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

SwitchPoint 2019: Day 1
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth InternationalApril 25, 2019It takes tenacity to work in global health and development. These folks have it.I ’m going to go out on a limb and guess that if you work in global health or international development, you might know what frustration feels like.Maybe the project funding cycle gets you down. Maybe you ’ve struggled with a public policy that hurts more people than it helps. It could be that you’ve grappled with shoddy data sets, or corrupt officials, or the fickle winds of politics that so often blow our efforts off course.You ne...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: SwitchPoint Source Type: news

Dentists underdiagnose when faced with time pressure, research shows
This study shows that we shouldn't be cutting appointment times in order to fit more people in, but looking at other ways to meet the patient needs. "### (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 25, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Featured Review: Home use of devices for cleaning between the teeth
This review asked the question, “How effective are home-use interdental cleaning devices, used in conjunction with toothbrushing, compared with toothbrushing only or another device, for preventing and controlling gum diseases, tooth decay and plaque?”Tooth decay and periodontal diseases (gum diseases called gingivitis and periodontitis) affect the majority of people. These conditions can cause pain, difficulties with eating and speaking, low self-esteem, and, in extreme cases, may lead to tooth loss and the need for surgery. The cost to health services of treating these diseases is very high.As dental plaque is...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Study: Eating a handful of dark-colored berries can help prevent tooth decay
(Natural News) Berries are widely known as one of the best cancer-fighting foods, but did you know that they can also prevent tooth decay? A study published in the European Journal of Oral Sciences suggested that eating a handful of dark-colored berries, such as cranberries and blueberries, provide a protective effect against tooth decay. For... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tooth decay: Seven ways to stop rotting teeth and prevent gum disease
TOOTH decay may not be at the forefront of many people ’s minds, but if plaque is allowed to build up on teeth, painful dental caries , gum disease or dental abscesses can form. A dentist has revealed seven ways to prevent rotting teeth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Podcast: Sedation of children undergoing dental treatment
Fear associated with going to the dentist is common and, among children especially it can make it difficult to deliver the treatment they need. Therefore, among their many reviews of the effects of dental treatments, the Cochrane Oral Health Group maintains a review of the effects of sedation on children undergoing such treatment. The review ’s third update was published in December 2018 and lead author, Paul Ashley, from the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London England tells us where things now stand in this podcast." Children who are scared of the dentist will often express this as uncooperative or difficult...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

The rotten state of our children's teeth
Children aged five and under accounted for 14,545 tooth extractions in 2017/18 in England, with most of those - 12,783 - being for tooth decay. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decay accounts for nine in ten child tooth extractions in hospital
Almost nine in ten hospital tooth extractions among children to age five are due to preventable tooth decay, according to data published by Public Health England (PHE). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tooth decay may make colon cancer more aggressive
The findings by Columbia University add to the growing swell of research that show oral health may be linked to much, much more than just the look and smell of our teeth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World Oral Health Day
is celebrated globally every year on 20 March. It helps to spread messages about good oral hygiene practices and demonstrates the importance of optimal oral health in maintaining general health and well-being. It's an excellent time to put the spotlight on related Cochrane evidence.Cochrane Oral Healthpublishes systematic reviews of the best quality research available to help patients, carers, clinicians, researchers, and funders make better informed decisions about oral healthcare choices. Cochrane Oral Health's  work is carried out by over 1600 members, with over 900 authors from more than 40 different countries.Wh...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

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 - February 1, 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