Differences in the mouths of youth born with HIV may increase their risk of dental decay
(Forsyth Institute) A team of scientists from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, in collaboration with the NIH-funded Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), has published the results of a new study indicating that differences in the mouth bacteria of youth born with HIV may increase their risk of cavities. The researchers found that HIV-infected youth, compared with uninfected youth, had lower numbers of Corynebacterium, a microbe that is abundant in dental plaque of healthy individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NIDCR Science News - June 2018
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Stadtman Program Brings New Talent to NIDCR's Labs Intramural scientist explores molecular pathways underlying craniofacial disorders. NIDCR • June 28, 2018   Joint Venture: UCI, Others Create Breakthrough Treatment for Crippling Jaw DiseaseUniversity of California Irvine • June 20, 2018 Dental Researchers Identify Protein Key to Wound HealingUniversity of Pennsylvania • June 18, 2018 Slade and Sanders’ Research Affir...
Source: NIDCR Science News - June 29, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Top GB Athletes Plagued by Tooth Decay, Oral Disease - Study Top GB Athletes Plagued by Tooth Decay, Oral Disease - Study
Winning athletes love to bite their medals and smile for the cameras as they hold their trophies aloft, but their teeth may actually be holding them back.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health News Source Type: news

Tee for the toothfairy takes a swing at tooth decay
(Charlotte, NC – June 13, 2018) On May 11th, IQ Dental Supply hosted the 2nd Annual Tee for the ToothFairy Charity Golf Tournament in Kenilworth, NJ. Sixty golfers enjoyed beautiful weather, great raffle prizes, lunch and dinner at the event. Close to $18,000 was raised to help support the mission of America ’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF).“This was the second year we were able to host this event and we are thrilled with its growth,” said IQ Dental Supply President, Sergey Kunin. “The turnout was fantastic, the golfers had a great time and...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Warning Labels Can Scare Folks Away From Sugary Drinks
TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- People are less likely to buy sugary drinks if they see warning labels that include graphic pictures of health consequences such as obesity, diabetes and tooth decay, researchers report. They conducted a study in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Better fluoridated water access leads to less tooth decay
U.S. children and adolescents with greater access to fluoridated drinking water are less likely to experience dental decay, according to a new analysis of data. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Fluoridated water prevents dental decay for kids, adults in U.S
U.S. children and adolescents with greater access to fluoridated drinking water are less likely to experience dental decay, according to a new analysis of data. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Water fluoridation confirmed to prevent dental decay in US children and adolescents
(International& American Associations for Dental Research) The fluoridation of America's drinking water was a great public health achievement in the twentieth century but there are few studies from the last three decades investigating the impact of water fluoridation on US dental health. A recent study " Water fluoridation and dental caries in US children and adolescents, " published in the Journal of Dental Research, evaluated associations between the availability of community water fluoridation and dental decay experience in US child and adolescent populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Long-term follow-up of inactive occlusal caries lesions: 4-5-year results
ConclusionThe vast majority of lesions (85 –90%) identified as inactive enamel caries at baseline did not progress over 4–5 years. Despite this fact, it was possible to detect an increased risk for caries progression in caries-inactive occlusal sites compared with the sound ones.Clinical relevanceConsidering the low progression rates, inactive caries lesions do not need a specific caries-controlling treatment and should be monitored longitudinally in the same manner as sound surfaces. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 13, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Septodont helps prevent tooth decay with sealant donation to america ’s toothfairy
A young patient is prepped to receive an application of Septodont ’s Toothfairy Pit& Fissure Sealant at one of America ’s ToothFairy’s Dental Resource Partner clinics(Charlotte, NC – May 23, 2018) Tooth decay is the most common chronic untreated disease among children in the U.S., but thanks to a generous product contribution from Septodont, thousands of children will receive preventive sealants to protect their smiles from the devastating consequences of tooth decay. Over $75,000 in Toothfairy ™ Pit& Fissure Sealants were donated by Septodont to America ’s ToothFairy: National C...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Rotten teeth health warning on sugary drinks could deter buyers
Researchers find inclination to buy sugary drinks reduces with graphic tooth decay warningGraphic health warnings like those on cigarette packets, showing rows of rotten teeth on cans of cola and other sugary drinks, could deter some young adults from buying them, a study has shown.Sugary drinks are blamed for fuelling the obesity epidemic, but in spite of the large quantities of sugar they contain – nine teaspoons in a can of Coca Cola – they do not carry a red traffic-light warning, which is voluntary in the UK. Sugar taxes, like thatrecently introduced in the UK, may reduce sales, but obesity experts believe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Sugar Obesity Food & drink industry Health Business Society UK news Diabetes Source Type: news

