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Children From Wealthy Backgrounds at Greater Risk of Tooth Wear

November 29, 2021
by Griffith University


Children who attend private schools or have a high family income are more susceptible to wearing down their teeth than those from lower socio-economic areas according to a global study of 30 countries.

Researchers found that easy access to soft drinks, energy drinks and packaged juices in affluent countries increased the risk of tooth decay.

In a study published in the Journal of Dentistryresearchers from Griffith University and Singapore’s National Dental Research Institute analyzed 65 studies with 64,000 participants to determine a causal link between socio-economic status (SES) and tooth wear in children and adults.

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