tooth decay

Mothers can help where it hurts kids the most


September 7th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Over a million children under five have at least two fillings because their mothers fail to make them brush their teeth, a British study has found.Researchers ... Read more...

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Coconut oil combats tooth decay


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Coconut oil is a natural antibiotic that attacks the bacteria causing tooth decay. It could be incorporated into commercial dental care products, say scientists.Researchers from the ... Read more...

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‘Seaweed bacteria more effective than toothpaste’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Brushing teeth with an enzyme extracted from a bacteria found in seaweed could be more effective than toothpaste in the fight against tooth decay, a British ... Read more...

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High acid levels in juices damaging kid’s teeth


May 20th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Many parents are unwittingly egging on their kids to drink smoothies and juices, blissfully unaware that a combination of high acid levels and sugar can erode ... Read more...

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Most people brush their teeth the wrong way


May 16th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 16 (IANS) Almost all Swedes regularly brush with fluoride toothpaste, yet only one in 10 knows how to wield the brush to prevent tooth decay. In two separate ... Read more...

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Dried licorice extract kills tooth decay bugs


January 5th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Scientists have identified two substances in licorice that kill major bugs responsible for tooth decay and gum disease. Researcher Stefan Gafner and colleagues, who led the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘40 pc Indians in metros suffer from tooth sensitivity’


July 3rd, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Two out of every five people living in the country's top six metros suffer from tooth sensitivity, a survey said Sunday.The survey, conducted by research ... Read more...

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Alternatives to antibiotics in sight


June 9th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) With more and more pathogens becoming immune to antibiotics, researchers are identifying alternatives to treat many frequently occurring infections. Figures released by the World Health Organisation ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Keep kids away from energy drinks


May 30th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) Children should stick to drinking water after exercise as energy and sports drinks contain high levels of caffeine and other harmful substances, researchers say.In a new ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New ‘dissolvable tobacco’ products up mouth disease risk


March 17th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the new genre of 'dissolvable tobacco' products - pop-into-the-mouth replacements for cigarettes - has the potential to cause mouth diseases as well ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fluoride layer too thin to protect teeth


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Fluoride in some toothpaste and mouthwash, believed to prevent tooth decay, may actually be ineffective as the so-called protective layer it forms is too thin, scientists ... Read more...

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New ‘healthy’ flavoured water has as much sugar as 3 doughnuts


February 21st, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): A drink that has been parading as healthy flavoured water actually contains as much sugar as a plate of Krispy Kreme doughnuts.The most popular brand, Volvic's Touch ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Does fluoride really fight cavities?


December 16th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists have found that the protective shield fluoride forms on teeth is up to 100 times thinner than previously believed.It raises questions about how this renowned cavity-fighter ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

80 percent of Delhi residents have dental ailments


December 7th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) More than 80 percent people in the capital suffer from various dental ailments - many of which can be avoided by taking some preventive measures, Delhi Chief ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Over 50 percent Indians suffer from tooth problems: Survey


November 27th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Over 50 percent of Indians suffer from tooth decay problems and nearly 77 percent have not visited the dentist in the past one year, a study revealed ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

How Thanksgiving is a battle for your pearly whites!


November 24th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Thanksgiving is usually a time for cheer and good food and wine, but it could be a trying time for your teeth.Dental researchers at the University of Rochester ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heart Attack Grill Restaurant gives free food to obese people


November 12th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Call it anything that you want but a new restaurant gives you all the reason why you should not be their customer. The restaurant even goes ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

The Heart Attack Grill that offers free Bypass Burgers for obese eaters!


November 11th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 11 (ANI): Heart Attack Grill Restaurant in Arizona is like heaven to those who are obese but still love to eat - the place offers free Bypass Burgers to ... Read more...

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Substantial consumption of fluoride ups chance of mild fluorosis


October 26th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new research has found that young children who consume substantial amounts of fluoride through infant formula and other beverages mixed with fluoridated water or by swallowing fluoride ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Portable laser devices to ensure better, painless disease diagnosis


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): A visit to the dentist could now be a painless affair, with the development of new portable laser devices to probe bones, teeth, and other parts of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Asthma ‘not linked to tooth decay’


September 17th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that there is no apparent link between asthma and tooth decay.Researchers examined 27 separate studies that were reported in 29 papers published between ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Not brushing teeth can cause heart attacks


September 6th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Scientists have figured out why not cleaning your teeth can invite heart attacks. Until now nobody had been able to determine exactly why not brushing regularly might bring on ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fluoride in water good for dental health


August 25th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 25 (ANI): A new study has found that children drinking water with added fluoride helps dental health in adulthood decades later."Your fluoridation exposure at birth is affecting your tooth loss ... Read more...

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Six dental myths demystified


August 6th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Irrespective of brushing, flossing, and twice-yearly dental check-ups if you still face dental problems, then there are things you need to know.Scientists have demystified the common dental ... Read more...

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New gel that can help decayed teeth grow


July 27th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): French scientists have developed a gel that can help decayed teeth re-grow in just weeks, which could in turn mean an end to fillings.The gel works by ... Read more...

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Docs can influence when parents wean their kids from the bottle


July 12th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): A new study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have found that, family doctors and pediatricians can influence when parents wean ... Read more...

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Study links Preschoolers’ cavities and overweight


June 23rd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Preschool children with tooth decay are more likely to be overweight and consume excess of calories than the general population, says a study. "Poor eating habits may play ... Read more...

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Water fluoridation crucial for kids’ dental health


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, June 3 (ANI): A new Kiwi study has shown that kids using non-fluoridated water have a higher rate of tooth decay than children relying on fluoridated supplies.Dr Robin Whyman and two ... Read more...

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Parents play vital role in maintaining child’s oral health


May 18th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): A study has shown that parents play a vital role in maintaining a child's overall health, and that educating mothers and families on oral health can help prevent ... Read more...

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Mothers’ oral hygiene affects child’s health


May 18th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The oral health of pregnant women affects their child's future oral health and even overall health, research shows. "Ideally, the oral health education for any family will begin with ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hitler had bad breath, says dentist


February 7th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Feb 7 (DPA) Adolf Hitler probably had bad breath and unhealthy teeth, according to a German dentist who has studied the Nazi dictator's medical record, a media report said Sunday. "It is ... Read more...

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Kids likely to follow parents’ example in visiting dentist


February 1st, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) The probability of kids receiving regular dental care is strongly dependent on their parents' visits to the dentist. An online report is the first to analyse the relationship between ... Read more...

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Painless plasma jets could replace dentist’s dreaded drill


January 20th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Plasma jets capable of destroying tooth decay-causing bacteria could be an effective and less painful alternative to the dentist's drill, says a new study. Firing low temperature plasma beams ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Painless “hi-tech jet” could soon replace dentist’s drill


January 20th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): The much hated dentist's drill could soon be history, all thanks to a futuristic "plasma jet" that eradicates tooth decay without fillings.In the study, published in the February ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Good dental hygiene may not stop tooth enamel from decaying


January 17th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 17 (ANI): Good dental hygiene does not necessarily stop tooth enamel from decaying.Experts have pointed the two factors - too little saliva and inadequate fluoride - that can contribute to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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