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Articles related to tooth decay

Browse: Dentists Fall for Cavity Illusion
An optical illusion is causing dentists to drill unnecessarily large holes in their patients' teeth.
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Feature: Ancient Skeletons Reveal the Cost of a Sweet Tooth
A genetic study of ancient oral bacteria in the calcified dental plaque of human skeletons shows that our ancestors had healthier mouths than us.
Browse: Fluoridation Benefits Adults, Too
Drinking fluoridated water reduces tooth decay, even as an adult, a study by the Australian Research Centre for Population Adult Health has found.