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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Releases New Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Guidelines

... that causes cavities, increasing their children's caries risk at an early age. Because cavities in infants ... the age group most susceptible to early childhood caries (ECC), which is an infectious but preventable ... suggested to help reduce plaque levels. caries removal: Routine professional dental care for ...

Keeping Kids Cavity-Free Before They're Ever Born: CariFree Believes Xylitol Could be This Generation's Answer

... research shows that the management of the dental caries infection that causes cavities in expecting ... root of transmission for the communicable dental caries infection is one of a vertical nature. This ... the primary bacteria known to initiate the dental caries infection, Mutans Streptococci, has been ...

UCSF receives $24.4 million to fight early childhood cavities

... new research to compare methods to prevent dental caries in children, as well as efforts to integrate and ... are being collectively called the Early Childhood caries Collaborative Centers. Each center includes two ... and all are focused on preventing early childhood caries in different vulnerable, high risk populations. ...

Breakthrough Technology That Will Revolutionize the Treatment of Tooth Decay

... is pain free, non-invasive and provides early caries detection, we can finally move away from ... new technology. The Canary System can scan for caries on smooth enamel surfaces, root surfaces, biting ... decay in these areas. Early detection of dental caries within the enamel shell of the tooth allows ...

Childers receives research in Oral Biology Award

... in humans, especially in the area of dental caries vaccine development. Dr. Childers has also ... another project exploring Epidemiology of Dental caries and Immunity in Children, funded by the National ... in the pathogenesis and epidemiology of dental caries in high-caries-risk populations. Sponsored by ...

Breast-Feeding Doesn't Contribute to Cavities

... with 40 percent reduced risk for early childhood caries until we threw factors such as poverty status, ... as well. "The poverty correlation with caries is longstanding, consistent and believed to ... words, there may be a health contribution to caries susceptibility that is not measured or even ....

New Weapon Emerges to Fight Kids' Cavities

... application, will likely become a routine element of early childhood caries [cavity] control." "The finding, however, that early childhood caries prevalence remained at 24 percent to 41 percent among treated children at ...

ADA President Urges Congress to Shore Up IHS Dental Care

... dentists. He pointed out that this occurs at a time when "childhood caries and periodontal disease among diabetics are rampant." Dr. Findley ... eradicated, and within five years, see that every Native American child is caries free." The rates of decay among 2- to 5-year-old white children is ...

APHA Misleads Americans About Fluoridation

... regarding the independent effect of fluoride in drinking water on caries prevalence using an ecologic study design."(6) World Health ... incidence and severity of tooth decay. However, "No clear reasons for the caries decline have been identified," according to dental textbook, Dentistry, ...

Hormones May Be to Blame for Women's Cavity Rates

... contributed to the widespread gender differential observed in dental caries rates today," Lukacs, a professor of anthropology who specializes in ... impact on women's oral health could be significant. The fact that women's caries experience increases with age at a greater rate than men's in diverse ...

Overweight kids have fewer cavities, new study shows

... III and NHANES 99-02). The study found no differences in rates of caries (tooth decay) among children ages 2-5 in all weight ranges, while children ... overweight and at risk for becoming overweight showed a decreased risk of caries compared to their normal weight peers. We expected to find more oral ...

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures(R) Kids' Initiative Visits Los Angeles

... Latino population has the lowest incidence of dental visits when compared to any other ethnicity and ranks the highest for untreated dental caries among children, according to a 2007 study by the National Center for Health Statistics for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(1). ...

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures(R) Kids' Initiative Visits Union City, NJ

... Latino population has the lowest incidence of dental visits when compared to any other ethnicity and ranks the highest for untreated dental caries among children, according to a 2007 study by the National Center for Health Statistics for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.(1) ...

