Vegan diet can lead to tooth decay, warns leading dentist

Dr Mervyn Druian, from the London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, says he has seen a rise in patients showing signs of tooth decay after cutting out certain foods.
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This study confirms a need for further oral health education. Increasing oral health literacy levels in adult caregivers of young children may lead to an increase in oral health seeking behaviors and a decrease in preventable dental caries in the pediatric population. PMID: 31621429 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Community Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: J Community Health Nurs Source Type: research
Publication date: 2019Source: Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 18, Part 3Author(s): Disha Khandare, Somnath MukherjeeAbstractFluoride pollution in water emerges a challenging problem to environmental researchers especially in regions where people depend on groundwater for drinking. Natural water bodies are experienced Fluoride impurities from geogenic and anthropogenic sources. Fluoride contamination in drinking water sources has been recognized as a major problem in many countries worldwide especially in several parts of India, China, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, Argentina, East Africa, part of South Africa, Tur...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
AbstractTooth loss is an important health dilemma. The aim of the present study was to perform a systematic review and meta ‐analysis of dental status and edentulism in the elderly residing in Iran. An electronic search of the literature was carried out on Farsi and English databases using the following keywords: edentulism, dental caries, elderly, oral and dental health, edentulous, geriatric, caries, dentate, Iran, a nd prevalence. Articles that met the eligibility criteria according to the STROBE (Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies In Epidemiology) checklist were selected and entered into the meta‐...
Source: Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby’s brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday. Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of the foods contained all four heavy metals. One in five baby foods tested had over 10 times the 1-ppb limit of lead endorsed by public health advocates, although experts agree that no level of lead is safe. The results mimicked a previous&nb...
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AbstractAimOral health literacy is emerging as an important element in oral health promotion, but few studies have been conducted in older adults. This work aimed to develop and validate the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Dentistry for Older Adults (OA ‐TOFHLiD).MethodsThe tool was developed by a researcher and then evaluated by experts for face validity. A convenience sample was conducted to recruit 105 older adults, aged more than 60  years in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in 2016. 2 existing health literacy tools and the newly developed test were administered and oral health statuses were examined by a dentist.Res...
Source: Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
(CNN) — Americans spent $1.4 billion on the most popular brands of children’s fruit drinks and flavored waters last year. Yet according to nutritional guidelines, none of the drinks were healthy. Why would loving parents do this? Perhaps because US beverage companies spent $20.7 million to advertise fun, fruity drinks with added sugars to families in 2018, according to Children’s Drink Facts 2019, a new report from the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. “I know that parents want their children to be healthy, but the sweetened drink market is just incredibly co...
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CONCLUSION: Dental caries was highly prevalent among this population and urgent action is required to reduce the population burden of this disease. Malnutrition, which was not measured for this study, is highly prevalent among children in Timor-Leste and could explain the high caries rates in this population. The effect of malnutrition on dental caries and vice-versa needs further investigation. Programs and policies are urgently needed for oral health promotion and also the prevention and management of dental caries in Timorese children. These strategies should also address the urgent need for emergency dental services ai...
Source: Rural and Remote Health - Category: Rural Health Tags: Rural Remote Health Source Type: research
Oral diseases are pathologic conditions that affect oral and maxillofacial tissues. Dental caries and periodontal diseases are the most common forms of oral diseases, but there are a wide variety of diseases that can occur in oral and maxillofacial tissues. These oral diseases range from metabolic, inflammatory, infectious, neoplastic, autoimmune, developmental, to idiopathic origin. Numerous oral conditions have overlapping clinical signs and symptoms, which make the diagnosis and management challenging for the dentist. However, a comprehensive understanding of clinical behavior will help in differentiating the various or...
Source: Dental Clinics of North America - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Pulpitis;   Apical Periodontitis Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Screening using DMFT and PUFA, orthopantomogram is taken and assessed using PAI, comprehensive clinical examination to diagnose pulpal and periapical conditions. Sponsor:   Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre Completed
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Nguyen, Van Thai / Nguyen, Hong Loi / Nguyen, Toai / Jagom ägi, TriinPage 457 - 463Purpose: To determine the oral hygiene habits, levels of dental caries, and periodontal condition of patients with repaired cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) in Central Vietnam.Materials and Methods: A total of 78 patients (1-54 years old; median: 6 years) with CL/P were examined for dental caries, gingivitis and periodontitis using the decayed, missing, and filled teeth (dmft/DMFT) index, gingival bleeding on probing and periodontal pocket depth. Data about dental visits, brushing habits and socioeconomic status were collected.Results: A ...
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