Dental caries in the first half of life.

Friday 11th October 2013

The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study is the first study in the world to track dental caries from childhood to the adulthood. There has been a perception among dentists that dental caries is mostly active in the younger population. However, using lifetime data from birth to age 38, researchers from the Dunedin Study lead by Dr. Jonathan Broadbent showed that dental caries remain constant over the lifecourse, at least to late thirties, and is not a disease of childhood.

Broadbent, J. M. , Foster-Page, L.A. , Thomson, W. M., Poulton, R. | 2013

Permanent dentition caries through the first half of life

British Dental Journal, 2013, 215(215), E12, DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.991. 
http://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v215/n7/full/sj.bdj.2013.991.html