Parents: Bottled Water Trend Poses Threat to Dental Health

... their oral health. Talking to them also allows us to have a conversation about fluoride's effects, mainly focusing on its relationship to dental caries and fluorosis." Receiving the appropriate amount of fluoride is critical to consumers' oral health -- especially children's oral health -- as it ...

American Dental Association Applauds Legislators for Introducing 'Meth Mouth' Bill

... as little is known about the actual causes of meth mouth. However, it is known that the drug can cause dry mouth, which in turn can increase dental caries (tooth decay). Drug users also have a tendency to grind and clench their teeth. Few studies have been published about its prevalence, causes, or its ...

ADA 'Give Kids A Smile' Events Provide Dental Care to Children from Low-Income Families

... such as cleanings, X-rays and fillings. Participating dentists and dental team members hope to diminish the current four percent rise in dental caries (cavities) -- the first rise in 50 years -- among pre-schoolers, ages 2-5, reported by the CDC in April 2007. "There have been enormous ...

Dental Network of America and Philips Sign Agreement to Offer Sonicare Products to Dental Providers

... by dental professionals worldwide. "Dentists have long known that certain patients are more at risk for periodontal disease and dental caries than others," added Custer. "What better way to offer the benefits of improved oral health for our members than through the providers themselves." ...

University of Illinois - Chicago Study: Raisins Contain Compounds that May Inhibit Cavity-causing Bacteria

... there are several naturally occurring, beneficial phytochemicals in raisins that work to inhibit bacteria associated with dental caries and gum disease." The in vitro study, which was supported by the California Raisin Marketing Board (CRMB), isolated eight known compounds from ...

Ohio Dental Association Foundation Again Awards Over $60,000 in Dental Education Grants and Scholarships Across Ohio

... dental professionals in Ohio, the ODAF awarded $20,000 in grants to Ohio community oral health programs. These programs include: -- Xylitol for caries Prevention in Inner City Children, $5,000, CWRU School of Dental Medicine -- Pack A Smile, $3,000, statewide educational program for Give Kids ...

California Dental Association Foundation Launches New Dental Risk Assessment Campaign

... a revolutionary oral health campaign at CDA's 2008 Fall Scientific Session Conference, September 11-14, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA), a unique approach to dentistry that helps dentists assess the risk for cavities and other oral health ...

THIRD Free Children's Dental Day

... Early childhood tooth decay (caries) is the single most common chronic childhood disease -- 20 times more common than diabetes. According to the CDC, caries among preschoolers is on the rise. ADDITIONAL STORY IDEAS: Most kids are afraid of the dentist and other doctors because of bad early ....

Fischman receives Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Research Award

... has made significant contributions to the evaluation of drugs used to prevent and treat the two most common diseases seen in dental practice - dental caries and periodontal diseases. The design and analysis of clinical trials of agents designed to prevent dental caries, calculus formation, and gingivitis ...

International Association for Dental Research presents awards and fellowships

... to Michael Lennon (Cheshire, England), this award recognizes and stimulates research in oral health prevention for children, with a priority for caries prevention using fluoride in different formats. This is the 17th year of the E.W. Borrow Memorial Award, which consists of a plaque and a cash prize ...

Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections

... of disease in your mouth goes up considerably and progressively, and you'll have far worse oral disease. It's the gingival [gum] disease and dental caries [decay] that lead to chronic and acute infections such as abscesses. It's that sort of thing that puts you at risk for frequent bacteremia, and ...

2008 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Session Highlights Emerging Scientific Advancements

... critical to long-term oral health since it may allow us to restore the viability of immature permanent teeth that have become necrotic (dead) due to caries or trauma. Combined with tissue engineering techniques, it is possible that dental stem cells may be used to engineer a complete tooth one day. ...

IADR and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare announce winners

... shown to be effective, Prunus mume will be accepted as a natural oral biofilm-reducing agent, which would ultimately help in the prevention of dental caries and periodontal disease. Keith Kirkwood, D.D.S., Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, for Targeting ...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Launches an Integrated Medical-Dental Health Program

... adverse conditions escalate further. In addition, Blue Cross and Blue Shield is reaching out to select members determined to be at risk for dental caries or periodontal (gum) disease in an effort to minimize or prevent these dental conditions early. The goal of the BlueCare Dental Connection program, ...

