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Tooth decay in five-year-olds continues to decline
Levels of tooth decay in five year old children are continuing to decline, according to data published by Public Health England (PHE). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nearly a quarter of children  starting primary school have tooth decay
Some 23.3 per cent have dental decay, according Public Health England data. British Dental Association chairman Mick Armstrong said: 'It's a tragedy that a oral health is determined by postcodes'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

His Tooth is Funny Looking. What is It?
Discussion Teeth are specialized anatomic parts of the human body that are developed between the ectoderm and ecomesenchyme in a complex process called odontogenesis. More than 300 genes have been identified that influence odontogenesis. Dental abnormalities can have significance for cosmesis, malocclusion, dental caries and periodontal diseases. It is not uncommon for more than 1 area to be affected. For example, Hutchinson teeth which are caused by congenital syphilis are smaller with wider spacing between the teeth within the arch, and also have a characteristic notching. Learning Point Some common dental problems that...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 14, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

GPs urged to look out for dental neglect in children
GPs need better training in dental care so they recognise dental neglect which is a marker for child neglect Related items fromOnMedica Public health experts warn of child tooth decay epidemic Rising numbers of child hospital dental operations Preschool tooth extractions rise by a quarter GPs need to improve services for children at risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bacteria boost antifungal drug resistance in severe childhood tooth decay
(University of Pennsylvania) Some young children experience severe tooth decay that resist normal therapies. New research led by Dongyeop Kim and Hyun (Michel) Koo of Penn's School of Dental Medicine shows how plaque's protective matrix can shield fungal cells from the drugs intended to kill them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA study reports nearly 1 in 3 California kids have a sugary drink daily
This study shows that children are still drinking too much sugar. In order to keep our kids healthy and our chronic disease rates and costs from skyrocketing, we need to reverse this trend,” said Flojaune Cofer, state policy director atPublic Health Advocates,  a California-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing policy solutions to emerging health issues. “The problem is especially severe among low-income communities, heightening the need for local and state policymakers to redouble efforts to protect these communities.”According toprevious research by Babey, one in three young adults in California ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NYU Dentistry study identifies effective school-based cavity prevention program
(New York University) School-based prevention programs can substantially reduce children's cavities -- but what type of treatment should be delivered in schools to best prevent tooth decay? A new study by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, published in the journal BMC Oral Health, suggests that cavity prevention programs with a combination of prevention strategies may be more effective than one alone for reducing tooth decay. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of Total and Untreated Dental Caries Among Youth: United States, 2015-2016
This report presents the prevalence of total and untreated caries in primary or permanent teeth among youth aged 2-19 years for 2015-2016, and trends from 2011-2012 through 2015-2016. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inequalities in dental health are most evident in young children
(University of Gothenburg) Inequalities in dental health are most evident in 3 to 6-year-old children, according to a thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy. Preschoolers in socioeconomically disadvantaged families had a more than four times higher risk of tooth decay compared to age cohorts with better living conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospitals remove a rotten tooth from a child every 10 minutes
A child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes due to preventable tooth decay, according to data published by Public Health England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dental Caries Prevention Strategies Among Immigrant Children Dental Caries Prevention Strategies Among Immigrant Children
Which preventive strategies for caries reduction among children and adolescents with immigrant or low socioeconomic backgrounds are most effective?BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

A Community Health Worker's Dispatch from Arizona
April 05, 2018She was starving. She couldn ’t help but eat the tomato.This week, we ’re featuring personal stories from frontline health workers all over the world. It’s just one of the ways we’re celebratingWorld Health Worker Week 2018.Here they tell us about the clients who ’ve moved them, the moments that keep them coming to work each day, and what it’sreally like to provide health services on the front lines.Today ’s post featuresMaria Valenzuela, a community health worker who serves some of the most vulnerable communities in Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States through...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Study of Oral Moisturizers Concludes that OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Contain One of the Safest pH Levels of any US OTC Dry Mouth Product
The objective of the study was to measure pH levels, titratable acidity, and erosive effect of commercially distributed dry mouth lozenges and adhering discs on teeth, mainly the dentin which is exposed at the gumline. Each product was crushed into five grams of powder and dissolved in 10 mL of water. Acidity was measured with a calibrated pH meter. Titratable acidity was measured by adding sodium hydroxide until the solution reached neutrality. Erosion of tooth structure was measured by placing human teeth in the solution and measuring loss of mass.In order of danger, the most dangerously acidic dry mouth lozenges and adh...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What Problems are Caused by Non-Nutritive Sucking Habits?
Discussion Facial growth is affected by the normal activities of breathing, sucking, chewing and swallowing. Sucking habits effects on facial structures “…depend[s] on the frequency, intensity and duration of the habits, the osteogenic development and the genetic endowment of the child.” Breastfeeding assists normal development of the facial structures (mainly maxilla, mandible and dental arches) by proper muscle activity and tongue positions. With bottle, finger, or pacifier sucking, there is overuse of the chin and cheek muscles, underuse of the orbicular oris and masseter muscles, and malpositioning ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

