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National report drills into Australia's tooth decay epidemic proving it's kids who are at most risk.

Colgate has released new research as part of a national report into tooth decay, entitled The Colgate Cavity Report. Tooth decay is considered to be Australia's most chronic disease for children and is five times more prevalent in children than asthma. Disturbingly, child oral health in Australia is actually getting worse.

Periodontal Disease and Asthma.

Researchers in Brazil found that individuals with periodontal disease are 5 times more likely to develop asthma than those without the disease. The study may be found in the Journal of Periodontology...while researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found evidence that periodontal disease may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. The study found that males with periodontal disease have a 64% higher risk of developing the cancer.

Are your teeth eroding before your eyes?

There has been a lot of talk recently about a seemingly new condition known as "acid wear". Although acid wear has been around forever, it is becoming a bigger problem firstly because of the availability of acidic foods and drinks and secondly because fewer teeth are being extracted so they are needed to function for longer. If the enamel on teeth is exposed to acid a small layer of it is softened.