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Dental Health

Jul, 2017

Despite the importance of dental health, too many people in the UK neglect their teeth and gums. The Dental Health special report, published in The Times, covers teaching children about oral health, shock advertising used by dental care brands and the American teeth-whitening phenomenon. In addition, the report investigates how digital technology is impacting dentistry and dispels eight myths about dental health


Excessive sugar consumption plays a major role in tooth decay. While the sugar itself doesn’t do any damage, acid is produced when bacteria in your mouth breaks down the sugar – it’s this acid that starts to dissolve the enamel creating holes or cavities in the teeth. This infographic explores food and drink habits around the globe to look for patterns in sugar consumption and tooth decay. Measuring decayed, missing or filled teeth at 12 years of age is one of the most common methods for assessing the prevalence of dental cavities