A toothpaste with more than 20 different flavours can make you a tooth fairy, but the more flavours you have, the more likely you are to have a tooth infection.
The new study by researchers from the University of Sheffield has found that people with a split tooth have a higher rate of tooth decay than those who don’t have a split.
The study also found that a toothache is more likely to occur in people with more common forms of toothache, such as tooth decay and abscesses, than in those who are more common with only one type of tooth pain.
In the study, researchers tested more than 15,000 people with common tooth pain to find out how common different types of tooth disorders were.
They also looked at tooth decay, abscess and tooth pain, looking at all tooth decay events between 2008 and 2012.
The researchers found that the prevalence of tooth infection in people who had a split or split tooth was 1.8 per cent.
That’s 0.07 per cent higher than people who didn’t have split or broke their teeth.
They were also less likely to have abscessed teeth, which was more common in people whose teeth were split.
Researchers say the findings could help people understand what types of dental conditions cause dental pain.
The findings also showed that the most common dental conditions were:In total, they looked at nearly 30,000 dental records for 1,741 people aged over 18.
The people in the study were asked about their health and the type of dental treatment they received.
The majority of people who did not have a broken tooth had a tooth abscess or tooth absences.
But when asked about other dental conditions, such a tooth pain or tooth split, more than two-thirds of people in both groups reported they had dental abscess, absences and tooth split.
In terms of the types of diseases that caused the dental pain, the people who experienced tooth pain had a higher risk of cavities than the people with no dental pain or dental absences, the study found.
Researchers said the findings would be useful in the field of dental pain management.
Dr Paula Pardo, the lead author from the study said:”We believe that tooth absence and tooth absession are very common conditions and we know that this can be a contributing factor to dental pain in young people.”
The tooth absense and tooth splitting may also contribute to tooth decay.
“We also know that tooth infection can be associated with dental pain and this may contribute to dental problems later in life.”
Dr Pauli Pardo said there was no evidence that tooth decay was linked to dental absence or tooth splits.
“If you are taking care of teeth, you can prevent tooth decay,” she said.
“So, it’s important to take care of your teeth, particularly the outer teeth, and to check your tooth history regularly to make sure you have no underlying dental problems.”
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