Medical News Today: What can cause gum pain?
There are many possible causes of gum pain, including gum disease, mouth injuries, infections, abscesses, and ulcers. Without treatment, some causes of gum pain can lead to tooth decay and tooth loss. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

40% of young kids use too much toothpaste - putting them at risk of tooth decay, CDC warns
Too much fluoride when teeth are forming can lead to tooth streaking or spottiness (dental fluorosis). Teeth can be pitted by the mineral, though dentists may not notice it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Removing plaque and tartar from teeth
The buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth can cause bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. However, several simple home remedies can help treat and prevent plaque and tartar. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Teeth: Eight surprising foods to ensure healthy teeth and prevent tooth decay
TEETH: Taking care of your teeth is essential if you want to avoid tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss, but tooth care goes beyond simply brushing your teeth. Certain foods contain properties that can help strengthen and maintain healthy teeth, and some of them may be quite a surprise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinks packed with sugar leave vegans feeling bitter
TRENDY coffee chains were accused of fuelling obesity and tooth decay last night after it was revealed some vegan-friendly drinks contain up to 14 teaspoons of sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian cities re-think removal of fluoride from tap water
Two Canadian cities are doing an about face on their decision to remove flouride from drinking water after rates of tooth decay spiked, especially among children. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Canadian cities rethink removal of fluoride from tap water
Two Canadian cities are doing an about face on their decision to remove flouride from drinking water after rates of tooth decay spiked, especially among children. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Sealants revisited: An efficacy battle between the two major types of sealants – A randomized controlled clinical trial
AbstractBackground:The aim of this study is comparing the retention and caries preventive effect of the glass ‑ionomer fissure sealant and resin‑based fissure sealant.Materials and Methods:A randomized ‑controlled split‑mouth study was conducted to compare the retention and the caries preventive effect of light‑cured resin‑based sealant (3M ESPE) and glass ionomer sealant (Fuji VII). The sealants were applied to either the right or the left lower mandibular molars (7-9 yrs of age) in 1 20 school children, based on the randomization process. They were recalled for assessment of clinical retention at intervals of...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 22, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Best supplements for teeth: The one vitamin you need to take to prevent tooth decay
BEST supplements for teeth: What you eat and drink can lead to tooth decay, so making changes to your diet is important step to keep your pearly whites healthy. Keeping your levels of a certain vitamin topped up is also vital for strong teeth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is your mouth poisoning your body? Studies show that people with toxic levels of mercury usually get it from their fillings
(Natural News) Based on studies by government agencies and medical researchers, people who have high levels of mercury usually obtain it from their dental amalgam fillings. Dental amalgam is a dental filling component that is used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. It is a mixture of different metals, with half of it filled... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blueberries can lower the risk of tooth decay as dentists call for the fruit to be used in mouthwash
Eating a handful a day can fight plaque and gum disease bacteria, the Oral Health Foundation said on the back of an Australian university-led study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consequences of community water fluoridation cessation for Medicaid-eligible children and adolescents in Juneau, Alaska
BMC Oral Health201818:215https://doi.org/10.1186/s12903-018-0684-2© The Author(s). 2018Received:6 March 2018Accepted:30 November 2018Published:13 December 2018AbstractBackgroundThe general aim of this research was to determine whether cessation of community water fluoridation (CWF) increased oral health disparities, as measured by dental caries procedures and restoration costs for children and adolescents.MethodsThe analysis was based on all Medicaid dental claims records of 0- to 18-year-old patients residing in zip code 99801 (Juneau, Alaska) during an optimal CWF year (2003,n...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 7, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Bottlemouth Syndrome
-- Bottlemouth syndrome is a form of tooth decay that affects babies and young children. It is caused by prolonged drinking of sugary liquids from a bottle. The American Academy of Pediatrics says children are at greater risk of bottlemouth if they... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Routine dental care: does the evidence give us something to smile about?
In thisEvidently Cochrane blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence for aspects of routine dental care. Something to smile about? Or are there big gaps …?“Are you afraid to laugh?” Goodall’s Dental Institute, 1912.Wellcome Collection.My grandmother used to tell the tale of when she was a schoolgirl, back in about 1920, and a school event to which parents were invited. Nan and her friend enjoyed a carefree afternoon without their mothers there, having avoided inviting them – the friend because her mother had white hair, and Nan because her mother had just had all her teeth taken out. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Health Tip: Bad Foods For Your Teeth
-- The American Dental Association warns against certain foods and beverages that can contribute to tooth decay. Some foods are more difficult to clean from teeth, and eating them repeatedly can lead to cavities. Here's the ADA's list of foods you... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of licorice root?
Licorice root may offer potential health benefits, such as fighting infection, preventing tooth decay, and relieving stomach discomfort. Learn more about the possible benefits of licorice root here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Call for closer links between GPs and dentists
New drive to tackle oral cancer launched Related items fromOnMedica Preschool tooth extractions rise by a quarter Public health experts warn of child tooth decay epidemic Nearly 400,000 GP consultations are for tooth problems Men more than twice as likely as women to develop oral cancer Poor oral health linked to worse blood pressure control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Natural mouthwashes clean your mouth just as well as chemical ones WITHOUT the side effects
(Natural News) If you are tired or wary of the side effects of chlorhexidine-based mouthwash, you should consider switching over to natural equivalents. A study in the Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine showed that traditional mouthwashes like licorice and triphala are just as effective against bacteria in the mouth. Dental caries is the decay... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irish Famine victims' heavy smoking led to dental decay, new research reveals
(University of Otago) Irish Famine victims were heavy smokers which caused badly rotten teeth, researchers from the University of Otago and Queen's University Belfast, in Ireland, have discovered. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

