12/18/2019

Can orthodontic treatment prevent tooth decay later in life?


Maintaining a daily oral health routine is a vital part of dental health.

Aside from the basics of brushing and flossing at home, attending regular dentist appointments are also important for oral health.

According to the Canadian Dental Association, poor oral health can affect more than an individual’s quality of life.

The risk and presence of oral diseases have been linked to other serious chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and respiratory illness in older adults.

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Researchers Doğramacı and Brennan from the University of Australia recently assessed the influence of orthodontic treatment on dental ‘caries’ or dental tooth decay.

They published their findings in the Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, in which they gathered data from almost 2000 participants who previously received orthodontic treatment at age 13 from the School Dental Clinics in South Australia.

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° Fuente : medicalnewsbulletin.com
° Author : Stephanie Tsang