Navigation Links
New Weapon Emerges to Fight Kids' Cavities
Date:7/7/2009

Xylitol syrup may protect baby teeth from decay, much like fluoride, study finds,,

TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- A syrup containing the sugar substitute xylitol helps prevent tooth decay in baby teeth, according to a new study.

Xylitol, approved in the United States for use in food since 1963, acts as an antibacterial agent against organisms that cause cavities. Previous studies showing its effectiveness have mainly involved chewing gum or lozenges in school-age children with permanent teeth.

In the new study, researchers tested the xylitol syrup in 94 children, 9 months to 15 months old, in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, an island chain in the Pacific Ocean where, they said, early childhood tooth decay is a major problem. Two groups of children were given 8 grams of xylitol syrup a day, in either two or three doses, and a third group was given a single 2.67-gram dose of the syrup each day.

Children in third group, which served as a control, or comparison, group, were given a small dose of the syrup because Marshall Island officials would not allow the use of a placebo.

After an average of 10.5 months, tooth decay was found in about 24 percent of the children who had gotten two doses of xylitol syrup a day, 41 percent of children who received three doses of xylitol syrup a day and in 52 percent of children in the control group.

Children in the two-dose group had, on average, 0.6 decayed teeth, compared with 1.0 in the three-dose group and 1.9 in the control group.

"Our results suggest that exposure to xylitol (8 grams per day) in a twice-daily topical oral syrup during primary tooth eruption could prevent up to 70 percent of decayed teeth," wrote Dr. Peter Milgrom of the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues.

"Dividing the 8 grams into three doses did not increase the effectiveness of the treatment," the researchers said. "These results provide eviden
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Drug a New Weapon Against One Form of Breast Cancer
2. Early predictive model may be new weapon against leading cause of death on battlefield
3. Schools Have New Weapon for Head Lice Screening
4. Barrier Technology Provides New Weapon in MRSA War: Surface Care Products Prevent Growth and Transfer of Bacteria
5. Research May Yield New Weapons Against Sepsis
6. Einstein researchers genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIV
7. New World Record Holder in Powerlifting Credits NutraCeas Unique Rice-Bran-derived Product as his Secret Weapon
8. Potential viral therapy weapon for difficult cancers is safe and effective in study
9. A new weapon for attacking tumor invasion and metastasis
10. Penn animal study identifies new DNA weapon against avian flu
11. Synthetic HDL: A new weapon to fight cholesterol problems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New Weapon Emerges to Fight Kids' Cavities
(Date:7/14/2014)... (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 The ... is now offering Lumineers and porcelain veneers. ... procedures that require more preparation and greater loss of ... tooth-shaped shells to conceal visible flaws on the tooth. ... work closely with patients to ensure they offer the ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Being physically active in middle age appears to help ... of dementia, suggest the findings from two new studies. ... at various levels, especially in midlife, is beneficial for ... said in an Alzheimer,s Association news release. "These ... More research is needed to determine the extent and ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... California (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 ... - Ultra performance liquid chromatography or UPLC ... technique of liquid chromatography that involves the ... pressure conditions to separate chromatographic compounds. This ... facilitates faster detection and analysis of chromatography ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... 2014 Many people are unhappy with ... surgery to reduce a “double chin.” A new ... need to go under the knife. Jawflex is a ... muscles, therefore tightening the skin in that area and ... is used for facial exercise, double chin elimination and ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... 14, 2014 July 14, 2014 ... in enterprise-class cloud management, governance, and compliance software ... AvePoint software will be available to customers of ... , The hosting and value-added reseller ... following AvePoint solutions to new or existing customers: ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Encino Esthetic Dental Group is Now Offering Lumineers and Porcelain Veneers 2Health News:Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia 2Health News:Need for Faster Sample Analysis Drives Demand for UPLC, According to New Trend Report Published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Health News:Jawflex | Double Chin Exercise for Double Chin Reduction 2Health News:AvePoint Works with Rackspace to Extend Vital Management Features to Hybrid SharePoint Deployments 2Health News:AvePoint Works with Rackspace to Extend Vital Management Features to Hybrid SharePoint Deployments 3
... cardiovascular nurse and allied professional are already at the ... disease, and Professor Christi Deaton, Chairperson of the ESC ... an even greater role given the complex needs of ... to prevent cardiovascular disease," says Professor Deaton, "and we ...
... Eight projects in the Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties ... on addressing transportation and mobility options for seniors as ... winning projects were chosen based on their innovation and ... Place" services.The grants were the result of a November ...
... at 10 Rockefeller Plaza through March 31, 2009 NEW ... the Alzheimer,s Association, New York City Chapter will raise ... is due to the generosity of EHE International which ... display in its window at 10 Rockefeller Plaza.This display ...
... stores, studies find , , FRIDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) ... are much less likely to offer healthy foods than ... live matters in terms of your diet," said study ... Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. "If ...
... Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: VRX ) today announced that its ... 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, at the Hilton Hotel ... Jersey 07078. The record date for stockholders entitled to ... Valeant , Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX ) ...
... March 6 Despite the downturn in the economy, ... a healthcare-staffing agency founded 27 years ago in New ... an inevitable rebound in the economy, ANS has undertaken ... serve and more aggressively pursue clients on the Gulf ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nurses and allied professionals at heart of cardiovascular prevention and management programs 2Health News:Nurses and allied professionals at heart of cardiovascular prevention and management programs 3Health News:Miami-Dade and Monroe County Organizations Receive Grants to 'JumpStart the Conversation' 2Health News:Miami-Dade and Monroe County Organizations Receive Grants to 'JumpStart the Conversation' 3Health News:Miami-Dade and Monroe County Organizations Receive Grants to 'JumpStart the Conversation' 4Health News:EHE International Helps Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter to Raise Awareness About Alzheimer's Disease 2Health News:Healthy Foods Harder to Find in Poor Neighborhoods 2Health News:Healthy Foods Harder to Find in Poor Neighborhoods 3Health News:Healthy Foods Harder to Find in Poor Neighborhoods 4Health News:American Nursing Services, Inc. Expanding Eastern Presence, Opening Birmingham Office 2
(Date:7/14/2014)... July 14, 2014 CVS/pharmacy ® ... PLATINUM, a premium brand of 100% preservative-free vitamins ... growing family of exclusive CVS/pharmacy store brand products. ... with various benefits, including popular options such as ... women. The radiance PLATINUM line also has more premium options ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... , July 14, 2014 The legalization of ... – as well as a new economic driver – ... to sort out the right response to the will ... intoxicant. At a National Press Club ... a.m., two leading experts in the area of marijuana ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... N.Y. , July 14, 2014 We ... Surgery Center ("OACM") and the Ellicott City Ambulatory Surgery ... of Ellicott City Maryland . ... between Merritt Healthcare and 14 leading Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, ... Facility will also accommodate the specialties of general surgery ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CVS/pharmacy Launches Exclusive radiance PLATINUM Line of Preservative-Free Vitamins and Supplements 2CVS/pharmacy Launches Exclusive radiance PLATINUM Line of Preservative-Free Vitamins and Supplements 3NPC Newsmaker Program: Interpreting smoke signals from the marijuana skirmish line 2
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: