Chemical found in drinking water linked to tooth decay in children
IMAGE: Being exposed to PFAS--a class of chemicals found in drinking water--has been linked to higher rates of cancer, heart disease, thyroid dysfunction and other conditions. WVU School of Dentistry researchers...viewmore Credit: Aira Burkhart/West Virginia University Children with higher concentrations of a certain chemical in their blood are more likely to get cavities, according to a new study byWest Virginia UniversitySchool of Dentistry researchers. Manufactured chemical g roups called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances are universal as a result of extensive manufacturing and use. Although manuf...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Preventing, healing tooth decay with a bioactive peptide
American Chemical Society Cavities, or dental caries, are the most widespread non-communicable disease globally, according to the World Health Organization. Having a cavity drilled and filled at the dentist's office can be painful, but untreated caries could lead to worse pain, tooth loss, infection, and even illness or death. Now, researchers inACS Applied Materials& Interfaces report a bioactive peptide that coats tooth surfaces, helping prevent new cavities and heal existing ones in lab experiments.Conventional treatment for dental cavities involves removing decayed tissue and filling the hole with materials, su...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 7, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Chemical found in drinking water linked to tooth decay in children
(West Virginia University) Children with higher concentrations of a certain chemical in their blood are more likely to get cavities, according to a new study by West Virginia University School of Dentistry researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oral health warning: Deadly conditions linked to poor dental hygiene - what to look for
ORAL health: Good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay, gum disease and possible other serious medical conditions. What are the main signs to look out for that could signal something serious and what is the best way to keep the mouth clean and healthy? Leading dentist Dr Richard Marques spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk and offered his expertise on the matter. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing, healing tooth decay with a bioactive peptide
(American Chemical Society) Cavities, or dental caries, are the most widespread non-communicable disease globally, according to the World Health Organization. Having a cavity drilled and filled at the dentist's office can be painful, but untreated caries could lead to worse pain, tooth loss, infection, and even illness or death. Now, researchers in ACS Applied Materials& Interfaces report a bioactive peptide that coats tooth surfaces, helping prevent new cavities and heal existing ones in lab experiments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dental caries diagnosis in digital radiographs using back-propagation neural network
ConclusionsThis study suggests that dental caries can be predicted more accurately with back-propagation neural network. There is a need for improving the system for classification of caries depth. More improved algorithms and high quantity and high quality datasets may give still better tooth decay detection in clinical dental practice. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Avoid foods that contain high-fructose corn syrup to prevent negative side effects like tooth decay and obesity
(Natural News) Most processed food products and drinks today contain either sugar or high fructose corn syrup (HFSC) as sweeteners. According to researchers, the increased consumption of such food products and beverages could be linked to the widespread development of health conditions such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. While most researchers would agree that consuming... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Behavioral sciences in the promotion of oral health
International& American Associations for Dental Research Alexandria, VA, USA - 2019 marks the Centennial of theJournal of Dental Research (JDR). Over the last century theJDR has been dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge and information on all sciences relevant to dentistry and to the oral cavity and associated structures in health and disease. To celebrate, theJDR is featuring a yearlong, commemorative article and podcast series that highlights topics that have transformed dental, oral and craniofacial research over the past 100 years. The importance and value of behavioral sciences in dentistry has long bee...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 5, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about fluoride treatment
Fluoride treatment may offer benefits to those at risk of tooth decay. Natural health advocates, however, question the safety of fluoride. We look at the benefits and side effects of fluoride and fluoride treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Experts call for more active prevention of tooth decay for children's teeth
(University of Dundee) Three-year trial comparing three treatment strategies for tooth decay in children's teeth finds no evidence to suggest that conventional fillings are more successful than sealing decay into teeth, or using preventive methods alone. 43% of those participating in the study experienced toothache or dental infection regardless of the treatment received. FiCTION is the largest study of its kind to date; with 1,144 children, their parents, and 72 NHS dental clinics in the UK involved. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Poor oral hygiene linked to heart disease, warn researchers