Dental Network of America Inc. Launches Integrated Medical-Dental Health Program

... available wellness information over the internet. Dentists have long known that some members are at higher risk for periodontal disease and dental caries than others. Additionally, emerging research has focused on how medical conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and preterm / low birth ...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Launches Integrated Medical-Dental Health Program

... such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and pregnancy. In addition, BCBSIL can reach out to select members determined to be at risk for dental caries or periodontal (gum) disease in an effort to minimize or prevent these dental conditions early on. The goal of the BlueCare Dental Connection ...

A Reminder to Parents: Early Dental Visits Essential to Children's Health

... "smile" insurance. Routine dental exams uncover problems that can be easily treated in the early stages, when damage is minimal. Early Childhood caries (Baby Bottle Tooth Decay) Baby bottle tooth decay can destroy children's teeth. It occurs when a child is frequently exposed to sugary liquids such ...

Banning Amalgam Could Increase U.S. Dental Costs by $8 Billion a Year

... The ADA and numerous state, national and international health authorities oppose such proposals. "Dental care would cost more, and untreated caries (dental decay) is likely to increase," said Dr. Brown. "Unfortunately, this impact would fall disproportionately on the disadvantaged populations." ...

Unhealthy Oral Habits among Teenagers – Reported Dental Health Authoritie

... among geographical regions in terms of caries prevalence in deciduous teeth, and the factors associated with dental caries prevalence. (Japan) Schoolchildren in a ... The high prevalence and severity of dental caries among 2- to 4-year-old children in a ...

Watch out those of you planning for a predetermined Cesarean Section

... on a caries-causing bacterium that mothers with caries transmit to their newborns. Known as ... findings suggest that mothers who have dental caries should inform their family dentists if they had a ... of the population, and if a higher incidence of caries follows. It has also to be borne in mind that ...

Is caries in primary and permanent tooth related?

... to a study in Journal of Dental Research, caries in primary teeth may cause developmental defects in permanent teeth.// A primary tooth can have caries for a wide variety of reasons such as gender, ... teeth. Accounting for all these differences, can caries in primary teeth have long-term effect on the ...

Testing Of Saliva May Predict Dental Caries

... of Dentistry has devised a test to predict dental caries in children. This is a test of saliva// to ... USC researchers, it is possible to predict dental caries in a child almost exactly using the caries Assessment and Risk Evaluation (CARE) test. A ...

Medications linked to xerostomia and caries

... who use asthma medications more susceptible to caries and periodontal disease. Dr. Carlos Salinas, ... research will allow researchers to compare caries in patients with different levels of clinical ... that children with asthma who had the highest caries rates tended to be those who were young, usually ...

Study Links Tooth Decay and Gum Infections to Ethnicity and Country of Origin

... found that immigrants’ ethnicity and country of origin predispose them to caries (tooth decay) and periodontal (gum) disease.// The team leader, Dr. ... study on the oral health of immigrants to the United States, analyzing caries and periodontal disease rates in over 1,500 Chinese, Haitian, Indian, West ...

New Screening System For Early Detection Of Dental Caries in Toddlers

... plagues America's inner city toddlers. Early childhood dental caries (ECC), more commonly called as baby bottle tooth decay, results from ... exorbitant labor costs. "Unfortunately, early childhood dental caries tends to occur in children who are not yet under the care of dentists, so ...

India needs dental health leadership, says expert

... leadership and implement the ambitious global plan to eradicate dental caries among children by 2026, says a British expert//. "If we are going to ... Global Child Dental Health Taskforce programme in India to eradicate tooth caries problem among children in the next 20 years, we need a good dental ...
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