All clear for fluoridation from PHE
A report from Public Health England shows water fluoridation helps reduce tooth decay and that there is no convincing evidence of adverse health effects. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Straws provide more risks than benefits for your mouth and skin
Many people drink through straws to protect their teeth, but experts say these products may cause more harm than good. These risks include accelerated aging, tooth decay and gas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gum disease having devastating impact on general health and well-being warn dentists
A new report has revealed that the number of people affected by tooth decay and gum disease is having a widespread and devastating impact not only on patients mouths but also on their general health and wellbeing, particularly in the older population. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School; Press Release Source Type: news

'Unacceptable' figures reveal a divide in dental health
Government data reveals in Rotherham there are 1,143 hospital admissions because of tooth decay for every 100,000 children under the age of four. In contrast, just nine occur in Leicester. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Combat Tooth Erosion by Reducing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
A Recent Study Shows that Nightly Use of Oral Adhering Discs Significantly Improves Symptoms Associated with GERDSeattle, WA (February 21, 2018) –An article about a recent clinical study, “Dental Erosion, GERD, and Salivary Stimulation,” published in theJournal of Oral& Dental Health, February2018, reports that OraCoat® XyliMelts® oral adhering discs used while sleeping reduce reflux of stomach acids, in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which causes tooth erosion. In patients with GERD, the esophagus is exposed to stomach acid long enough to cause symptoms.GERD is estimated to occur in ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