(Natural News) Children are often reminded by their parents to brush their teeth every day. While some kids have no problem with this habit, others are harder to encourage and refuse to clean their pearly whites. These actions could lead to complications like tooth decay or gum disease. Now, recent evidence suggests that children who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soda consumption may be common link between obesity, tooth decay
Obesity and tooth wear or decay may have a common cause: consumption of soda and other sugary, acidic or carbonated drinks. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

95% Of Baby Foods Tested Contain Lead, Arsenic, Or Other Toxic Metal
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby’s brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday. Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of the foods contained all four heavy metals. One in five baby foods tested had over 10 times the 1-ppb limit of lead endorsed by public health advocates, although experts agree that no level of lead is safe. The results mimicked a previous&nb...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Featured Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Source Type: news

Top 34 Bestselling ‘ Fruit ’ Drinks For Kids Deemed Unhealthy
(CNN) — Americans spent $1.4 billion on the most popular brands of children’s fruit drinks and flavored waters last year. Yet according to nutritional guidelines, none of the drinks were healthy. Why would loving parents do this? Perhaps because US beverage companies spent $20.7 million to advertise fun, fruity drinks with added sugars to families in 2018, according to Children’s Drink Facts 2019, a new report from the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. “I know that parents want their children to be healthy, but the sweetened drink market is just incredibly co...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN juice Source Type: news

Accuracy of detecting caries beneath composite resin restorations using the canary system, bitewing radiographs and conebeam ct scan
This study found that The Canary System was more accurate than Bitewing Radiographs and Cone Beam CT in detecting caries on the gingival floor beneath composite restorations.  The sensitivity and specificity data (table on the right) indicates that The Canary System could find 89% of the caries where the other devices found 40% of the lesions.One of the major reasons for replacing restorations is tooth decay that develops around the edges of the filling.  This study found that “Radiographs though valuable in the detection of advanced caries lesions, are less sensitive for early or recurrent lesions under re...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Coastal Erosion: Cornwall’s dental problem
Thousands of children in seaside areas are having multiple teeth extractions in hospital because of tooth decay. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegan diet can lead to tooth decay, warns leading dentist
Dr Mervyn Druian, from the London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, says he has seen a rise in patients showing signs of tooth decay after cutting out certain foods. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twice as many primary school children are hospitalised for rotten teeth as for tonsillitis
Figures released by the NHS have been slammed as 'unacceptable' by the Royal College of Surgeons who said tooth decay is preventable and children need to eat less sugar and brush their teeth properly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Suggests Mouthwash After Exercise May Counter A Workout ’ s Blood-Pressure-Lowering Benefits
This study was designed to look at the species of bacteria that use nitrate and convert it into nitric oxide, which when swallowed helps maintain a widening of blood vessels that leads to the ongoing effect of exercise on blood pressure. Published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine, the study asked participants to fast for the night and then run on a treadmill the next day for 30 minutes on two separate occasions. At one, 30, 60,and 90 minutes after each run they were asked to wash their mouths with either a placebo of mint-flavored water or antibacterial mouthwash. Blood and saliva samples were collected and...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Exercise mouthwash Source Type: news

Should I Give My Child Juice? Here ’s What Experts Say
Though juice was once a cornerstone of a balanced breakfast, its place at the table has been looking a bit precarious these days. Concerns over excess sugar and calories have led many parents to stop buying it–especially after a 2017 recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which said juice provides no nutritional benefit to babies before their first birthday. Even older kids should limit their intake to minimize the risk of weight gain and tooth decay, according to the AAP. But is a glass of OJ really a big deal? While limiting sugar and calorie consumption is important, Dr. Wanda Abreu, a pedia...
Source: TIME: Health - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized diet Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Enamel Repair
Scientists engineered a new material that could be developed for use in treating tooth decay. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 3, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Is Fluoride in Drinking Water Safe? A New Study Reignites a Long-Standing Debate
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics has given new life to a long-running debate: whether adding fluoride to drinking water is a prudent way to prevent tooth decay, or a potentially toxic mistake. The research, which focused on mother-child pairs from six Canadian cities, found that high fluoride exposure during pregnancy was correlated with lower IQ scores among young children, especially boys. “Based on the current evidence, it is a reasonable recommendation to tell women to reduce their fluoride intake during pregnancy,” says study co-author Christine Till, an associate professor of psychology at York Univer...
