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September 23, 2020 News NewsOral Health

FDI World Dental Federation and Smile Train: Children with Clefts are at High Risk for Tooth Decay, Gum Disease and Other Serious Oral Health Concerns

by FDI World Dental Federation

Around the world, a baby is born with a cleft about every three minutes. Many children with clefts have severe difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. What’s more, even after having cleft surgery, these children often have a higher risk

July 28, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Kiwi Preschoolers Losing Teeth to Painful, Preventable Tooth Decay

by University of Canterbury, Medical Xpress

Kiwi kids are suffering unnecessarily from severe tooth decay that could be prevented, according to research published today in JAMA Pediatrics, the highest-ranking journal of pediatrics, perinatology and child health in the world. The nation-wide study, evaluating the link between community water fluoridation

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December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive DentistryTooth decay

Neutrophils: Potential Culprits in Tooth Decay

by Russel Gitalis, BSc, MSc Candidate; Yoav Finer, DMD, PhD, FRCD(C); Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip.Perio

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly all adults have dental caries at some point in time.1 Resin composite is the most used restorative material in dentistry;2 most resin composite restorations are placed due to secondary caries or recurrent caries

December 1, 2019 News News

Experts Call For More Active Prevention Of Tooth Decay For Children’s Teeth

by University of Dundee

A dentist’s drill might not be the best way to tackle tooth decay in children’s teeth, a new study has concluded. Findings from a major dental trial suggest that preventing tooth decay from occurring in the first place is the

November 7, 2019 News News

Dentists Help Social Media Influencer Treat Oral Effects Of Cancer Treatment

by ADA News

Quendella Davis was only 13 years old when she conquered nasopharyngeal cancer after enduring 36 treatments of radiation and chemotherapy. While Ms. Davis is now cancer free, the radiation therapy left her oral health in disarray. “I was 21 years

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

October 1, 2019 News News

Down Syndrome Children In UAE Have Higher Rates Of Tooth Decay, Study Finds

by The National UAE

Down syndrome children need more help to access proper dental care, according to dentists who found they had significantly higher rates of tooth decay than their non-disabled peers. New research, which focused on Down syndrome children aged between four and

June 3, 2019 News News

Tooth Decay May Result From Immune Response, Not Just Bacterial Plaque

by Sherry Eskander, The Varsity

Cavities in teeth may result from an immune system response, not just bacteria, according to a recent U of T study. This counters decades of established thinking in dental research. In 1970, Dr. John Gabrovsek of the Cleveland Clinic published research in

May 18, 2019 News News

Fluoride Reduces Dental Risk From Minimal and Extended Breastfeeding

by University of Adelaide

Cavity-conscious mothers can rest assured their children will not be at increased risk of tooth decay if they can’t breastfeed or they want to breastfeed their children for longer—as long as they have access to fluoridated water, research from the

May 12, 2019 News News

Charcoal Toothpastes “Don’t Whiten Teeth”

by BBC News

Charcoal-based toothpastes, which claim to whiten teeth, are a “marketing gimmick” which could increase the risk of tooth decay and staining, says a review in the British Dental Journal. The charcoal products, which are increasingly popular, often contain no fluoride

May 7, 2019 News News

Australian Study Finds ‘No-Drill’ Dentistry Stops Tooth Decay

by University of Sydney

A University of Sydney study has revealed that tooth decay (dental caries) can be stopped, reversed, and prevented without the need for the traditional ‘fill and drill’ approach that has dominated dental care for decades. The results of the seven

October 16, 2018 News News

Popular Ideas on Healthy Teeth Are Marketing, Not Dental Science

by Steve Steinberg, UW School of Dentistry

Almost any schoolchild can tell you: We prevent cavities by brushing our teeth, because that’s how you remove the sticky film containing millions of decay-causing germs. But this notion is more of an advertising-created myth than fact, according to Philippe Hujoel,

October 9, 2018 News News

$1.85 Million Grant Supports Scientist’s Study of Tooth Decay in Young HIV Patients

by Clemson University

Much of the research concerning the human microbiome focuses on the gut and the influence that diet and nutrition have on the microbes residing in our digestive systems. Fewer studies consider the bacteria and fungi that live in our mouths,

October 3, 2018 News News

Pediatric Dentists Highlight Gaps in Oral Health Knowledge and Generational Differences in Caring for Little Teeth

by American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)

A new national survey conducted on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) reveals nearly three quarters (74 percent) of U.S. parents do not take their child to the dentist by their first birthday, the age recommended by

July 10, 2018 News News

Children With ‘As Many As 20 Decayed Teeth’ Inspire Brisbane Dentist

by Shelley Lloyd, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

You might not know his name, but Brisbane dentist Malcolm Campbell is a hero to hundreds of children in East Timor. Once a year, with the help of other volunteers, he loads up a truck with a mobile dental clinic

March 28, 2018 News News

Hidden Epidemic: Older Adults Suffering from Untreated Tooth Decay

by Center for Oral Health

A report released today by the Center for Oral Health (COH) found that a significant number of older adults in California are plagued by oral health problems despite the fact that dental disease is largely preventable. The study, “A Healthy

March 19, 2018 News News

High Levels of Tooth Decay Across Australian Population Cause Concern

by Alison Branley, ABC News

Only half of all Australians brush their teeth twice a day and it’s contributing to high levels of decay across the country, a report card on the nation’s dental health has found. A leading think-tank has published the country’s first

March 1, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Red Wine Chemicals Help Fight Tooth Decay, Gum Disease

by Alex Therrien, BBC News

Red wine has previously been linked to a range of supposed health benefits, from helping the heart to lowering the risk of diabetes. Now a new study suggests it contains chemicals that can help in the fight against tooth decay

January 11, 2017 News Dental CareDiseaseNews

The Canary System Found to Regenerate Early Areas of Tooth Decay

by The Canary System

The Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry has published a study entitled “Remineralization of Natural Early Caries Lesion in vitro by P11‐4 Monitored with Photothermal Radiometry and Luminescence”. This paper concluded that Credentis’ new product CURODONT Repair based on the

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New Report Shows Inequities in Dental Care for Millions of Illinois Residents

by Oral Health

Poor oral health is one of the most pressing, unmet health care issues facing Illinois children and adults today according to a new state oral health assessment report Oral Health in Illinois, the first comprehensive statewide oral health assessment ever