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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.

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 ...

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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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Researchers examine how providers implement caries risk assessment protocol Jul 11, 2016 | News Americas

Researchers examine how providers implement caries risk assessment protocol

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: New research has shown that assessment of individual risk of developing dental caries can help dentists effectively tailor prevention and treatment efforts. The study focused on how providers implemented a protocol that combines risk assessment with personalized preventive care and regular monitoring. The researchers also investigated how risk assessments affected patients’ course of treatment and oral health.

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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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Almost 15 percent of US children under 8 have untreated dental caries Mar 31, 2015 | News Americas

Almost 15 percent of US children under 8 have untreated dental caries

ATLANTA, USA: Although the overall prevalence of dental caries has declined in the U.S. over the past decades, a recently published report by the Centers ...

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Combination of antimicrobial dental care products helps to prevent caries Mar 30, 2015 | News Europe

Combination of antimicrobial dental care products helps to prevent caries

GRONINGEN, Netherlands: Dutch researchers have conducted a study to compare the formation of biofilms on retention wires in the context of different oral ...

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Dentist visits are essential for preventing early childhood caries Feb 4, 2015 | News Europe

Dentist visits are essential for preventing early childhood caries

JENA, Germany: A German study has found that the earlier children are examined by a dentist, the lower the risk of caries in their primary teeth. The long-term study conducted at the Jena University Hospital investigated the impact of early and regular visits to the dentist on early childhood caries. The study was based on a prevention programme aimed at raising parents’ awareness of the importance of their toddlers’ dental hygiene.

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