Prevention Of Dental Caries

Can Frequent Mouthwash Use Up the Risk of Prediabetes/Diabetes?

By October 06, 2017

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.

AAP: Policy Statement Regarding Fruit Juice Consumption

By May 22, 2017

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.

Alzheimer's Drug May Help in Natural Tooth Repair Process

By January 09, 2017

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.

CDC: More Dental Sealants Needed Among Low-Income Children

October 19, 2016

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

Primary Tooth Eruption Predictors Examined

February 22, 2016

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.

Secondhand Smoke in Infancy Could Harm Children's Teeth

October 23, 2015

Children exposed to secondhand smoke at 4 months of age may be at risk for tooth decay by age 3.

Dental Visits: Opportunities for Drug Screenings?

By August 13, 2015

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.

Physician-Provided Oral Health Services Can Cut Cavities

June 30, 2015

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.

FDA, HHS: This Is How Much Fluoride Should Be in Water

By April 27, 2015

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.

Xylitol Effects in Cavity Prevention Reviewed

By March 26, 2015

There is little high quality evidence proving the effect of xylitol in preventing dental cavities, new research published in the Cochrane Library has found.

WHO: Slashing Sugar Consumption Needed to Reduce Obesity, Cavities

By March 04, 2015

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).

AAP: Pediatricians Should Be Involved in Oral Health Care

November 24, 2014

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).

Physician-Dentist Collaboration for Diabetes Care Recommended

October 31, 2014

Dentists are uniquely placed to identify patients with diabetes, and those with diabetes who are at risk for complications.

EPA Wants Less Dental Mercury Entering Environment

October 07, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new standards to reduce the amount of mercury released from dentists' offices.

Why Intense Exercise May Harm Your Teeth

September 24, 2014

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.

CDC: Oral Health in Young Women Needs Improvement

September 22, 2014

Women of childbearing age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better oral care and visit the dentist routinely.

Fluoride in Primary Care for Children, Recommends AAP

August 25, 2014

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.

USPSTF: Primary Care for Preventing Dental Caries in Children

May 06, 2014

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued recommendations for prevention of dental caries in children by primary care clinicians.

Evidence for Health Benefits of Vitamin D

April 02, 2014

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.

Risk-Assessment Tool Aids Dental Caries Prevention

March 12, 2014

An oral health screening tool helps identify children that need dental interventions during routine primary care visits.

Public Open to Comment on WHO Sugar Guidelines

March 05, 2014

The WHO announced the opening of a public consultation regarding their draft guideline on sugar intake.

Dentists' Group Expands Use of Fluoride Toothpaste for Children

February 12, 2014

Children should begin using toothpaste with fluoride as soon as they get their first tooth, according to updated American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines.

Better Oral Health Decreases Carotid Artery IMT Progression

November 07, 2013

Improvements in periodontal health are associated with improvements in the progression of atherosclerosis.

Inverse Link for Dental Caries, Head/Neck Squamous Cell CA

September 13, 2013

Dental caries, crowns, and endodontic treatments are inversely associated with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

Ob-Gyns Should Discuss Oral Hygiene With All Patients

July 31, 2013

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that physicians discuss oral health with all patients, including those who are pregnant or postpartum.

Guidelines Issued to Prevent Infection With Dental Work

May 14, 2013

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.

Teeth Damage From Excessive Soda Similar to Drug Users

May 13, 2013

Manifestation of dental erosion caused by illicit drug use or excessive soda consumption needs to be distinguished from dental caries.