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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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Don’t give kids under one fruit juice

Parents should avoid offering fruit juice to infants under one, unless advised by a doctor, as it provides “no nutritional benefit” and may harm their oral and general health.

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Hormone replacement therapy highly-effective in reducing gum disease

New research suggests hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could be used to reduce gum disease and prevent tooth loss.

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Dental phobia the cause of many cavities and missing teeth

People with dental phobia are more likely to have cavities or missing teeth, a new study has confirmed.

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