Prevention Of Dental Caries
Study authors explained that using antibacterial mouthwash can eradicate oral microbes needed for nitric oxide formation and place the user at risk for metabolic disorders.
The AAP also states that human milk or infant formula is sufficient for infants whereas low-fat/nonfat milk and water are sufficient for older children.
Biodegradable collagen sponges that deliver tideglusib, an Alzheimer's disease treatment, were shown to stimulate renewal of stem cells in the tooth pulp, encouraging natural tooth repair.
Treatments that seal a child's back teeth can prevent most cavities, but many children -particularly those living in poverty - don't get them, according to research published in the early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Gum irritation, irritability, and drooling, but not fever, are the most frequent signs of primary tooth eruption, according to a meta-analysis published online February 18 in Pediatrics.
According to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, most dentists have asked their patient about illicit drug use but questions remain about the feasibility of offering preventive screening and testing alongside dental care.
For kindergarten students, physician-based comprehensive preventive oral health services (POHS) are associated with a reduction in caries, but no improvement in subsequent use of dental treatment.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a letter to bottled water manufacturers recommending that they limit the amount of fluoride added to bottled water so that it contains no more than 0.7mg/L.
There is little high quality evidence proving the effect of xylitol in preventing dental cavities, new research published in the Cochrane Library has found.
Adults and children are recommended to reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake, according to a new guideline released by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Pediatricians should perform oral health assessments and help maintain and restore oral health for the youngest children, according to a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Dentists are uniquely placed to identify patients with diabetes, and those with diabetes who are at risk for complications.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new standards to reduce the amount of mercury released from dentists' offices.
Regular vigorous exercise is often associated with positive health outcomes such as weight loss, but it may actually increase the risk of dental caries and other oral health problems.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a new clinical report with recommendations regarding fluoride for dental caries prevention in the primary care setting.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued recommendations for prevention of dental caries in children by primary care clinicians.
Evidence is lacking for the associations between vitamin D and health outcomes in one study, but another found that lower levels of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D correlate with increased mortality.
Children should begin using toothpaste with fluoride as soon as they get their first tooth, according to updated American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines.
Dental caries, crowns, and endodontic treatments are inversely associated with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that physicians discuss oral health with all patients, including those who are pregnant or postpartum.
Practitioners might consider discontinuing prophylactic antibiotics for patients with prosthetic implants undergoing dental procedures, and these patients should be encouraged to maintain appropriate oral hygiene.
Manifestation of dental erosion caused by illicit drug use or excessive soda consumption needs to be distinguished from dental caries.