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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

Health matters: child dental health
This guidance outlines how health professionals can help prevent tooth decay in children under five. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Penn study: Blocking yeast-bacteria interaction may prevent severe biofilms that cause childhood tooth decay
(University of Pennsylvania) In early childhood caries, a severe form of tooth decay that affects more than a third of toddlers in the US, yeast often partners with bacteria to form an intractable biofilm. New research led by Hyun (Michel) Koo and Geelsu Hwang of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania reveals the mechanisms and suggests a way to block the interaction and reduce plaque. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Grape seed extract found to contain powerful nutrients that prevent tooth decay
(Natural News) Grape seed extracts can promote teeth durability and stave off tooth decay, a recent study in the Journal of Dental Research revealed. According to a team of researchers at the University of Illinois at the Chicago College of Dentistry, natural compounds found in grape seed extracts fortify the teeth’s dentin. Dentin is the dental tissue beneath enamel,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fight tooth decay: THIS unexpected natural substance could protect YOUR teeth
TOOTH decay could be fought with the seeds from red grapes - according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health matters: child dental health
This edition of the public health newsletter focuses on effective interventions to prevent tooth decay in children under five years. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

10 signs you're addicted to sugar - and how to detox
Sugar can wreak havoc on the body, causing weight gain, tooth decay and insomnia. However, people may not realize these are the signs of too much sugar. US and UK nutritionists weigh in. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seeds from grapes could fight against tooth decay
Grape seed extract could prevent people losing teeth and strengthen fillings. Tooth-coloured fillings only last 5 to 7 years, but that could change with the discovery by  Chicago dentists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association between severe dental caries and child abuse and neglect - Sillevis Smitt H, de Leeuw J, de Vries T.
PURPOSE: In their maxillofacial practice, the authors have encountered some children with severe dental caries whose teeth had to be removed; many later appeared to be abused children. The authors hypothesized that in the group of children who underwent mu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

UCLA Dentistry to lead Medi-Cal project to expand preventive dental care for L.A. children
UCLA will lead a pilot program to expand preventive dental care for 500,000 Los Angeles children enrolled in Medi-Cal, California ’s Medicaid health care program.The UCLA-led project — the largest of 15 such programs recently approved by the state’s Department of Health Care Services — is part of the Medi-Cal 2020 Dental Transformation Initiative and will run through December 2020. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, only about one-third of California ’s 6.1 million children and adolescents enrolled in Medi-Cal receive preventive dental care each year. Preventive ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Couple pairs cardiology and dentistry to fight heart disease
Eric Goulder and Barbara McClatchie often get called a "match made in heaven." It's not because of how well the married couple get along: He's a cardiologist, she's a dentist – a perfect pairing for preventing heart disease. The two are practitioners of a complementary medicine strategy based on linkages between gum-and-tooth decay and early stages of cardiovascular disea se, called the Bale Doneen Method after its Texas-based founders. They're now the first members of the group to unite their… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 6, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Alternative methods to visual and radiographic examinations for approximal caries detection.
J Oral Sci. 2017 May 19. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.16-0595. [Epub ahead of print]AbstractA shift in caries prevalence from occlusal surfaces to approximal surfaces has been demonstrated by epidemiological studies. Two recent meta-analyses evaluated the performance of visual examination and radiography for carious lesion detection, and reported low sensitivity but high specificity for early approximal caries detection. This suggests that the conventional methods have a higher risk of failing to detect approximal lesions. Consequently, in caries susceptible populations, there is a risk of progression of non-cavitated lesions to i...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

OraCoat ® XyliGel® Assists Brace Wearers in Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene
Non-Acidic Soothing Gel Reduces New Plaque Buildup in Patients with BracesBellevue, WA (May 23, 2017) –OraCoat®XyliGel® helps reduce plaque and new cavities in brace wearers experiencing food and plaque buildup. The soothing gel acts as a buffer to neutralize harmful acids and works synergistically with a regular cleaning regimen to help preserve good oral hygiene while a patient wears braces.Brace patients often face the development of tooth decay as a result of food and plaque forming between their brackets and wires. Although brushing and flossing are recommended to combat this issue, food particles may co...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 24, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Stop Giving Fruit Juice To Children Under 1, Pediatricians Say
WASHINGTON (CBS) – The American Academy of Pediatrics has a message for parents of very young children: No more fruit juice. The group has said for years not to give fruit juice to children under 6 months, but now it is advising against fruit juice for children until they turn 1. The recommendation is backed by growing evidence that fruit juice is linked to obesity and tooth decay. Photo illustration of a boy looking at apple juice.(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) “Parents may perceive fruit juice as healthy, but it is not a good substitute for fresh fruit and just packs in more sugar and calories,&rdqu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Dr. Mallika Marshall juice Source Type: news