To keep your blood pressure in check, don ’t forget to brush and floss
Struggling to bring your high blood pressure under control, even with the help of medications?Open your mouth and say “aha!” if you see tooth decay or gums that are sore, bleeding or receding. You may have found the culprit.Researchers reported Monday that in adults whose hypertension was being... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Benco dental helps prevent pain and suffering for pediatric dental patients with product donation to america ’s toothfairy
(Charlotte, NC – October 2, 2018) Children who live in poverty are twice as likely to suffer from untreated tooth decay than their more affluent peers. Thanks to a generous product contribution to America ’s ToothFairy from Benco Dental, thousands of children will receive pain-free treatment.Over $167,000 in Graham Chemical Articaine and Epinephrine anesthetic was donated by Benco Dental to America ’s ToothFairy. The product donation was distributed to ten nonprofit clinics to support treatment services for underserved youth, including Dr. Earl R. Crane Children’s Dental Health Center and the O...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Direct resin composite restoration of maxillary central incisors using a 3D-printed template: two clinical cases
ConclusionsThe direct resin composite restoration of maxillary central incisors using a 3D-printed template represents a rapid, convenient, aesthetic and functional option for treating maxillary central incisors. A 3D-printed template is therefore an acceptable and reliable alternative to traditional direct composite restoration of maxillary central incisors including fractured teeth and dental caries. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

$1.85 million grant supports scientist's study of tooth decay in young HIV patients
(Clemson University) Vincent Richards, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Clemson University, has received a $1.85 million R-01 grant from the National Institute of Health National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to study the association between tooth decay and HIV infection in a population of children from Nigeria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Low-Income Children Have a Reason to Smile —America’s ToothFairy Receives Product Donation from Cosmedent
(Charlotte, NC – September 26, 2018) Low-income children in California suffering from tooth decay have a reason to smile thanks to a recent product donation from Cosmedent, Inc. made to America ’s ToothFairy.The donation, valued at $102,808, consisted of an assortment of restorative materials, including Insure, CosmeSeal and Renamel products. America ’s ToothFairy distributed the donation to AYUDA International, a member of its Dental Resource Program, which supports nonprofit clinics serving low-income and uninsured children.AYUDA treats patients in Southern California and around the world through a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 27, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

'Bridging the gap' - a survey of medical GPs' awareness of child dental neglect as a marker of potential systemic child neglect - Colgan SM, Randall PG, Porter JDH.
BACKGROUND: Higher levels of tooth decay are seen in abused and neglected children. The medical general practitioner (GP)/family doctor is often the first point of contact within the UK National Health Service (NHS). AimWe aimed to assess in the absenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Children's yoghurts contain 'shocking' amounts of sugar, study finds
While they are still a healthier choice than a chocolate bar or a biscuit, flavoured yoghurts are packed with sugarChildren ’s yoghurts are packed with sugar, experts have found, warning that manufacturers and retailers need to do more to tackle the problem.Although yoghurt has long been considered a healthy food, experts warn that many of the products sold in supermarkets could contribute to child obesity, tooth decay and other health problems due to their high sugar content.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Sugar Food Health & wellbeing Science Society Life and style Source Type: news

