Category Archives: dental caries

Seniors Can Still Get Cavities

Were you surprised at your last dental visit that your dentist found a cavity or two? Then you will also be surprised to learn that today children and seniors are the two highest at-risk groups for tooth decay. As we … Continue reading

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Fluoridated Drinking Water—A Public Health Success Story

On Jan. 25, 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first city in the world to fluoridate its drinking water. A follow-up study of almost 30,000 Grand Rapids schoolchildren showed a more than 60 percent drop in dental caries (tooth decay) … Continue reading

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A “No-drill” Approach to Tooth Fillings

New research may lead the way to a shift in the way dentists have been treating tooth decay, suggesting a “no-drill” approach rather than traditional fillings at the smallest sign of tooth decay. An Australian team’s seven-year study found that … Continue reading

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Older Adults Still at Risk for Cavities

You may be surprised to learn that children and seniors are the two highest at-risk groups for tooth decay. Contrary to what most of us would expect, getting older puts us at greater risk for dental problems—erosion of tooth enamel, … Continue reading

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The Process of Tooth Decay

Our mouths and teeth are constantly bathed in saliva, a simple, remarkable fluid that helps protect our oral health. Saliva keeps teeth and other oral tissues moist and lubricated, washes away some of the food particles left behind after we … Continue reading

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