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Modern lifestyle prevents tooth decay
New research has found that modern lifestyle habits may play a bigger role than food alone, when it comes to tooth decay. A review of the scientific evidence over the past 150 years found that the effects of fluoride toothpaste, good oral hygiene and health education, may override the effects of food alone on tooth decay. The research is published online in a supplement to the journal Obesity Reviews. (2009-02-26)

Hair proteins are important in tooth enamel structure
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation reveals that keratins, proteins associated with strong hair, are important for tooth enamel integrity. (2014-10-27)

Australian study finds 'no-drill' dentistry stops tooth decay
A University of Sydney study has revealed that tooth decay (dental caries) can be stopped, reversed, and prevented without the need for the traditional 'fill and drill' approach that has dominated dental care for decades. The seven year study found that the need for fillings was reduced by 30 to 50 per cent through preventative oral care. (2015-12-06)

Professor unveils first data on new dental fillings that will repair tooth decay
The first data on dental fillings that can actively repair tooth decay is presented by Professor Robert Hill. Professor Hill is Chair of Physical Sciences at the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London and co-founder and director of research at BioMin Technologies. (2016-10-04)

Friendly bacteria in chewing gum that bites back
A new chewing gum containing Lactobacillus could be appearing in the supermarkets very soon. The friendly bugs in the gum can help to remove tooth decaying bacteria from the mouth. Strepptococcus mutans bind to the surface of teeth and produce a harsh acid which breaks down enamel. A strain called L. anti-caries, which binds to S. Mutans, making them clump together. Tests reveal that the chewing gum can reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth by 50 times. (2006-08-20)

Effect of natural sweetener Xylitol in preventing tooth decay still unproven
New research out today concludes that there is limited evidence to show that xylitol is effective in preventing dental cavities in children and adults. (2015-03-26)

Orthodontics no guarantee of long-term oral health
A commonly held belief among the general public is orthodontic treatment will prevent future tooth decay. Research undertaken at the University of Adelaide has found that this is not the case. (2019-01-20)

Dental Sealants Can Prevent Four Out Of Five Cavities
Fluoride protects the smooth surfaces of teeth where only 17% of cavities occur. Sealants--plastic coatings placed primarily on the top of molars--protects against 83% of tooth decay. The most recent data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey shows that relatively few children have had sealants applied (1997-03-01)

Mother's vitamin D status during pregnancy will affect her baby's dental health
Low maternal vitamin D levels during pregnancy may affect primary tooth calcification, leading to enamel defects, which are a risk factor for early-childhood tooth decay. (2008-07-04)

Drinking tap water may help you avoid dentist's drill
Tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The controlled addition of a fluoride compound to public water supplies is considered to be the most cost-effective way to prevent cavities and fight tooth decay, according to a study published in the January/February 2010 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's peer-reviewed clinical journal. (2010-04-13)

Studies advise on fluoridated toothpaste use in children
Parents should use toothpastes that contain fluoride with a minimum concentration of 1,000 parts per million to prevent tooth decay in their children, says a new report. Preventing tooth decay can help reduce the need for extensive and costly dental treatments, including extractions. (2010-01-20)

Fluoridated water for Queensland ... at last
Griffith University's School of Dentistry and Oral Health welcomes the Queensland government's decision to introduce fluoride into the public drinking water -- a measure endorsed by all major international and Australian health bodies as the best way to prevent dental decay. (2007-12-06)

Blood lead levels lower, but tooth decay higher in children who do not drink tap water
American children and adolescents who do not drink tap water, which is typically fluoridated, are much more likely to have tooth decay, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. However, the study confirms that those who drink tap water are more likely to have elevated levels of lead in their blood. (2017-11-27)

Experts call for more active prevention of tooth decay for children's teeth
Three-year trial comparing three treatment strategies for tooth decay in children's teeth finds no evidence to suggest that conventional fillings are more successful than sealing decay into teeth, or using preventive methods alone. 43% of those participating in the study experienced toothache or dental infection regardless of the treatment received. FiCTION is the largest study of its kind to date; with 1,144 children, their parents, and 72 NHS dental clinics in the UK involved. (2019-11-27)

