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Dental caries

Dental caries is one of the most common global dieases, affecting 60–90 per cent of schoolchildren and nearly 100 per cent of adults worldwide.

Duration of breastfeeding may impact dental caries Jul 14, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Duration of breastfeeding may impact dental caries

ADELAIDE, Australia: A study conducted at the University of Adelaide has suggested that children who are breastfed for at least two years could be at a higher risk of dental caries. The researchers considered this finding against the children’s pattern of sugar intake from foods.

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New bioactive glass in composites could stop degradation of demineralised dentine Jul 13, 2017 | News Europe

New bioactive glass in composites could stop degradation of demineralised dentine

MONCADA, Spain: A great deal of research is focused on the development of novel restorative biomaterials with protective and remineralising properties ...

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Caries detection technology close to international market launch Jul 4, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Caries detection technology close to international market launch

EDINBURGH, UK: A novel system developed in Scotland for immediate measuring of demineralisation of teeth could soon make its way abroad, as the developer ...

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Limiting yeast–bacteria contact may reduce childhood caries Jun 29, 2017 | News Americas

Limiting yeast–bacteria contact may reduce childhood caries

Philadelphia, USA: The primary actor in dental caries is generally a bacterium like Streptococcus mutans. New research by a team at the University of Pennsylvania ...

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Early childhood caries occupies centre stage at national pedodontic postgraduate convention Feb 9, 2017 | News India

Early childhood caries occupies centre stage at national pedodontic postgraduate convention

BENGALURU – "PEDO CARIE Exploring ECC" is the theme of the 14th Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry National Postgraduate Convention. The convention organised by the M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Dental Sciences is scheduled for 9 to 11February 2017. The focus is primarily on early childhood caries (ECC) which continues to baffle paediatric dentists.

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Periodontal disease: A risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes Jan 9, 2017 | News Middle East & Africa

Periodontal disease: A risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes

CAPE TOWN, South Africa: Although a number of studies have already suggested a link between periodontal disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes, the matter remains debateable. Therefore, researchers in South Africa have now tested the hypothesis that periodontal disease is a risk indicator for preterm delivery of low-birthweight infants and found further evidence for correlation of the two conditions.

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New low-cost imaging device could facilitate early detection of dental caries Oct 13, 2016 | News Americas

New low-cost imaging device could facilitate early detection of dental caries

TORONTO, Canada: Affecting 60–90 percent of schoolchildren and nearly all adults, dental caries is the most prevalent oral disease around the globe. As current detection methods, such as visual inspection and radiographs, lack sufficient specificity and sensitivity to detect caries at an early stage, researchers seeking an improved means of detection have now described a new method enabling much earlier detection using inexpensive long-wavelength infrared imaging.

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Nanoscale structure of enamel gives insights into carious process Sep 23, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Nanoscale structure of enamel gives insights into carious process

SYDNEY, Australia: Caries results from the progressive dissolution of dental enamel. In order to develop effective treatments for the condition, an understanding ...

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Complete reconstruction for a patient with chronic tooth decay Sep 14, 2016 | Clinical

Complete reconstruction for a patient with chronic tooth decay

When oral health is neglected for extensive periods of time, dental conditions like tooth decay and periodontal disease can advance to a point that, prior ...

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DuPont study confirming anti-caries effect of xylitol to be presented at FDI congress Sep 8, 2016 | News Europe

DuPont study confirming anti-caries effect of xylitol to be presented at FDI congress

POZNAŃ, Poland/KANTVIK, Finland: New research conducted at Finnish science company DuPont Nutrition and Health has found that caries-causing bacteria are significantly reduced in the presence of xylitol, a naturally occurring sweetener with the taste and sweetness of sugar, but only half the calories. The findings, which offer an improved understanding of results from previous clinical studies, will be presented at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress currently being held in Poland.

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Report confirms effectiveness of dental sealants against childhood caries Aug 8, 2016 | News Americas

Report confirms effectiveness of dental sealants against childhood caries

CHICAGO, USA: According to a recently published report, which was compiled by the American Dental Association (ADA) in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, dental sealants are an effective method for reducing and preventing childhood caries. Based on the findings, ADA updated its recommendations on the use of pit-and-fissure sealants on the occlusal surfaces of primary and permanent molars.

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Abu Dhabi: Almost half of oral health costs due to periodontitis and caries May 26, 2016 | News Middle East & Africa

Abu Dhabi: Almost half of oral health costs due to periodontitis and caries

ABU DHABI, UAE: The Health Authority—Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulatory agency of the health care sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has reported that about 40 per cent of oral health expenditure in the country is related to periodontal disease and dental caries treatment. However, both conditions are preventable through simple oral hygiene measures.

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