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fall into decay

to degenerate; to rot. The house was very old and had fallen into decay. The small town fell into decay, and people moved out.
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Of the 10% affected by tooth decay on Merseyside and Cheshire, on average those children had three decayed teeth due to disease, but 90% had no decay at all.
As the tooth decay progresses the living core of the tooth that contains the nerves and the blood vessels, the pulp, may be affected.
The fluoride in some toothpaste, mouthwash and municipal drinking water is one of the most effective ways to prevent decay.
Both sets of test samples were periodically inspected visually and rated for decay in accordance with AWPA E-18 standard (AWPA 2009).
Today's announcement is based on Viance's in-service findings of decay on 4x4 posts located in multiple residential locations near Atlanta, Georgia and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Dentist Graham Wilding, founder of the campaign, said, "As a dentist with more than 20 years of experience, I have seen much suffering from tooth decay, especially in young children.
There are certain situations when a sealant would not be recommended: the presence of behavior management issues, the inability to isolate and maintain a dry field, the presence of decay, pit and fissures that are well coalesced and basically self-cleansing, and any allergies to the sealant material.
Research and report on either of the following: The process that causes tooth decay or how bacteria can be beneficial to your health.
More than 90 per cent of decay in teeth starts in the biting and root surfaces.
Because tooth decay has several causes, the team attempted to control for confounding factors through interviews with the students' parents.
The National Alliance of Equity in Dental Health, who compiled the report, now wants the Government to extend fluoridation to reach a quarter of the population where tooth decay is unacceptably high.
The Howards' insurance company also turned down their $15,000 claim four times, even though their policy covered ``collapse due to hidden decay.
Expanding care and preventing decay, though the promotion of good prevention activities such as sealant application, and
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Modern lifestyle habits help prevent tooth decay, according to a new study.
Neutron decays are detected in real time using the scintillation light produced in the helium by the beta-decay electrons.