AAP: No Fruit Juice for Infants
(MedPage Today) -- Risks of excessive weight gain, tooth decay too great (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Gum disease – A safe and natural solution
(Natural News) One of the most common infectious diseases known to the modern world is gum disease and its associated tooth decay issues – which affects 3.9 billion people worldwide. Also called periodontal disease, this often overlooked health problem is directly linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes and even dementia. According... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Stop Mercury-Containing Substance
[Citizen] Environmental health stakeholders are calling for the passing of legislations in Tanzania that will ban the use of dental amalgam, a liquid mercury and metal mixture used by dentists in the treatment of tooth decay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Massachusetts Lawmakers Weigh Tax On Soda, Sugary Drinks
BOSTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Beacon Hill are joining activists in other states pushing for taxes on sodas that they say will ease the rise in obesity-related diseases and bring in money for programs aimed at improving the health of children in Massachusetts. Supporters of the tax say that too many children and families in Massachusetts are suffering from chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and tooth decay. They say that the single largest source of added sugar in the American diet comes from sugary drinks and cutting down the intake of sugar could ease some of those health concerns. &ld...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Soda Tax Source Type: news

Dental Anxiety Has Consequences Beyond Tooth Decay
Avoiding the dentist can lead to a poorer quality of life, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Dentistry, News, Source Type: news

Dental Anxiety Has Consequences Beyond Tooth Decay
Avoiding the dentist can lead to a poorer quality of life, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anxiety, Dental Health, Phobias (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dental Anxiety Has Consequences Beyond Tooth Decay
WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017 -- Does the mere thought of a dentist's drill make you cringe in fear? Be forewarned: Dental phobia can damage more than your teeth, a new British report indicates. " This phobia can have a major impact on a person's quality of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 3, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

In surprise, tooth decay afflicts hunter-gatherers
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Gibbons, A. Tags: Anthropology In Depth Source Type: news

This Is What Your Teeth Can Reveal About Your Overall Health
The dentist may not be your favorite appointment, but it’s a necessity.  Good oral hygiene saves you from more than just tooth decay, cavities and bad breath. It is critically important because it can help prevent certain medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. And here’s something else: The state of your teeth, mouth and gums can clue your dentist into other medical issues you may need to address. By examining your mouth, your dentist can identify eating disorders, sleeping problems, anxiety, stress and more. Below are some of the things dentists can see about yo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS and leading suppliers join forces to cut sugary drinks
The NHS is stepping up its campaign against obesity, diabetes and tooth decay by announcing that sugary drinks will be banned in hospital shops beginning from next year unless suppliers voluntarily take action to cut their sales over the next twelve months. WH Smith, Marks& Spencer, Greggs, the SUBWAY(r) brand, Medirest, ISS and the Royal Voluntary Service are the leading suppliers who have pledged to cut sales. Remaining retailers are now being urged to join them (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS and leading suppliers join forces to cut sugary drinks
The NHS is stepping up the battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth decay by announcing that sugary drinks will be banned in hospital shops from next year unless suppliers voluntarily take decisive action to cut their sales over the next 12 months. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: 3 tips for controlling sugar in your diet
Even if you pass on dessert and avoid sweet drinks, you may be consuming more sugar than you realize. That's because it?s added to many foods and beverages. Added sugars?hike calories in your food?but don?t boost nutrition. And these sugars increase your chance for weight issues, vitamin deficiency and tooth decay. The Office of Disease [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Phobia of dentists leads to more decay and tooth loss, new study finds
(King's College London) People who have a severe fear of the dentist are more likely to have tooth decay or missing teeth, according to a new study from King's College London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Awareness of dental trauma management among school teachers of Kannur, Kerala, India - Chandukutty D, Peedikayil FC, Premkumar CT, Narasimhan D, Jose D.
INTRODUCTION: Dental trauma can overtake dental caries and periodontal disease as the most significant threat to dental health among young people. The prognosis of traumatized teeth depends on prompt and appropriate treatment. The role of school teachers i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news