State Actions to Improve Oral Health Outcomes
A five-year competitive renewal to continue CDC investment in and support for state oral health programs. The purpose is to assist States to decrease dental caries, oral health disparities, and other co-morbid chronic diseases associated with poor oral health outcomes. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Tooth Decay in Babies
-- Parents and caregivers can pass cavity-causing bacteria to babies through saliva, by sharing foods and spoons. Or tooth decay can develop when an infant's teeth and gums are exposed to any liquid or food other than water for long periods,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Red wine compound 'could help tooth decay and gum disease fight'
Polyphenols found in red wine helped fend off harmful bacteria in the mouth, a study finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Associations Between Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption and Children's Health: An Updated Review of the Literature
Review examines the evidence on: 1) the health impacts of sugary beverages on children's health (obesity, diabetes risk, dental caries, and caffeine-related effects); 2) the health impact of substituting SSBs with other drinks; and 3) the role of taste preferences in SSB consumption patterns. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do Signs of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Increase the Odds of Dental Caries? A Case-Control Study
Conclusion: Children considered by their parents/guardians to have attention deficit have a greater chance of exhibiting dental caries, independently of household income. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 26, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Probiotic Lactobacillus sp. inhibit growth, biofilm formation and gene expression of caries-inducing Streptococcus mutans.
J Cell Mol Med. 2018 Jan 8. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.13496. [Epub ahead of print]AbstractStreptococcus mutans contributes significantly to dental caries, which arises from homoeostasic imbalance between host and microbiota. We hypothesized that Lactobacillus sp. inhibits growth, biofilm formation and gene expression of Streptococcus mutans. Antibacterial (agar diffusion method) and antibiofilm (crystal violet assay) characteristics of probiotic Lacobacillus sp. against Streptococcus mutans (ATCC 25175) were evaluated. We investigated whether Lacobacillus casei (ATCC 393), Lactobacillus reuteri (ATCC 23272), Lactobacillus plantaru...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Nicotine is a risk factor for dental caries: An in vivo study
Journal of Dental SciencesAvailable online 17 January 2018In Press, Corrected Proof—Note to usersAbstractBackground/purposeStreptococcus mutans is an important pathogen in the development of dental caries. Many studies have focused on the relationship between nicotine andS. mutans in vitro. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of nicotine on the growth ofS. mutans and its cariogenic potentialin vivo.Materials and methodsSixteen male Specific-pathogen-free Wistar rats were divided into 2 groups (nicotine-treated and nicotine-untreated group) and infected withS. mutans. TheS.&nbs...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 22, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cavity prevention approach effectively reduces tooth decay
(University of California - San Francisco) A scientifically based approach that includes a tooth-decay risk assessment, aggressive preventive measures and conservative restorations can dramatically reduce decay in community dental practices, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Just another sugary snack: Yogurt increases risk of tooth decay in children; experts say snacking in general is bad for dental health
(Natural News) Sugary snacks increase the risk of tooth decay in children, while tooth brushing does not completely help protect their teeth from the effects, according to a study. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow who analyzed the relationship of snacking... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoghurt increases children's risk of tooth decay
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found under five-year-olds who snack on sweets or chocolate are twice as likely to suffer tooth decay even if they brush their teeth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Dental Material Can Resist Biofilm Growth And Kills Bacteria
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed an antibacterial resin for dental procedures such as cavity fillings. They hope that the material can provide improved fillings that resist tooth decay and last longer. Conventional materials for dental fillings are prone to being covered in plaque, a sticky biofilm that can lead to tooth decay and filling failure. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are working on developing something better. “Dental biomaterials such as these,” said Geelsu Hwang, a researcher involved in the study, “need to achieve two goals: first, they should kill ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 10, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Britain's dental crisis: Charities that assist third world countries are forced to step in to cope with the'national disaster' because dentists are too busy to properly treat patients
Read more:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5228483/Britains-dental-crisis-forcing-charities-step-in.html#ixzz53AAdSxWLBritain's dental crisis is forcing charities that assist third world countries to step in.Dentists in the UK are so inundated with targets and admin, they lack the time and resources to properly focus on dental health, resulting in a'national disaster'that is making patient treatment a low priority, according to a letter signed by more than 400 dentists.Described as'an international disgrace', Dentaid, a charity which works across parts of Africa, Asia and Central America, set up its first UK schem...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Trendy ‘ Raw Water ’ Can Reportedly Give You Hepatitis, Other Diseases
CBS Local — A new health craze that has many people paying high prices for unfiltered water is also reportedly putting those people at risk for diseases like hepatitis and norovirus. According to a report from The New York Times, the demand for “raw water” in and around California’s Silicon Valley has sent prices soaring. The small companies bottling their untreated product have hiked the price from around $37 to over $60 for a 2.5-gallon jug. “It has a vaguely mild sweetness, a nice smooth mouth feel, nothing that overwhelms the flavor profile,” San Francisco grocery store manager Kevin...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Bacteria Chris Melore Fluoride Hepatitis Local TV Norovirus raw water talkers Source Type: news

Parents urged to limit children's snacks to 100 calories
Campaign aims to encourage healthier snacking to reduce obesity and tooth decay Related items fromOnMedica “Sugar-free” drinks – are they really healthy? Chocolate bars and cakes could shrink under new sugar guidelines Experts call for ban on sales of energy drinks to under 16s Tenfold global rise in childhood/teen obesity since 1975 Children order fast food from schools, report shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS vending machines: where does the conflict lie?
NHS England has strongly voiced concerns over the need to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth decay within NHS premises. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Oral Health of American Indian and Alaska Native Children Aged 6-9 Years: Results of the 2016-2017 IHS Oral Health Survey (April 2017)
This data brief presents information on the prevalence of dental caries in the primary and permanent teeth of AI/AN children in 2016-2017. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Dental Association Supports Fluoridated Water
-- Not every community in the United States adds fluoride to drinking water. Nonetheless, the American Dental Association supports the practice, saying fluoridated water: Helps prevent tooth decay. Protects all ages against cavities. Is safe... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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