End in sight for the dreaded dentist drill
A new technology that spots tooth decay almost as soon as it's begun promises to reduce the need for drilling and filling (2008-07-21)

Asthma and cavities both common in kids but not linked
There is no apparent link between asthma and tooth decay, according to a study published in the September 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. The large number of variables involved, including severity of asthma symptoms and the variety of types of treatment for the disease, has made it difficult to unequivocally determine whether there is a causal link between the two. (2010-09-16)

Second bacterium confirmed as cause of tooth decay, shows different pattern of virulence than S. mutans
Investigators at the University at Buffalo and the University of Connecticut have confirmed that a second bacterium, Streptococcus gordonii, induces tooth decay in an animal model, but that it is less virulent than Streptococcus mutans, a previously known cavity-inducing organism. (2001-03-07)

Effect of natural sweetener Xylitol in preventing tooth decay still unproven
New research from The University of Manchester out today concludes that there is limited evidence to show that xylitol is effective in preventing dental cavities in children and adults. (2015-03-25)

Oral microbiome and anthropometry changes following caries arrest using silver-nitrate/fluoride-varnish
At the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), Hailey Taylor, University of California, San Francisco, presented an oral session titled 'Oral Microbiome and Anthropometry Changes Following Caries Arrest Using Silver-Nitrate/Fluoride-Varnish.' The AADR/CADR Annual Meeting is in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA from March 21-24, 2018. (2018-03-22)

Portable laser devices to improve disease diagnosis
Portable devices that use a laser beam to probe bones, teeth and other parts of the body for early signs of diseases like osteoporosis and tooth decay may seem like something out of science fiction. But those devices are moving closer to reality, according to an article in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS' weekly news magazine. (2010-09-22)

What outcomes are associated with early preventive dental care among Medicaid-enrolled children in Alabama
Preventive dental care provided by a dentist for children before the age of 2 enrolled in Medicaid in Alabama was associated with more frequent subsequent treatment for tooth decay, more visits and more spending on dental care compared with no early preventive dental care for children, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. (2017-02-27)

Your genetic make-up has little impact on your dental health, new study finds
A new study estimates that one in three Australian children have tooth decay by the time they start school. (2019-04-30)

Tooth fillings of the future may incorporate bioactive glass
A few years from now millions of people around the world might be walking around with an unusual kind of glass in their mouth, and using it every time they eat. Engineers have made some promising findings about the ability of 'bioactive' glass to help reduce the ability of bacteria to attack composite tooth fillings -- and perhaps even provide some of the minerals needed to replace those lost to tooth decay. (2015-12-22)

Like parent, like child: Good oral health starts at home
Parents are a child's first teacher in life and play a significant role in maintaining his or her overall health. Providing oral health education to mothers and families is essential to teaching children healthy habits and preventing early childhood tooth decay, according to an article published in the May/June 2010 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. (2010-05-17)

Preventing tooth decay in the youngest American Indians
A study conducted in four American Indian communities in the Pacific Northwest presents an effective strategy to convince mothers to switch young children from drinking sweetened soda to water and shows that eliminating these sugary drinks from the diets of the youngest members of the tribe significantly decreased tooth decay. (2011-01-21)

How effective are dental referrals by primary care physicians?
Young children from low-income families experience high levels of tooth decay and face many barriers to getting dental treatment and preventive services. Because these children usually visit their pediatrician or other primary care provider far more frequently than a dentist, the primary care medical setting is gaining popularity as a place to provide preventive dental services. (2008-07-04)

No drilling, no filling, no fuss -- King's spin-out will put tooth decay in a 'time warp'
Dentists could soon be giving your teeth a mild 'time warp' to encourage them to self-repair, thanks to a new device being developed by dental researchers. Reminova Ltd, a new spin-out company from King's College London, aims to take the pain out of tooth decay treatment by electrically reversing the process to help teeth 'remineralise'. (2014-06-16)

