News tagged with dental decay

Determining toothpaste abrasion

There are various types of toothpaste available on the market. They come as pastes and gels, there are some that guard against tooth decay or protect teeth from acid attack, others that are designed for sensitive ...

Oct 01, 2012
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Taste genes predict tooth decay

Dental caries is a highly prevalent disease that is disproportionately distributed in the population. Caries occurrence and progression is known to be influenced by a complex interplay of both environmental and genetic factors, ...

Sep 22, 2010
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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 ...

Jan 20, 2010
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Open wide and say 'zap'

A group of researchers in Australia and Taiwan has developed a new way to analyze the health of human teeth using lasers. As described in the latest issue of Optics Express,, by measuring how the surface of a tooth respon ...

Aug 18, 2009
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