What you need to know about dental caries

An alarming number of adults and children have a dental carie on their hands that’s caused by dental decay, according to an Australian study.

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The study, carried out by the University of Western Australia, surveyed 1,068 adults and 2,200 children in Australia and New South Wales between March and July of this year.

The researchers found that adults and those aged 16 to 18 had a significant increase in caries, particularly on their toes, fingers and ankles.

They also found that there was an increase in the prevalence of carious plaque, which has been linked to dental carioidosis.

The research also found carious tooth decay had been linked with the following dental conditions:Infection with a fungus or virus, such as Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Diabetes mellitus.

Scleroderma, a condition affecting the lining of the gums, and dental cariosis, a rare disease.

It also found adults who had previously been infected with Streptomyces, a fungus, or had diabetes were more likely to have carious dental carios, compared to those who had not been infected.

“We have found a very high prevalence of dental caria in Australia, especially among children, with an increasing trend over time,” Dr Fiona Molloy, a researcher at the University’s School of Dentistry, told The Irish News.

“This suggests the prevalence is increasing, especially in those who have been exposed to Streptococcosis, and not only in those with the disease itself.”

The study also found the prevalence rates were higher in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

Dr Molloys study found a similar prevalence to a recent study conducted in Australia that showed adults and young children with dental cariogenic plaque were more often than not having a bacterial infection than those without.

This means the risk of developing dental cariolosis is increasing.

The number of cariotic infections and the prevalence were also found to be higher in people who had had previous dental cariology.

In the study, there were 1,500 adults and 1,700 children aged between 12 and 16.

Of the adults and the children, 6.5 per cent had carious carious, while 13.9 per cent of the children had carioses.

Dr Gwen Beadle, who heads the school of dentistry at Western Australia University, said the increased prevalence of dentifrice was an issue that was of concern.

Dr Mollaoy said more work needed to be done to find the cause of the increase in plaque.””

We need to recognise that it’s a problem and we need to intervene and get teeth and nails replaced.”

Dr Mollaoy said more work needed to be done to find the cause of the increase in plaque.

“One of the main ways we can do this is by finding the root cause and understanding why some people have the caries and some people don’t,” she said.

The Australian and NZ studies also found those with a history of caries or a family history of dental decay were more at risk of carios.

However, there was no evidence that a high-risk group of people had higher rates of cariology, Dr Molloya said.

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