Gummy vitamins, rotten teeth?

Dental News Gummy vitamins, rotten teeth? Updated Sep 24, 2007 By Mary Brophy Marcus, Special for USA TODAY By Leslie Smith, USA TODAY Gummy-style vitamins can stick to teeth. Gummy-style vitamins are helping kids munch down their daily supplements without a grimace, but some pediatric dentists worry that the candy look-alikes and taste-alikes could be harmful […]

Boys Have More Dental Injuries

Dental News Boys Have More Dental Injuries August 15, 2007 by Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service INTELIHEALTH – They say boys will be boys. And one study after another has found that boys are more likely than girls to have teeth broken or knocked out. Two recent studies confirm this. Scottish researchers collected information from all children […]

Pacifiers have a positive side too

Dental News Pacifiers have a positive side too Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:03pm EST By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Though pacifiers have gotten a bad rap for their potential to damage baby teeth, they can have some benefits as well, according to experts. Past the age of 2, pacifiers can begin to disrupt […]

Kids With Cavities Overweight, Not Underweight

Dental News Kids With Cavities Overweight, Not Underweight Article Date: 23 Mar 2006 – 7:00am (UK) New evidence from pediatric dentists at the University at Buffalo has shown that, contrary to previous findings, most young children with decayed “baby” teeth are not underweight, and actually may be overweight or at risk of being overweight. A […]

Bottled Water Can Be Bad News For Kids’ Teeth

Dental News Bottled Water Can Be Bad News For Kids’ Teeth July 21, 2004 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service The popularity of bottled water may be bad news for kids’ teeth. Australian researchers found that children who drank bottled water and other unfluoridated water had an increased risk of decay in their baby (primary) teeth, […]

Children Need Dentists – NOT Fluoridation

Dental News Children Need Dentists – NOT Fluoridation, Study Shows From New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation Sunday, July 13, 2003 Despite living without fluoridated water, rural children’s cavity rates equal those of urban children, who are more likely to drink fluoridated water, according to a large national government study of over 24,000 U.S. […]

Parasites May Be Cause of Child’s Bad Breath

Dental News Parasites May Be Cause of Child’s Bad Breath Thu Oct 24,2002 5:31 PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Scientists in Turkey say that parasites should be considered as a possible cause of bad breath in children. According to the report, the researchers decided to investigate the relationship between parasites and bad breath when […]

Teething Mistakenly Blamed for Other Ills

Dental News Teething Mistakenly Blamed for Other Ills Fri Oct 11,2002 10:45 AM ET NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Despite research showing the contrary, many healthcare providers still attribute many baby ills to teething, Australian researchers report. Dr. Melissa Wake and Kylie Hesketh of Royal Children’s Hospital in Australia write that recent reports have demonstrated teething […]

Child Health Professionals Still Believe In “Teething”

Dental News Child Health Professionals Still Believe In “Teething” October 11, 2002 (British Medical Journal) – Health professionals still attribute many major ills to infant teething, despite good evidence that teething is associated with, at most, minor and relatively infrequent symptoms, finds a study in this week’s BMJ. These beliefs may even lead to late diagnosis […]

Turning kids into their own personal dentists

Dental News Turning kids into their own personal dentists Monday, June 03, 2002 “Rosy lips, teeth within” will not just remain a nursery rhyme for school students anymore. Thanks to a full-fledged clinic at J. D. Tytler School here — probably the first in the entire country as part of a school-based preventive dental health […]

Tooth Decay In Baby Teeth Affects Permanent Teeth, Too

Dental News Tooth Decay In Baby Teeth Affects Permanent Teeth, Too March 25, 2002 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service A study in China has found that decay in a baby tooth (or primary tooth) is a risk factor for defects in the enamel of the permanent tooth that replaces it. The study took place in […]

Thumbsucking After Age 2 Can Harm Teeth

Dental News Thumbsucking After Age 2 Can Harm Teeth December 18, 2001 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service Many children suck their thumbs. Some even start in the womb. Now a recent study suggests that children who suck their thumbs or a pacifier after age 2 may be affecting their teeth and jaws. Researchers at the […]

Dental Sealants Reduce Tooth Decay In Children

Dental News Dental Sealants Reduce Tooth Decay In Children November 20, 2001 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service Dental sealants reduced the number of fillings and extractions by about 67 percent in a group of low-income children from North Carolina, according to the results of an eight-year study. Sealants are a thin coat of plastic applied […]

Children miss almost three weeks of school annually from dental problems

Dental News Children miss almost three weeks of school annually from dental problems 2/8/2001  Children’s oral health campaign links oral health to overall health and school performance PRNewswire — Seattle’s Whittier Elementary School is the site for the first major push from a coalition of child health advocates who hope to make in-school dental screenings the rule, […]

Premature babies get teeth later, but catch up

Dental News Premature babies get teeth later, but catch up 10/4/2000  NEW YORK — Babies born prematurely get their first tooth later than do children born full term, according to research published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, Fetal Neonatal Edition. Babies born prematurely get their first tooth at about nine months compared to six months […]

Cranky baby? Teething not always to blame

Dental News Cranky baby? Teething not always to blame April 07, 2000 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) — When a baby is biting, drooling, irritable or has a slight increase in fever, a parent may be correct if they think their infant is teething. However, many other symptoms commonly associated with teething — such as high […]

Baby bottle tooth decay

Dental News BABY BOTTLE TOOTH DECAY Dr.’s Q&A Feb 1999 Ivanhoe Broadcast News Interview Transcript with Robert Musselman, D.D.S., Pediatric Dentist, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, New Orleans How common is baby bottle tooth decay? Dr. Mussleman: We don’t have an exact figure on that. Estimates are as high as 40 percent in some concentrated […]