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Shocking number of children being hospitalized for tooth decay due to excessive sugar consumption and lack of preventative care
(Natural News) While most parents are often worried about their kids getting injured while playing outdoors, a whopping 35,000 children younger than 10 needed tooth decay treatment in 2016 and 2017. According to statistics, children under 10 are now twice as likely to be hospitalized due to tooth decay rather than a broken arm. The worrisome... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Drinking Bottled Water Get Less Lead, More Tooth Decay Kids Drinking Bottled Water Get Less Lead, More Tooth Decay
Switching from tap water to bottled water, children may trade lead exposure for tooth decay, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could mouthwash be putting you at risk of diabetes?
It might help to reduce bad breath and tooth decay, but a surprising new study suggests that mouthwash could also increase the risk of diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Kids who drink bottled water have high risk of tooth decay
Families have flocked to bottle water to protect their children from lead since the Flint crisis, but a new University of North Carolina Chapel Hill study finds that it is linked to tooth decay. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Good And Bad Of Drinking Tap Water
BOSTON (CBS) – According to a study from the University of North Carolina, children who do not drink tap water, which typically contains fluoride, are much more likely to have tooth decay. On the other hand, children and adolescents who do drink tap water are more likely to have elevated levels of lead in their blood. The public has become increasingly concerned about the water supply especially after the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. And even if just a small number of kids are affected by lead, it can have long-lasting devastating effects. That said, tooth decay, which affects one in five preschoolers and more th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Boston Dr. Mallika Marshall Tap Water Source Type: news

