children in the U.S. between the ages of 2 and 5 will develop at least one cavity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and the rate of tooth decay only becomes higher as children get ...

Dentistry

Access to dental care has benefits beyond Canadians' mouths

Oral diseases, particularly dental decay and periodontal (gum) diseases, are largely preventable, yet are some of the most common non-communicable diseases around the world. Pain due to untreated dental decay impacts eating ...

Dentistry

California kids have among the worst teeth in US

Priscilla Serrano did everything she could to keep her child's teeth clean and healthy. She rubbed his gums twice a day with a finger brush when he was three months old. She brought him to the dentist before his first birthday. ...

Dentistry

Combined treatment takes a bite out of tooth decay

The sting of a toothache or the discovery of a cavity is a universal dread. Dental caries, more commonly known as tooth decay, is an insidious adversary, taking a toll on millions of mouths worldwide. Caries can lead to pain, ...

Dentistry

New tooth decay treatment guideline released

A new American Dental Association (ADA) clinical practice guideline suggests conservative methods to treat tooth decay in primary and permanent teeth could lead to better outcomes when used with common restorative materials ...

Dentistry

New bacterial species involved in tooth decay discovered

Collaborating researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and the Adams School of Dentistry and Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina have discovered that ...

Dentistry

Lack of fluoride in rural areas impacting children

Since being first introduced into Australia in 1953 improve dental health, water fluoridation has been shown to reduce tooth decay by 26–44% in children and adolescents and by 27% in adults.

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