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April 5, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Pandemic Backlog Leaves 50,000 Missed Vaccines and 40,000 Delayed Dental Screenings at Hamilton Schools

by The Spec

Public health will send redeployed staff back to their regular jobs at the end of April despite a resurgence of COVID that is forecast to last into the summer. Hamilton medical officer of health Dr. Elizabeth Richardson says programs postponed or downsized for more than

March 21, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Poor Oral Health More Likely for Children With Heart Conditions

by HealthDay

Children with heart conditions are more likely to have poor oral health and teeth in fair or poor condition than those without heart conditions, according to research published in the Feb. 11 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

December 15, 2021 News NewsOral Health

The Pediatric Dentists at Must Love Kids Invites Other Children’s Health Businesses to Bridge Nutritional Gap

by Must Love Kids

Must Love Kids, a Vancouver pediatric dental practice, pledges to contribute $2400 per year to Clark County Food Bank and challenges other area dental practices and children’s healthcare providers to contribute to The Food Bridge, a fundraising campaign aimed to

December 14, 2021 News DentistryNews

‘Good Job Brushing Your Teeth!’ Study Shows Parent Praise Might Encourage Children’s Persistence

by Society for Research in Child Development

To become healthy and successful adults, children need to persist on tasks that they might not necessarily consider easy or fun, like studying, exercising, or brushing one’s teeth. Throughout childhood, persistence behavior changes daily, but the factors that shape this

October 27, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Childhood Cavities, the Most Common Disease Among Children, Lead to Significant Physical, Emotional, Social and Economic Distress

by Colgate-Palmolive Company

Global research from Colgate-Palmolive Company, the worldwide leader in oral care, reveals the effect of childhood cavities on children and parents’ quality of life and wellbeing, offering a compelling reason to prioritize oral health education during National Dental Hygiene Month

August 27, 2021 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental ProductOral Health

Toothpaste for Two and Under: The Fluoride Fill

by Rachael Straus

The use of fluoride is normally an easy topic to agree upon for evidence-based dental professionals. However, in the past year, I’ve stumbled upon an aspect of fluoride usage that seems to be rather debated between dental professionals. The issue

July 27, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Child’s Toothbrushing Habits Linked to Mother’s Mental Health

by Tohoku University

A mother’s mental health may play a larger role in a child’s toothbrushing habits than previously thought. It is no secret that brushing your teeth twice a day is highly effective in promoting healthy teeth and gums. The International Association

April 13, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Scotland Dentists’ Move for Fluoride in the Water Supply to Combat Children’s Oral Health Crisis

by Herald Scotland

SCOTS dentists have re-ignited a decades old debate by demanding that fluoride be added to Scotland’s drinking water to beat a children’s dental crisis exacerbated by a lack of available treatment during pandemic. The British Dental Association in Scotland (BDAS) has been

July 7, 2020 News NewsOral Health

The COVID-19 Effect: ‘Hundreds and Hundreds’ of Children Waiting for Dental Screenings in Orangeville, Shelburne, Dufferin County, Guelph

by Orangeville.com

It’s common for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health to have a wait list for dental screenings, but the public health department is inundated due to closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Normally, we’re able to get through that list much faster,” said

November 5, 2019 News News

ADA’s Tiny Smiles Program Unveils New Physician Resources


The American Dental Association has released a collection of new tools and resources promoting the importance of oral health in infants and young children as part of its Tiny Smiles dental program. Family physicians are invited to use these resources

October 22, 2019 News News

Children’s Dental Health Continuing To Improve

by BBC News

The number of children in Scotland with no obvious sign of tooth decay has hit a record high. Figures from NHS Scotland show four out of five (80%) P7 children had no obvious decay experience in their permanent teeth in

September 24, 2019 News News

WVU School Of Dentistry Explores Social Impacts On Oral Health

by The Morgantown News

Researchers at the West Virginia School of Dentistry are looking beyond the appointment chair to examine how social support or lack thereof impacts children’s oral health. Daniel McNeil, a researcher for the school, along with colleagues, investigated the relation between

September 21, 2019 News News

Tooth Decay: Parents Are ‘Putting Fizzy Drinks’ In Baby Bottles

by BBC News

Some parents are putting fizzy drinks and sugary milkshakes in babies’ bottles, leading to rotting teeth, a dentist has warned. Last year 21,825 tooth extractions were performed on children, 8% lower than 2014. The Welsh Government said an education scheme

September 18, 2019 News News

Hong Kong Preschoolers Still Have Bad Teeth: Study Urges Government Action And Parent Awareness

by South China Morning Post

The lack of progress in tackling tooth decay among preschool children in Hong Kong has raised concerns about government policy and public awareness of dental services for the young, a study has found. The article, published in the May edition

September 8, 2019 News News

8 In 10 Children In India Suffer From Oral Health Problems: Study

by Express Healthcare News

A new national study by KANTAR IMRB for Colgate-Palmolive (India) revealed that at least 8 out of ten children in India suffer from oral health issues, underscoring the need for immediate action. Some of the major oral health problems found

August 20, 2019 News News

U.S. Regulators Push Back Against Canadian Study On Effects Of Fluoride In Water

by National Post

A study of young children in Canada suggests those whose mothers drank fluoridated tap water while pregnant had slightly lower IQ scores than children whose mothers lived in non-fluoridated cities. But don’t dash for the nearest bottled water yet. Health

August 7, 2019 News NewsOral Health

High Doses Of Vitamin D During Pregnancy Found To Help Child’s Dental Health

by CTV News

Upping vitamin D intake during pregnancy can significantly help the health of the child’s teeth long after birth, according to a new study. Danish researchers started their work in 2009, when more than 300 women were given high doses of

July 19, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Colgate, Ryan’s World Unveil Children’s Oral Care Line

by Drug Store News

Colgate and YouTube star Ryan of Ryan’s World have joined forces with Pocket.watch on a new collection of oral care products for children. The collection, designed by Ryan in conjunction with the oral care company, consists of a powered toothbrush,

July 19, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Parents Say Kids’ Oral Health Not Making The Grade Observes Delta Dental Survey

by Delta Dental

The end of the academic year signals report card time for millions of households across America. Likewise, parents recently assigned grades to the status of their kids’ oral health as a part of the Children’s Oral Health Survey. Few parents

July 1, 2019 News NewsOral Health

BDA Applauds Mayor Khan’s Commitment To Child Oral Health

by British Dental Journal

The British Dental Association (BDA) has applauded recommendations from the London Assembly in their new report ‘Keeping the Tooth Fairy Away’, addressing child oral health inequalities across the capital. The report has backed key recommendations from the BDA, including support