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 Dentistry, researchers 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.