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Young the prime focus of push for dental health

Young the prime focus of push for dental health | ADA NSW Weekly News Listening | Scoop.it
NEARLY 60per cent of Australian children aged between eight and 18 have had a filling or identified tooth decay, and parents say they are losing the battle, according to the Australian Dental Association.
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According to ADA study, 60 per cent of children aged over eight have at least one filling, with tooth decay now affecting children in nearly half of the nation’s families in the past year.


ADA members can provide information on how parents can prevent tooth decay in their children by choosing the food they gave to their children and they should also aware on how much sugar it contains.


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Why we're struggling to protect our smiles

Why we're struggling to protect our smiles | ADA NSW Weekly News Listening | Scoop.it

A SURVEY into the state of the nation’s oral health has shown we're a little clueless when it comes to our teeth.

Diiigy's insight:

The  Pronamel Acid Truth Survey discovered that three out of four Australians (76%) claimed to have experienced acid wear on their teeth, yet less than a third (32%) knew how to protect against it.


Opportunity to ADA members to further increase the information to the public about acid wear causes and prevention

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Anti-pain agent shrinks oral cancer

Anti-pain agent shrinks oral cancer | ADA NSW Weekly News Listening | Scoop.it

Oral cancer treated with an agent called capsazepine has shown dramatic tumor shrinkage without damage to surrounding tissues.

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Researchers from the School of Dentistry and School of Medicine at The University of Texas found out that mouse models of human oral cancer treated with an agent called capsazepine showed dramatic tumor shrinkage without damage to surrounding tissues.


ADA members to monitor the development of this study which can be beneficial in treating oral cancer.

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