Income and wealth as correlates of socioeconomic disparity in dentist visits among adults aged 20 years and over in the United States, 2011 –2014
BMC Oral Health201818:147https://doi.org/10.1186/s12903-018-0613-4© The Author(s). 2018AbstractBackgroundMost studies in the United States (US) have used income and education as socioeconomic indicators but there is limited information on other indicators, such as wealth. We aimed to assess how two socioeconomic status measures, income and wealth, compare as correlates of socioeconomic disparity in dentist visits among adults in the US.MethodsData from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2011 –2014 were used to calculate self-reported dental visit prevalence for adults aged 20...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluation of the effect of two types of laser on the growth of streptococcus mutans.
This study was done to compare the antibacterial effect of Photodynamic therapy (PDT) onstreptococcus mutans (S. mutans) using two different light sources and photosensitizers (PS).Materials and methods:Five groups were studied in this research:no light and no toluidine blue ortho (TBO) as PS for control group, irradiation only (CO2 laser or Nd:YAG laser), and irradiation with PS (CO2 laser and TBO or Nd:YAG laser and TBO). Standard suspensions ofS. mutans, based on the type of group, were used in different PDTs. Bacterial suspension from each treatment was subcultured onto the surface of Mueller-Hinton agar plates, and ba...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the effects of bulimia on the body?
Bulimia is an eating disorder that involves bingeing and purging. It can affect a person ’s physical, mental, and emotional health. The side effects, which include tooth decay, digestive issues, and arrhythmia, may become severe without treatment. Here, learn about the signs of bulimia and its effects on the body. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Low reproducibility between oral radiologists and general dentists with regards to radiographic diagnosis of caries.
Acta Odontol Scand. 2018 Jul;76(5):346-350. doi: 10.1080/00016357.2018.1460490. Epub 2018 Apr 12.AbstractAIM:Early clinical and radiological diagnosis of dental caries is one of the fundamental objectives of clinical dentistry because of the high frequency of the disease and severe complications if caries remains untreated, especially among the elderly and patients with immunodeficiency. Dental panoramic tomography (DPT) is a common radiographic method for evaluating dentition when indicated, especially in an adult population. The aim of this study was to assess the reproducibility of diagnosis between specialists in oral ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 23, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The effect of bitewing radiography on estimates of dental caries experience among children differs according to their disease experience
ConclusionsTaking bitewing radiographs in young children is not without challenges or risks, and it must be undertaken with these in mind. Diagnostic yields from bitewing radiographs are greater for children with greater caries experience. The findings of this study further support the need to consider using bitewing radiographs in young children to enhance the management of lesions not detected by a simple visual examination alone. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 22, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Novel nanoparticle-based approach detects and treats oral plaque without drugs
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) When the good and bad bacteria in our mouth become imbalanced, the bad bacteria form a biofilm (aka plaque), which can cause cavities, and if left untreated over time, can lead to cardiovascular and other inflammatory diseases like diabetes and bacterial pneumonia. A team of researchers from the University of Illinois has recently devised a practical nanotechnology-based method for detecting and treating the harmful bacteria that cause plaque and lead to tooth decay and other detrimental conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can you really have your cake and eat it?
ON AVERAGE, Britons are eating about twice the recommended amount of sugar, putting us at increased risk of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and many cancers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spike in Americans using toothpaste WITHOUT fluoride: Dentists urge people to stop 'ridiculous'
Fluoride has long been used in toothpaste (and even in our drinking water) to fighting tooth decay. Dentists disagree, but University of Washington research suggests that he chemical really is key. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dental caries are more likely to impact on children's quality of life than malocclusion or traumatic dental injuries - Martins MT, Sardenberg F, Bendo CB, Vale MP, Paiva SM, Pordeus IA.
AIM: To measure the impact of dental caries, malocclusion, and traumatic dental injuries (TDI) on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of Brazilian children. STUDY DESIGN: population-based cross-sectional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS A ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Catalytic nanoparticles may help reduce dental plaque, study says
Researchers have found nanoparticles disrupt plaque and prevent tooth decay in a study of tooth enamel-like material and rodents. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers are first to sequence rare bacteria that causes rampant tooth decay
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) Little is know about the bacteria Streptococcus sobrinus, which accelerates tooth decay in some people. This will soon change because a team of Illinois Bioengineering researchers led by Assistant Professor Paul Jensen has successfully sequenced the complete genomes of three strains of S. sobrinus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevent tooth decay with this native plant from Papua, known as sarang semut
(Natural News) Dental caries, more commonly known as tooth decay, is a greater problem than it seems, largely because of its impact on your general health and your quality of life. Most of it is blamed on the effects of bacterial biofilms on the teeth, such as those produced by Streptococcus mutans. A study published... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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