Bottled water better for lead, worse for children's teeth
Families have flocked to bottle water to protect their children from lead since the Flint crisis, but a new University of North Carolina Chapel Hill study finds that it is linked to tooth decay. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood lead levels lower, but tooth decay higher in children who do not drink tap water
(Elsevier) American children and adolescents who do not drink tap water, which is typically fluoridated, are much more likely to have tooth decay, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. However, the study confirms that those who drink tap water are more likely to have elevated levels of lead in their blood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 27, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Immune deficiency explains rampant caries in some children
(Umea University) Researchers at Ume å University in Sweden have made a novel discovery connecting genetic innate immunity deficiencies to rampant caries and increased risk of dental caries affecting about one in five children. The results could lead to a better way of identifying high-risk patients and treat their caries. The study has been published in the journal EBioMedicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spots on your teeth? Signs of THIS condition that could make you LOSE your teeth
WHITE spots on your teeth could be a sign of tooth decay, which could ultimately lead to tooth loss, according to ‘The King of Smiles’ Dr Richard Marques. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigating socioeconomic position in dental caries and traumatic dental injury among children in Quebec - Da Rosa P, Rousseau MC, Edasseri A, Henderson M, Nicolau B.
OBJECTIVES: Socioeconomic position (SEP) is inversely associated with most oral health outcomes, but the patterns of association may vary depending on the specific outcome. We estimated associations between SEP and two oral health outcomes, dental caries a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Global Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry Targets Africa
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 2017 (IPS)A vibrant global campaign to ban the use of mercury in dentistry is shifting direction: moving from Europe to the developing world. Charlie Brown, Attorney & President of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, an organization which is spearheading the campaign, told African and Asian delegates at a meeting in Geneva late September: “When you return to your home countries, please do as the European Union has done: phase out amalgam for children now, for one simple reason: The children of your nation are equally important as the children of Europe.”Presid...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay
16 October 2017 Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced a 250 calorie limit on confectionary sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and other outlets. Hospital chiefs will have to ensure that four out of five items purchased on their premises do not bust the limit, which is an eighth of a woman ’s and a tenth of a man’s recommended daily intake, or lose out on funding ring-fenc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A longitudinal study of the relationship between dental caries and obesity in late childhood and adolescence
ConclusionCaries and obesity were highly prevalent in this population. Caries in childhood was not shown to be associated with obesity in adolescence and there was no cross-sectional association between the two diseases in adolescence. A CRFA is not precluded, however, the results suggest that additional interventions, specific for each disease, are required to prevent obesity and caries. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Northern children face tooth decay nightmare
Children in some areas of England are four times as likely to have rotten teeth than those elsewhere, according to a report which is based on surveys carried out between 2009 and 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More children treated for bad teeth than broken arms
Under-10s are now twice as likely to be hospitalised with tooth decay than with a broken arm, figures show with the problem blamed on a lack of awareness by parents about caring for teeth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Topical Silver Diamine Fluoride for Dental Caries Arrest in Preschool Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial and Microbiological Analysis of Caries Associated Microbes and Resistance Gene Expression
ConclusionAverage proportion of arrested caries lesions in the silver diamine fluoride group was higher (0.72; 95% CI; 0.55, 0.84) than in the placebo group (0.05; 95% CI; 0.00, 0.16). Confirmatory analysis using generalized estimating equation log-linear regression, based on the number of arrested lesions and accounting for the number of treated surfaces and length of follow-up, indicates the risk of arrested caries was significantly higher in the treatment group (relative risk, 17.3; 95% CI: 4.3 to 69.4). No harms were observed. RNA sequencing analysis identified no consistent changes in relative abundance of caries-asso...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 30, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Tooth decay: Number of kids under 10 needing treatment for rotten teeth SOARS
THE number of children under the age of 10 needing hospital treatment because of tooth decay is twice as high as the number needing help for a broken arm, according to new analysis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of toothpaste containing arginine on dental plaque —A randomized controlled in situ study
ConclusionsArginine-containing toothpaste can significantly reduce the lactic acid production from thein situ plaques to a low level without changing the metabolic activity, live/dead bacteria ratio and total biofilm biomass through a critical clinical randomized double-blinded crossover study.Clinical significanceArginine is a potential ecological prevention and control agent for dental caries. Meanwhile, thein situ model is an easy and pragmatic way to evaluate oral hygiene products (clinical trial registration: ChiCTR-INR-16010226). (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 24, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NYU Dentistry receives $2.8 million as part of multi-center study to stop progression of cavities
NIH-funded study to test cavity-fighting liquid at three clinical sitesNew York UniversityThe National Institute of Dental& Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant that will provide funding to New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and its collaborators to test the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in stopping the progression of cavities in young children.The grant provides $9.8 million over four years, $2.8 million of which will come to NYU Dentistry, to fund a Phase III randomized controlled trial at three clinical sites: University of Michigan, U...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay
NHS England has announced hospitals will get financial incentives in 2018/19 if they implement new guidelines to reduce obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. The guidelines include 80% of confectionery stocked do not exceed 250Kcal, 75% of pre-packed sandwiches and savouries contain 400kcal or less, and 80% of drinks stocked must have less than 5g of added sugar per 100ml. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay
Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?
Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Sweet Way to Heal Your Wounds
We enjoy outdoor activities. My family will be coming over this year and I will fire up the grill for a delicious BBQ grass-fed beef. We’ll play games like badminton and horseshoes. Now while these games can be fun, they can lead to cuts and bruises. I want to aim you with an unconventional solution for those wounds.  For years now, sugar’s been a dirty word. It’s been blamed for everything from obesity, heart disease and diabetes to tooth decay and acne. But there’s something they don’t know.  Sugar’s better for you than all those artificial sweeteners and substitutes out th...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Untreated dental caries is associated with reports of verbal bullying in children 8-10 years old - Barasuol JC, Soares JP, Castro RG, Giacomin A, Gon çalves BM, Klein D, Torres FM, Borgatto AF, Ramos-Jorge ML, Bolan M, Cardoso M.
The objective of this research was to verify the association between verbal bullying and untreated dental caries. The present cross-sectional study had a representative sample of 1,589 children, aged 8-10 years, from public schools. Information on verbal b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Untreated Dental Caries Is Associated with Reports of Verbal Bullying in Children 8-10 Years Old
The objective of this research was to verify the association between verbal bullying and untreated dental caries. The present cross-sectional study had a representative sample of 1,589 children, aged 8-10 years, from public schools. Information on verbal bullying related to the oral condition was obtained through a questionnaire directed to the students. Clinical data were collected by 4 calibrated examiners (kappa> 0.70) using the DMFT/dmft and PUFA/pufa indexes for caries. Socioeconomic issues were answered by those responsible. The prevalence of verbal bullying related to the oral condition was 27%. The results of th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 29, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Highly virulent bacterium causes rampant caries in some children
(Umea University) Researchers at Ume å University in Sweden have made a novel discovery connecting highly variant types of the caries bacterium Streptococcus mutans and their adhesive function to children with rampant caries and increased risk of dental caries. The results, which can lead to a better way of identifying high-risk patients and treat their caries, are published in the journal EBioMedicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tooth decay vaccine could end visits to the dentist
The jab, developed by a team of Chinese scientists, offers a dose of proteins that are effective at removing build-ups of plaque responsible for cavities. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BioMin C toothpasteuses uses glass to remove decay
A toothpaste made up of tiny particles of glass has been developed to fight early tooth decay. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of dental caries and traumatic dental injuries among 6- to 12-year-old children in Bhopal City, India - Maran S, Shashikiran ND, Ahirwar P, Maran P, Raj Kannojiya P, Niranjan B.
INTRODUCTION: Dental caries and trauma are the most common oral health problems for many decades. There is need for prevalence data to analyze the nature of the problems and to take necessary steps in improving public health. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To assess ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Should we blame our genes for the bacteria behind tooth decay?
While human host genes may influence oral microbiome composition, it is unlikely that they control the bacteria that promote tooth decay, says a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Contrary to what your dentist may tell you, you CAN reverse tooth decay, new research finds
(Natural News) A recent study brings good news to people who have a sweet tooth and those who neglect to properly brush their teeth. Scientists were able to discover that teeth have the ability to reverse tooth decay; meaning, traces of such tooth damage can be totally gone, thus doing away with the necessity to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belfast scientists say aspirin could reverse tooth decay
Research finds aspirin stimulates the regeneration of damaged tooth structure. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin could REVERSE the effects of tooth decay
Aspirin helps form new dentine – the hard tooth structure damaged by decay – found a Queen's University Belfast study. The findings could result in a reduction in the need for fillings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fizzy drink alternatives: Swapping soft drinks for tea can save your child’s teeth
SUGARY drinks are driving an epidemic of dental decay. One in three children has cavities by the time they start school and over the past decade there has been a 24 per cent rise in the number of youngsters whose teeth are so rotten they have to be removed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Give Up Prosecco to Save Your Teeth? British Claim Riles Italy
A storm in a wineglass has erupted between Italy and Britain when some British dentists claimed that prosecco causes chronic tooth decay. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELISABETTA POVOLEDO Tags: Prosecco (Wine) Teeth and Dentistry Italy Great Britain International Relations British Dental Association News and News Media Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) Johnson, Boris Source Type: news