California children are drinking less soda but are getting more calories from sugary sports and energy products
Children and teenagers in California are filling up on sports and energy drinks that contain similar amounts of sweeteners and pose the same health risks as soda, according to a new  study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.“There should be a warning label on flavored water, sports and energy drinks that says, ‘We may seem like a healthy choice, but we’re loaded with sugar, too,’” said Joelle Wolstein, research scientist at the center and lead author of the study. “People seem unaware that these drinks have the same or even higher amounts of added sweetener...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

One in five children has rotten teeth
MORE than 160,000 children of primary school age have rotten teeth, according to a new report. Figures from Public Health England show that 23.3 per cent of five-year-olds in England have dental decay. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tooth decay in five-year-olds continues to decline
Levels of tooth decay in five year old children are continuing to decline, according to data published by Public Health England (PHE). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nearly a quarter of children  starting primary school have tooth decay
Some 23.3 per cent have dental decay, according Public Health England data. British Dental Association chairman Mick Armstrong said: 'It's a tragedy that a oral health is determined by postcodes'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

His Tooth is Funny Looking. What is It?
Discussion Teeth are specialized anatomic parts of the human body that are developed between the ectoderm and ecomesenchyme in a complex process called odontogenesis. More than 300 genes have been identified that influence odontogenesis. Dental abnormalities can have significance for cosmesis, malocclusion, dental caries and periodontal diseases. It is not uncommon for more than 1 area to be affected. For example, Hutchinson teeth which are caused by congenital syphilis are smaller with wider spacing between the teeth within the arch, and also have a characteristic notching. Learning Point Some common dental problems that...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 14, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

GPs urged to look out for dental neglect in children
GPs need better training in dental care so they recognise dental neglect which is a marker for child neglect Related items fromOnMedica Public health experts warn of child tooth decay epidemic Rising numbers of child hospital dental operations Preschool tooth extractions rise by a quarter GPs need to improve services for children at risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bacteria boost antifungal drug resistance in severe childhood tooth decay
(University of Pennsylvania) Some young children experience severe tooth decay that resist normal therapies. New research led by Dongyeop Kim and Hyun (Michel) Koo of Penn's School of Dental Medicine shows how plaque's protective matrix can shield fungal cells from the drugs intended to kill them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA study reports nearly 1 in 3 California kids have a sugary drink daily
This study shows that children are still drinking too much sugar. In order to keep our kids healthy and our chronic disease rates and costs from skyrocketing, we need to reverse this trend,” said Flojaune Cofer, state policy director atPublic Health Advocates,  a California-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing policy solutions to emerging health issues. “The problem is especially severe among low-income communities, heightening the need for local and state policymakers to redouble efforts to protect these communities.”According toprevious research by Babey, one in three young adults in California ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NYU Dentistry study identifies effective school-based cavity prevention program
(New York University) School-based prevention programs can substantially reduce children's cavities -- but what type of treatment should be delivered in schools to best prevent tooth decay? A new study by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, published in the journal BMC Oral Health, suggests that cavity prevention programs with a combination of prevention strategies may be more effective than one alone for reducing tooth decay. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of Total and Untreated Dental Caries Among Youth: United States, 2015-2016
This report presents the prevalence of total and untreated caries in primary or permanent teeth among youth aged 2-19 years for 2015-2016, and trends from 2011-2012 through 2015-2016. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inequalities in dental health are most evident in young children
(University of Gothenburg) Inequalities in dental health are most evident in 3 to 6-year-old children, according to a thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy. Preschoolers in socioeconomically disadvantaged families had a more than four times higher risk of tooth decay compared to age cohorts with better living conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospitals remove a rotten tooth from a child every 10 minutes
A child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes due to preventable tooth decay, according to data published by Public Health England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dental Caries Prevention Strategies Among Immigrant Children Dental Caries Prevention Strategies Among Immigrant Children
Which preventive strategies for caries reduction among children and adolescents with immigrant or low socioeconomic backgrounds are most effective?BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

