Research by faculty from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine found patients who said they used vaping devices were more likely to have a higher risk of developing cavities.
These four Hubble images reveal the chaotic birth of stars in the Orion complex, the nearest major star-forming region to Earth. Astronomers found that the cavities in the surrounding gas cloud sculpted by a forming star’s outflow did not grow regularly as they matured, as theories propose.
Dental plaque can lead to cavities, but scientists are developing a coating they say dentists could someday apply to teeth to prevent plaque from forming. The researchers will present their results today at the American Chemical Society Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo.
Recent studies indicate HIV infection heightens the risk of dental cavities – but a Rutgers researcher has found evidence that the risk of cavities comes not from HIV itself but from a weakened immune system, which could be caused by other diseases.
A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Elsevier, found that nearly two-thirds of infants (61 percent) and almost all toddlers (98 percent) consumed added sugars in their average daily diets, primarily in the form of flavored yogurts (infants) and fruit drinks (toddlers).
Too-tight proteins impede creation of crystalline enamel structure, which can lead to bad teeth Scientists have shown how a tiny flaw in a protein results in damaged enamel that is prone to decay, according to a new study published in…