Source: TIME: Health - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Leading dental surgeons call for sugar free schools to tackle scourge of child tooth decay in England
This statement updates the FDS position on children's oral health in light of developments since 2015, and sets out a series of recommendations that describe how the government can build upon what has already been achieved. It focuses on three key areas central to eliminating child tooth decay: prevention, access and education. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children's oral health: position statement
New analysis has found that more than 100,000 hospital admissions for children under the age of ten in England due to tooth decay over a three-year period. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study prompts call for lower fluoride consumption by pregnant women
(Reuters Health) - Adding fluoride to the water supply prevents tooth decay, but women who drink fluoridated water during pregnancy may also trim the IQs of their male children by a few points, according to a Canadian study that suggests a serious drawback to a long-established public health intervention. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Evaluation of Eating Disorders Using “SCOFF Questionnaire” Among Young Female Cohorts and Its Dental Implications − An Exploratory Study
Conclusion: Although there was no difference in caries experience among cohorts with eating disorder to without disorder, it is the dentists ’ duty to educate the person before they develop dental symptoms. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 19, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dental surgeons urge England's schools to go sugar-free
They say tackling tooth decay - which affects a quarter of five-year-olds - is a priority. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patterson dental continues its long-standing support for programs benefitting dental health needs of underserved children
(Charlotte, NC – July 29, 2019) America ’s ToothFairy announced today that Patterson Dental has generously donated $100,000 to support America’s ToothFairy and their National Mobile Care Initiative, supporting dental care for thousands of children in need across the country. The announcement marks the 12th straight year of support for the foundation from Patterson Dental.Since 2007, Patterson Dental provided more than $1.8 million dollars of support for America ’s ToothFairy operational expenses and children’s oral health programs. Patterson Dental is the Title Sponsor of America’s ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 3, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Oral diseases: a global public health challenge
The Lancet Published:July 20, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)31146-8 Oral diseases are among the most prevalent diseases globally and have serious health and economic burdens, greatly reducing quality of life for those affected. The most prevalent and consequential oral diseases globally are dental caries (tooth decay), periodontal disease, tooth loss, and cancers of the lips and oral cavity. In this first of two papers in a Series on oral health, we describe the scope of the global oral disease epidemic, its origins in terms of social and commercial determinants, and its costs in terms of p...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 22, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Downside of Having a Sweet Tooth
Regular consumption of sugary drinks heightens the risk not only of tooth decay, obesity, fatty liver disease and Type 2 diabetes, but also of heart disease and premature death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Sugar Obesity Diet and Nutrition Artificial Sweeteners Diabetes Corn Syrup and Sweeteners Source Type: news

People should PREVENT tooth decay instead of going to the dentist when it's too late, study warns
Wealthy countries such as the UK are trapped in a treatment-over-prevention cycle, and oral disease is being 'neglected', top dentists led by University College London said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA dental clinic shines as beacon of health and dignity
Though we now think of Venice as a gentrifying playground for tourists and tech workers, in the 50s and 60s it was so infested with poverty, it was known as the “Slum by the Sea.”With an overwhelming majority of the population just trying to pay for the bare necessities, Venice residents and the surrounding community were matching victims of neglect. By 1967, a group of young community organizers — called the Venice Health Council — mobilized in response. The council hoped to capitalize on government funding and the opening of a community clinic in Watts (which during the riots two years before had ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New antibacterial fillings from Tel Aviv University may combat recurring tooth decay
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new study by Tel Aviv University researchers finds potent antibacterial capabilities in novel dental restoratives, or filling materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 9, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Journal of Dental Research Centennial July 2019: Fluoride Revolution and Dental Caries
(International& American Associations for Dental Research) While the global epidemic of dental caries that began about 140 years ago was very largely caused by the rise in sugar consumption, the more recent decline in caries during the last 50 years has been due largely to the use of fluoride. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The county in the UK with the worst teeth revealed - is it where you live?