Could adding lithium to tap water reduce dementia levels?
Conclusion The study is intriguing because we already know that lithium affects how the brain and nervous system work through many different pathways. However, the results are difficult to interpret. The study seemed to suggest that lithium levels of more than 15 micrograms per litre could be protective against dementia in comparison with the lowest levels. However, that doesn't explain why levels of 5 to 10 micrograms per litre seemed to increase the risk of dementia in comparison with the lowest levels. It's possible that some other factors – linked to where people live but not necessarily...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

Lesotho: Ministry Spotlights Oral Health
[Lesotho Times] THE Ministry of Health is conducting public awareness campaigns to ensure Basotho understand the importance of oral health in preventing non-communicable diseases such as tooth decay and oral cancers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cardiff study finds one in seven toddlers has tooth decay
Researchers from Cardiff University found 14 percent of three-year-olds have a decayed, missing or filled tooth. Experts worry parents do not appreciate the importance of brushing young teeth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine mouthwash as an anticaries agent: A systematic review
Conclusion:  All the authors found statistically significant differences in Streptococcus mutans levels during and after the use of a chlorhexidine mouthwash. Although the results are suggestive, there is a clear need for the development of new studies with higher quality and with longer follow-ups, in order to assess whether the results translate into less development of dental caries and, consequently, whether or not these products should be incorporated into prevention protocols. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 2, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Impact of biannual treatment with fluoride varnish on tooth-surface-level caries progression in children aged 1 –3 years
ConclusionNo impact on caries progression for biannual treatment with fluoride varnish was found. Clinical significance: Using fluoride varnish as a complement to standard intervention in toddlers did not add in the prevention of dental caries or its progression. The education of parents in the use fluoride toothpaste as they start brushing the teeth of their children is essential. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 31, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

