Charcoal toothpaste is hailed for so many benefits, from halitosis to fighting against infections but now, experts are speaking out against it. Here's why.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 14, 2019
A new study suggests that immune cells in the human body can help cause teeth to decay and tooth-colored fillings to fail. Neutrophils have been shown to produce more damage to the teeth than bacterial infections.
Public Health April 13, 2019
A team of material scientists in London invented a substance that could regenerate dental enamel as if it was real. The material was made possible through mimicking the process of mineralization of apatite nanocrystals.
June 4, 2018
A new research found that young adults were more likely to avoid sugary drinks with graphic warnings about tooth decay, obesity, and type-2 diabetes. The study was presented at the 2018 European Congress on Obesity.
Public Health May 26, 2018
A 13,000-year-old pair of teeth has the oldest known example of tooth filling. Analysis of the incisors suggests Ice Age dentistry involved use of stone tools to drill tooth cavities.
Ancient April 26, 2017
Researchers from King's College London have found in a mice study that one could facilitate the natural repair of teeth using a sponge soaked in a potential Alzheimer's drug and possibly eliminate the need for tooth fillings.
Medicine January 9, 2017
The city council of Liverpool has launched a public health campaign aimed at raising awareness on the amount of sugar included in many popular drinks. Officials hope this would help curb the rise in tooth decay rates among children.
Public Health May 10, 2016
A new study in Canada revealed that by stopping the injection of fluoride in drinking water, cases of tooth decay in children have worsened. Reconsidering fluoridation policies, however, will not happen as quickly as possible.
Life February 17, 2016
Chewing sugarless gum can help prevent tooth decay in children. This treat is proven to help neutralize acids that destroy the tooth enamel.
Life February 12, 2016
A study found that open-mouth breathing during sleep can increase the risk for tooth decay. The findings support the theory that breathing through the mouth while sleeping is associated with dental disease such as enamel erosion and tooth decay.
Life February 5, 2016
A new study found that tooth fillings made with bioactive glass may help prolong tooth life. The unusual dental fillings are said to restore health by fighting off bacteria that causes tooth decay.
Life December 28, 2015
Australian researchers developed a preventive tooth decay treatment called Caries Management System. The 'no-drill' approach lowers tooth decay risk for up to seven years and reduces need for dental fillings by up to 50 percent.
Life December 8, 2015
A new study highlighted the potential dangers of dental fillings. It also showed that current methods lead some dentists to have more patients with new decay post-filling, calling for more up-to-date techniques to avoid them.
Life October 26, 2015
Packages of sugary snacks and drinks should contain photos of dental decay warnings, similar to those in cigarette packs, says Prof. Nigel Hunt of the RCS.
Life July 15, 2015
The sugar industry influenced the National Institutes of Health to release reports that did not encourage reduction of intake of the sweetener, despite ties to tooth decay, according to an analysis of documents, now more than 40 years old.
Life March 11, 2015
Scientists look at chemical composition of beaver teeth for clues in the battle against tooth decay. Beaver tooth enamel contains iron, which protects against decay, claim scientists.
February 16, 2015
Sugary drinks such as squash and fruit juice blamed for tooth decay in three year old children. About 12 percent of three-year old children in England suffer from tooth decay.
Life September 30, 2014
Tooth decay study suggests cutting way back on sugar only way to successfully avoid the problem. Study finds 92 percent of American have had tooth decay.
Life September 16, 2014
Children should be provided with toothpaste including fluoride, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Life August 26, 2014
Doctors are recommending parents start their kids on toothpaste with fluoride as soon as their baby teeth start kicking in. Fluoride has a long history of preventing tooth decay in children.
Life August 25, 2014
ADA has recommended that parents should use rice-grain-size fluoride toothpaste for their child's first teeth and increase this later on to pea-size blobs when they reach the age of three.
Life February 13, 2014