Vitamin D and Dental Caries in Primary Dentition
In this volume of The Journal, Chen et al present some intriguing observations from the Kobe Offspring Study, comprising 71 069 children. The authors present analyses which may demonstrate an association between bedtime at 18 months and incidence of dental caries at 3 years, with increasing adjusted odds ratios for later bedtimes. Th is may have some biologic plausibility, since sleep and circadian rhythm may influence salivary flow, immune function, salivary amylase, and oral flora. On balance, though, this study raises as many questions as it seeks to answer.
Child abuse includes physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and even witnessing violence. Timely recognition is important to prevent the abuse from continuing and perhaps escalating. Dental caries is related to a number of factors, such as genetic, dietary, socioeconomic, hygienic, and microbial elements. If dental health is not maintained, caries can develop. With numerous teeth affected by caries, several teeth may have to be extracted at the same time. For children, this is usually done under general anesthesia to provide a more comfortable experience and obtain cooperation from the patient.
Populations living on a diet low in carbohydrates have few dental caries, whereas those living on high-carbohydrate diets, which are widely consumed today, tend to have a high prevalence of dental caries. Dietary carbohydrates are the fuel that creates dental caries, so diets should limit carbohydrates to protect against caries. However, there are no simple modifications in the diet that are associated with a diminished prevalence of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is influenced not only by poor nutritional choices but also by oral hygiene, tobacco smoking, and genetic factors.
International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, EarlyView.
The high-resolution structure of glucan binding protein C (GbpC) at 1.14 Å, a sucrose-dependent virulence factor of the dental caries pathogen Streptococcus mutans, has been determined. GbpC shares not only structural similarities with the V regions of AgI/II and SspB but also functional adherence to salivary agglutinin (SAG) and its scavenger receptor cysteine-rich domains (SRCRs). This is not only a newly identified function for GbpC but also an additional fail-safe binding mechanism for S. mutans. Despite the structural similarities with S. mutans antigen I/II (AgI/II) and SspB of Streptococcus gordonii, GbpC rema...
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Conclusions:Pediatric patients with CHD experience insignifcantly higher dental decay, periodontitis, and saliva Lactobacilli colony counts. The frequency of decayed tooth and gingival diseases in healthy children is high, and hence, more dental care attention in our health system isneeded for healthy children.Keywords:Congenital heart disease, dental caries, periodontal disease
In conclusion, SPC tetramers have a strong affinity for GTF-I/CAT protein by altering its conformation and micro-environment. Our results suggest that SPC tetramers interact with GTF-I/CAT to interfere with the adhesion of S. mutans, which may facilitate the better application of SPC tetramers in the prevention of dental caries. Graphical abstract
This study aims to understand the deciduous dental caries status of preschool children in Xuhui District of Shanghai, China and to analyze the associated risk factors.