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It is estimated that up to 20% of the Australian population suffer from a form of gum disease. Periodontitis is caused by enviromental (bacteria) and host related factors. 

According to Kathy Phipps, PhD, under normal circumstances of diet and challenge, children become permanently colonized with mutans streptococci between the middle of the second year and the end of the third year of life, during a window of infectivity.

The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term influence of gingival inflammation on tooth loss.

Journal of Periodontology researchers have determined that women undergoing ovulation induction for infertility treatment for more than 3 menstrual cycles experience higher gingival inflammation, bleeding and gingival crevicular fluid.

GERMAN BOFFINS are developing a mobile phone that will alert users when their breath is bad or they are particularly smelly.

A new study from Australia suggests that young boys and girls exhibit different tooth decay patterns. While boys have more decay in their baby teeth, the study indicated that girls had more tooth decay as adults.

Liquid toothpaste is 35 percent more effective in preventing cavities that form between teeth than traditional toothpaste, according to new research published in the current issue of Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).