Dental health still pretty much neglected worldwide

March 5, 2015 7:13 AM

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A study in the Journal of Dental Research suggests that more than 2.4bn adults across the globe have untreated tooth decay in their permanent teeth and 621m children have untreated decay in milk teeth.

An international team which included researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle, and the University of Queensland, Australia, led by Prof Wagner Marcenes of Queen Mary University of London carried out this research. They analyzed 378 studies involving some 4.7m people between 1990 and 20...

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