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Effect of natural sweetener Xylitol in preventing tooth decay still unproven

New research from The University of Manchester out today (26 March) concludes that there is limited evidence to show that xylitol is ...

Acid poses rapid risk to wine tasters' teeth

New research from the University of Adelaide shows the acid in wine can make teeth vulnerable to erosion within minutes, prompting renewed ...

“Baby Teeth Talk” study : tri-national study promotes early intervention strategies to improve Indigenous oral health

TORONTO, ON – A first of its kind, a study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, involving indigenous populations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand is attempting to tackle a growing problem in Indigenous populations: early childhood caries. ... Full story

More than a third of 12-year-olds embarrassed to smile because of their teeth

More than a third (35%) of 12-year-olds and 28% of 15-year-olds say they have been embarrassed to smile or laugh due to how they felt about their teeth, finds a new UCL-led report commissioned by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. ... Full story

Migrant dentists contribute to brain drain

Dentists migrate to Australia seeking "better opportunities" and "adventure" but they also contribute towards brain drain for developing and poorer countries. ... Full story

Neutrons and X-rays show how to prepare durable tooth cement

The neutron images (left row) detect the distribution of liquids in this filled tooth, whereas the X-ray-CT shows the microstructure and pores in the material. A comparision of both images allows to see which pores are filled with liquids. Credit: HZB ... Full story

Global health systems neglect treating three billion people with tooth decay

Billions of people across the globe are suffering the consequences of untreated tooth decay (cavities) – which include toothache and dental abscesses – according to new research published in the Journal of Dental Research. ... Full story

Rare Gum Disease Among African-American Children is Focus of Rutgers Study

Dental school researcher awarded $3.2 million from National Institutes of Health ... Full story

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