dental caries

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Synonyms for dental caries

soft decayed area in a tooth

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Researchers at London's King's College Hospital said two out of five (40%) children who needed oral and maxillofacial surgery due to dental decay over a two-year period were already known to social services.
Diagnosis of dental decay refers to the determination of not only the presence but also the degree and the activity of the lesions.
Keywords: Dental decay, Dental fluorosis, Fluoride toothpastes, Karachi.
He said: "Just because there is dental decay in Darcie does not suggest wilful neglect."
Whereas, 40-50% of children suffer from dental decay before the age of five.
As obesity among kids is on the rise in India, dental decay is spreading like an epidemic as both are closely linked, dentists have revealed.
Dental decay rates were calculated by aggregating school-level information on outcome codes (i.e., current or previous decay and urgent treatment needs) into 478 neighbourhoods and 5 health regions; 437 neighbourhoods had available data across both survey years, 440 neighbourhoods had data in 2006/07, and 467 neighbourhoods had data in 2009/10.
Dental decay is the number one cause of kids being hospitalised in the UK, so in countries suffering the destitution and inadequate health access of Palestine, the situation is chronic.
Dental decay continues to be one of the most prevalent diseases of childhood (IOM, 2011 p.
By the time of high school graduation, over 80 percent of West Virginia youth have had dental decay; over 60 percent have had dental decay by age 8 and over 30 percent of West Virginia children suffer from untreated decay.
Despite this, the National Dental Epidemiology Programme for England's oral health survey of five-year-old children on the prevalence and severity of dental decay said that, generally, there have been improvements in cases of tooth decay and severity in young children.
The maxilla showed evidence of periodontal disease and heavy dental wear, although it lacks other pathologies such as dental decay or abscesses.
To address such disparities as 85 per cent of three to five years olds have or have had a cavity and the rates of dental decay among Inuit are two to three times higher than the average Canadian, ITK has collaborated with Inuit regions to create the action plan.