Seeing through tooth decay
Dental caries afflict at least 90 percent of the world's population at some time in their lives. Detecting the first signs of this disease, which can be lethal in extreme cases, just got easier thanks to work by researchers in India discussed in the latest issue of the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology. (2008-08-22)

Tooth decay -- drilling down to the nanoscale
With one in two Australian children reported to have tooth decay in their permanent teeth by age 12, researchers from the University of Sydney believe they have identified some nanoscale elements that govern the behavior of our teeth. Material and structures engineers worked with dentists and bioengineers to map the exact composition and structure of tooth enamel at the atomic scale. (2016-09-07)

Fluoride in drinking water cuts tooth decay in adults
A new study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Adelaide, Australia, has produced the strongest evidence yet that fluoride in drinking water provides dental health benefits to adults, even those who had not received fluoridated drinking water as children. (2013-03-11)

Braces align crooked teeth and boost self-esteem
Orthodontics are often necessary to help improve the stability, function, and health of an individual's teeth; otherwise, many people would be at higher risk for gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss because of improper teeth positioning in their mouth, according to an article in the January 2006 issue of AGD Impact, the newsmagazine of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). (2006-03-15)

Supervised tooth brushing and fluoride varnish schemes benefit kids and the health economy
Action to prevent tooth decay in children, such as supervised tooth brushing and fluoride varnish schemes, are not just beneficial to children's oral health but could also result in cost savings to the NHS of hundreds of pounds per child, so says a leading dental health researcher. (2015-09-04)

Experts warn of misbehaving tooth fairy
Opinions of the tooth fairy as kind and giving may need to be revised following (2012-12-13)

Fluoride varnish helps prevent tooth decay in very young children
Fluoride varnish, a dental preventive treatment, reduces the incidence of early childhood tooth decay in combination with dental health counseling for parents, according to a study by investigators at the UCSF School of Dentistry. (2006-01-27)

New nanocomposites may mean more durable tooth fillings
Scientists at the American Dental Association's Paffenbarger Research Center, a joint research program at NIST, have shown that nanotechnology has the potential to lessen that toll by producing tooth restorations that are both stronger than any decay-fighting fillings available today, and more effective at preventing secondary decay. (2007-04-27)

UF dental researcher develops genetically altered bacteria strain that may fight cavities for a lifetime
Fighting tooth decay could someday be as simple as using a mouth rinse, thanks to a University of Florida researcher who has genetically altered the bacterium known to cause tooth decay into a form that may permanently prevent the disease. (2000-02-07)

Tufts professor chews on the nutrition-oral health connection
Sitting and snacking on treats in front of the television for several hours a day increases a child's risk of developing ... dental decay? Many would probably have finished that sentence with the word, (2005-12-07)

Cavity prevention tips for pre-school age children
Providing proper care and oral hygiene during preschool years can mean a lifetime of good oral health, according to a recent article in the January/February issue of General Dentistry, clinical, peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing education. (2005-03-21)

Tooth loss and untreated caries predict food intake limitations
Today at the 45th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, researcher Hongjun Yin, DB Consulting Group, Inc., Alpharetta, Ga., USA, will present a study titled 'Tooth Loss and Untreated Caries Predict Food Intake Limitations.' (2016-03-16)

NYUCD study links tooth decay and gum infections to ethnicity and country of origin
NYU College of Dentistry researcher Dr. Gustavo D. Cruz has found that immigrants' ethnicity and country of origin predispose them to caries and periodontal disease. Dr. Cruz, undertook the largest-ever study on the oral health of immigrants to the US, analyzing caries and periodontal disease rates in over 1,500 Chinese, Haitian, Indian, West Indian, Puerto Rican, Dominican and Central and South American immigrants of Hispanic origin living in New York City. (2007-03-24)

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