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Published on September 5, 2016

‘Night owl’ teenagers risk tooth decay

‘Night owl’ teenagers risk tooth decay

New research suggests that adolescents who prefer to stay up late at night are at a significantly higher risk of tooth decay. The study, published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene, has found that teenagers who stay up late are up to almost four times more likely to suffer from tooth decay than those who [...]

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Published on March 31, 2014

Fluoride in water reduces caries in children by 45%

Fluoride in water reduces caries in children by 45%

Public Health England has published a new report outlining the benefits of water fluoridation in England. According to the report, children living in areas where the water is fluoridated have better oral health than those in non-fluoridated areas. As many as 45% fewer children aged 1 to 4 years in fluoridated areas are admitted to [...]

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Published on February 5, 2014

New sweets in the fight against tooth decay

New sweets in the fight against tooth decay

Figures revealed by the British Dental Association in the autumn of 2013 show that tooth decay among children is still a big problem, with 27.9% of five-year-olds in England affected by the condition. The first line of advice that you would normally give to a child with evidence of tooth decay is to reduce their [...]

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