ORAL health can not only help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease but it can also impact your overall health. What are the major health risks associated with poor oral health care and which city was the worst for poor oral health? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genes could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease
Tooth decay and gum disease impact on illness and healthcare spending, yet the role of genetics in dental problems is largely unknown. New research led by an international team, including researchers at the University of Bristol, suggests hereditary traits and factors such as obesity, education and personality could play a role in tooth decay and gum disease. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Podcast: Home use of devices for cleaning between the teeth (in addition to toothbrushing) to prevent and control gum diseases and tooth decay
Many people use toothbrushes to remove the plaque that builds up on the surface of teeth, but what about getting to the plaque between the teeth? Should we be using dental floss or interdental brushes to help? The relevantCochrane Review was published in April 2019 and we asked the lead author, Helen Worthington from Cochrane Oral Health at the University of Manchester in England to let us know the answer." To keep our mouths and teeth in good health depends a lot on removing the dental plaque that builds up every day and, as Monaz said, most people use toothbrushes to do this. But toothbrushes can ’t reach in-b...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

The relation between exposure to intimate partner violence and childhood dental decay: a scoping review to identify novel public health approaches to early intervention - Lang R, Lorenzetti DL, Milaney K, Figueiredo R, Weijs C, Smith LB, McLaren L.
BACKGROUND: Early childhood dental decay or caries (ECC) is common, often painful and costly to the health care system, yet it is largely preventable. A public health approach is needed, especially as socially vulnerable children most at risk for ECC are l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New Cochrane Review assesses evidence on ways to reduce consumption of sugary drinks
(Wiley) Consumption of sugary drinks is considered to be a key driver behind the global obesity epidemic, and is linked with tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease. Many public health bodies including the World Health Organization (WHO) have called upon governments, the food and drink industry, educational institutions, places of work and civil society to support healthier beverage choices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Featured Review: Different ways to reduce consumption of sugary drinks
New Cochrane Review assesses evidence on different ways to reduce consumption of sugary drinksConsumption of sugary drinks is considered to be a key driver behind the global obesity epidemic, and is linked with tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease. Many public health bodies including the World Health Organization (WHO) have called upon governments, the food and drink industry, educational institutions, places of work and civil society to support healthier beverage choices. Thisnew Cochrane Review summarizes evidence from research studies testing different ways of reducing consumption of sugary drinks at a population lev...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Woman who suffered a decade of 'poor' dentistry has been awarded £18,000 
Kenza Hancock, of Cornwall, went to her dentist Dr Vachik Avakian in 2008 but he failed to treat tooth decay, according to solicitors. She believes her pain caused her to miscarriage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Community pharmacy oral health campaign
NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a campaign to help parents and carers stop children under five from experiencing tooth decay. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study exposes dangers of too much fluoride, says children are at INCREASED risk of tooth decay from using too much toothpaste
(Natural News) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls the process of adding fluoride to drinking water to improve dental health “one of the ten most important public health advances of the 20th century,” claiming that it significantly decreases rates of dental decay. Water fluoridation has been the official government policy of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philadelphia soda sales drop after tax on sugary drinks
Health groups say sweetened drinks pose real — and preventable — health risks, including tooth decay and diabetes (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charcoal toothpastes 'don't whiten teeth'
Dentists say the products risk tooth decay and damage to the enamel from abrasive brushing. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane in Everyday Life - Fluoride toothpastes of different concentrations for preventing dental caries
Conclusions:There are benefits of using fluoride toothpaste at certain strengths to prevent tooth decay when compared with non-fluoride toothpaste. The stronger the fluoride concentration, the more decay is prevented. For many of the comparisons of different strengths of toothpaste, the findings are uncertain and could be challenged by further research.The choice of fluoride toothpaste for young children should be balanced against the riskof fluorosis.Plain language summary:available inEnglish,Spanish,French,Croatian,Japanese,Malay, andPolish, andRussian.Note worthy mentions:Blog post:Which strength of fluoride in toothpas...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Don't rinse after brushing and other tips for better dental health
We all know the advice for healthy teeth -- brush twice daily and don't eat too much sugar. So why do those of us following these instructions find we sometimes need a filling when we visit the dentist? The truth is, there's a little more to preventing tooth decay than these guidelines suggest. Here's what you need to know. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Sensitive Teeth
-- If you wince while eating sweets or brushing your teeth, you may have sensitive teeth, says the American Dental Association. Causes of sensitive teeth include: Tooth decay. A cracked tooth. Worn tooth enamel, fillings or tooth roots. Regular... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Your genetic make-up has little impact on your dental health, new study finds
(University of Melbourne) A new study estimates that one in three Australian children have tooth decay by the time they start school. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children who refuse to brush their teeth may be putting themselves at risk of heart disease
A study by the University of Helsinki that followed 755 children over 27 years found those with tooth decay or gum disease were more likely to have a build-up of plaque in their arteries as adults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news