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When do wisdom teeth have to be removed?

Should you have a wisdom tooth removed if it is not causing you any pain? Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Hossein Ghaeminia of Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands researched the risk of complications when removing these teeth.

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Blocking yeast may prevent childhood tooth decay

Though most tooth decay can be blamed on bacteria, the fungus Candida albicans may be a joint culprit in a common form of severe tooth decay affecting toddlers known as early-childhood caries.

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Fewer miss work due to oral health issues

Fewer adults are skipping work because of toothaches, dental appointments, and similar problems, according to a January 2017 survey of 1,108 working people aged 18 years and older conducted by Delta Dental.

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More sugar-free gum could save billions in the treatment of tooth decay

Chewing just one additional piece of sugar-free gum each day could save €3.8bn worldwide on dental expenditures from treating tooth decay, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Dentistry.

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