US Lags Far Behind in Banning Dental Health Hazard
Example of mercury use in the healthcare sector. From left to right: Mercury Sphygmomanometer, Dental Amalgam and a Fever Thermometer. Credit: UNDPBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 2017 (IPS)The United States is lagging far behind its Western allies – and perhaps most of the key developing countries – in refusing to act decisively to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard: the use of mercury in dentistry. The 28-member European Union (EU), with an estimated population of over 510 million people, recently announced its decision to ban amalgam use in children under age 15, pregnant women, and breas...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Sweet Taste Perception and Dental Caries in 13- to 15-Year-Olds: A Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study
Caries Res 2017;51:443-450https://doi.org/10.1159/000477367AbstractDietary habits and, in particular, the intake frequency of sucrose are of major importance for the development of dental caries. The perception of sweet taste is believed to have an influence on sucrose intake and therefore affects the predisposition to dental caries. The aim was to study the caries experience and sweet taste perception and to further analyze the possible relationship between the 2 tested variables in 13- to 15-year-old children from 3 different geographical areas. A cross-sectional survey comprising 669 children (220 Italian, 224 Mexican, ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 28, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is carbonated water bad for you?
Carbonated drinks are said to increase calcium loss from the bones, cause tooth decay, and trigger irritable bowel syndrome. How true are these claims? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

SHOCK: Australia declares Fluoride "completely safe"
(Natural News) The debate over water fluoridation goes back decades to when communities began fluoridating water to prevent tooth decay. Over the years multiple studies have shown that while it may improve oral health, it comes with many health-damaging side-effects such as reduced IQ, cancer, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obesity, and depression. Ignoring the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prolonged Breastfeeding Ups Risk of Severe Dental Caries Prolonged Breastfeeding Ups Risk of Severe Dental Caries
Breastfeeding at age 2 or older increases a child ’ s risk of severe dental caries by the time they ’ re 5, independently of how much sugar they get from foods, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

NIDCR Science News
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Delivering a One-Two Punch to Head and Neck CancerUniversity of California, Los Angeles • June 27, 2017 Blocking Yeast-Bacteria Interaction May Prevent Severe Biofilms that Cause Childhood Tooth Decay University of Pennsylvania • June 20, 2017 Sugar-coated Nanomaterial Excels at Promoting Bone Growth Northwestern University • June 19, 2017 Artificial Cartilage Under Tension as Strong as Natural University of California Davis &bu...
Source: NIDCR Science News - June 30, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Prolonged breastfeeding ups risk of severe dental caries
(Reuters Health) - Breastfeeding at age 2 or older increases a child ’s risk of severe dental caries by the time they’re 5, independently of how much sugar they get from foods, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health Tip: Manage Dry Mouth
-- Poor saliva production can lead to a dry, sticky sensation that can affect speech, chewing and swallowing. The Mayo Clinic says potential complications of dry mouth include: Plaque buildup, gum disease and tooth decay. Mouth sores. A yeast... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

State Lawmakers Consider Taxing Soda, Sugary Drinks
BOSTON (CBS) –State lawmakers are considering a new tax on soda and other sugary drinks. The higher the sugar content, the more money you’ll pay. The bill’s sponsor said the tax could help promote healthy alternatives while the opposition says it will hurt the economy. A hearing at the State House on Tuesday brought out testimony on both sides. Julieta Lopez held up packets with the amount of sugar in a large soda. “This is how many packs of sugar are in that one bottle. This is ridiculous. Something needs to be done,” she told members of the Revenue Committee. The tax could add as much as 2-c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Uncategorized Massachusetts Soda Tax Source Type: news