A Community Health Worker's Dispatch from Arizona
April 05, 2018She was starving. She couldn ’t help but eat the tomato.This week, we ’re featuring personal stories from frontline health workers all over the world. It’s just one of the ways we’re celebratingWorld Health Worker Week 2018.Here they tell us about the clients who ’ve moved them, the moments that keep them coming to work each day, and what it’sreally like to provide health services on the front lines.Today ’s post featuresMaria Valenzuela, a community health worker who serves some of the most vulnerable communities in Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States through...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Study of Oral Moisturizers Concludes that OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Contain One of the Safest pH Levels of any US OTC Dry Mouth Product
The objective of the study was to measure pH levels, titratable acidity, and erosive effect of commercially distributed dry mouth lozenges and adhering discs on teeth, mainly the dentin which is exposed at the gumline. Each product was crushed into five grams of powder and dissolved in 10 mL of water. Acidity was measured with a calibrated pH meter. Titratable acidity was measured by adding sodium hydroxide until the solution reached neutrality. Erosion of tooth structure was measured by placing human teeth in the solution and measuring loss of mass.In order of danger, the most dangerously acidic dry mouth lozenges and adh...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What Problems are Caused by Non-Nutritive Sucking Habits?
Discussion Facial growth is affected by the normal activities of breathing, sucking, chewing and swallowing. Sucking habits effects on facial structures “…depend[s] on the frequency, intensity and duration of the habits, the osteogenic development and the genetic endowment of the child.” Breastfeeding assists normal development of the facial structures (mainly maxilla, mandible and dental arches) by proper muscle activity and tongue positions. With bottle, finger, or pacifier sucking, there is overuse of the chin and cheek muscles, underuse of the orbicular oris and masseter muscles, and malpositioning ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

All clear for fluoridation from PHE
A report from Public Health England shows water fluoridation helps reduce tooth decay and that there is no convincing evidence of adverse health effects. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Straws provide more risks than benefits for your mouth and skin
Many people drink through straws to protect their teeth, but experts say these products may cause more harm than good. These risks include accelerated aging, tooth decay and gas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gum disease having devastating impact on general health and well-being warn dentists
A new report has revealed that the number of people affected by tooth decay and gum disease is having a widespread and devastating impact not only on patients mouths but also on their general health and wellbeing, particularly in the older population. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School; Press Release Source Type: news

'Unacceptable' figures reveal a divide in dental health
Government data reveals in Rotherham there are 1,143 hospital admissions because of tooth decay for every 100,000 children under the age of four. In contrast, just nine occur in Leicester. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Combat Tooth Erosion by Reducing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
A Recent Study Shows that Nightly Use of Oral Adhering Discs Significantly Improves Symptoms Associated with GERDSeattle, WA (February 21, 2018) –An article about a recent clinical study, “Dental Erosion, GERD, and Salivary Stimulation,” published in theJournal of Oral& Dental Health, February2018, reports that OraCoat® XyliMelts® oral adhering discs used while sleeping reduce reflux of stomach acids, in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which causes tooth erosion. In patients with GERD, the esophagus is exposed to stomach acid long enough to cause symptoms.GERD is estimated to occur in ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

State Actions to Improve Oral Health Outcomes
A five-year competitive renewal to continue CDC investment in and support for state oral health programs. The purpose is to assist States to decrease dental caries, oral health disparities, and other co-morbid chronic diseases associated with poor oral health outcomes. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Tooth Decay in Babies
-- Parents and caregivers can pass cavity-causing bacteria to babies through saliva, by sharing foods and spoons. Or tooth decay can develop when an infant's teeth and gums are exposed to any liquid or food other than water for long periods,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Red wine compound 'could help tooth decay and gum disease fight'
Polyphenols found in red wine helped fend off harmful bacteria in the mouth, a study finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Associations Between Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption and Children's Health: An Updated Review of the Literature
Review examines the evidence on: 1) the health impacts of sugary beverages on children's health (obesity, diabetes risk, dental caries, and caffeine-related effects); 2) the health impact of substituting SSBs with other drinks; and 3) the role of taste preferences in SSB consumption patterns. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do Signs of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Increase the Odds of Dental Caries? A Case-Control Study
Conclusion: Children considered by their parents/guardians to have attention deficit have a greater chance of exhibiting dental caries, independently of household income. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 26, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Probiotic Lactobacillus sp. inhibit growth, biofilm formation and gene expression of caries-inducing Streptococcus mutans.
J Cell Mol Med. 2018 Jan 8. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.13496. [Epub ahead of print]AbstractStreptococcus mutans contributes significantly to dental caries, which arises from homoeostasic imbalance between host and microbiota. We hypothesized that Lactobacillus sp. inhibits growth, biofilm formation and gene expression of Streptococcus mutans. Antibacterial (agar diffusion method) and antibiofilm (crystal violet assay) characteristics of probiotic Lacobacillus sp. against Streptococcus mutans (ATCC 25175) were evaluated. We investigated whether Lacobacillus casei (ATCC 393), Lactobacillus reuteri (ATCC 23272), Lactobacillus plantaru...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Nicotine is a risk factor for dental caries: An in vivo study
Journal of Dental SciencesAvailable online 17 January 2018In Press, Corrected Proof—Note to usersAbstractBackground/purposeStreptococcus mutans is an important pathogen in the development of dental caries. Many studies have focused on the relationship between nicotine andS. mutans in vitro. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of nicotine on the growth ofS. mutans and its cariogenic potentialin vivo.Materials and methodsSixteen male Specific-pathogen-free Wistar rats were divided into 2 groups (nicotine-treated and nicotine-untreated group) and infected withS. mutans. TheS.&nbs...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 22, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cavity prevention approach effectively reduces tooth decay
(University of California - San Francisco) A scientifically based approach that includes a tooth-decay risk assessment, aggressive preventive measures and conservative restorations can dramatically reduce decay in community dental practices, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Just another sugary snack: Yogurt increases risk of tooth decay in children; experts say snacking in general is bad for dental health
(Natural News) Sugary snacks increase the risk of tooth decay in children, while tooth brushing does not completely help protect their teeth from the effects, according to a study. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow who analyzed the relationship of snacking... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoghurt increases children's risk of tooth decay
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found under five-year-olds who snack on sweets or chocolate are twice as likely to suffer tooth decay even if they brush their teeth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Dental Material Can Resist Biofilm Growth And Kills Bacteria
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed an antibacterial resin for dental procedures such as cavity fillings. They hope that the material can provide improved fillings that resist tooth decay and last longer. Conventional materials for dental fillings are prone to being covered in plaque, a sticky biofilm that can lead to tooth decay and filling failure. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are working on developing something better. “Dental biomaterials such as these,” said Geelsu Hwang, a researcher involved in the study, “need to achieve two goals: first, they should kill ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 10, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Britain's dental crisis: Charities that assist third world countries are forced to step in to cope with the'national disaster' because dentists are too busy to properly treat patients
Read more:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5228483/Britains-dental-crisis-forcing-charities-step-in.html#ixzz53AAdSxWLBritain's dental crisis is forcing charities that assist third world countries to step in.Dentists in the UK are so inundated with targets and admin, they lack the time and resources to properly focus on dental health, resulting in a'national disaster'that is making patient treatment a low priority, according to a letter signed by more than 400 dentists.Described as'an international disgrace', Dentaid, a charity which works across parts of Africa, Asia and Central America, set up its first UK schem...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Trendy ‘ Raw Water ’ Can Reportedly Give You Hepatitis, Other Diseases
CBS Local — A new health craze that has many people paying high prices for unfiltered water is also reportedly putting those people at risk for diseases like hepatitis and norovirus. According to a report from The New York Times, the demand for “raw water” in and around California’s Silicon Valley has sent prices soaring. The small companies bottling their untreated product have hiked the price from around $37 to over $60 for a 2.5-gallon jug. “It has a vaguely mild sweetness, a nice smooth mouth feel, nothing that overwhelms the flavor profile,” San Francisco grocery store manager Kevin...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Bacteria Chris Melore Fluoride Hepatitis Local TV Norovirus raw water talkers Source Type: news

Parents urged to limit children's snacks to 100 calories
Campaign aims to encourage healthier snacking to reduce obesity and tooth decay Related items fromOnMedica “Sugar-free” drinks – are they really healthy? Chocolate bars and cakes could shrink under new sugar guidelines Experts call for ban on sales of energy drinks to under 16s Tenfold global rise in childhood/teen obesity since 1975 Children order fast food from schools, report shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS vending machines: where does the conflict lie?
NHS England has strongly voiced concerns over the need to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth decay within NHS premises. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Oral Health of American Indian and Alaska Native Children Aged 6-9 Years: Results of the 2016-2017 IHS Oral Health Survey (April 2017)
This data brief presents information on the prevalence of dental caries in the primary and permanent teeth of AI/AN children in 2016-2017. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Dental Association Supports Fluoridated Water
-- Not every community in the United States adds fluoride to drinking water. Nonetheless, the American Dental Association supports the practice, saying fluoridated water: Helps prevent tooth decay. Protects all ages against cavities. Is safe... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news