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Pediatric dentistry

Infants and small children have special dental needs.

 

New study aims to combat dental anxiety in children Nov 3, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

New study aims to combat dental anxiety in children

SHEFFIELD, UK: For sufferers of dental anxiety, the fear of dental procedures and check-ups can often lead to neglect of oral care, poorer dental health, and a sense of depression or shame. A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Sheffield has looked into the efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as a means of addressing dental anxiety in children, over one-third of whom experience such fear, and achieved good results.

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Irish children do not see dentist before entering school Nov 3, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Irish children do not see dentist before entering school

DUBLIN, Ireland: Children in Ireland have their first dental visit some years too late. The average age from which they are screened under the current ...

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Primary teeth of Iraqi children show toxic impact of war Aug 29, 2016 | News Middle East & Africa

Primary teeth of Iraqi children show toxic impact of war

BASRA, Iraq: A high prevalence of heavy metals in the environment has been proven to have adverse health effects, especially in sensitive populations such ...

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Regular use of mouthrinse reduces caries in children Aug 11, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Regular use of mouthrinse reduces caries in children

LONDON, UK: In order to determine the effectiveness and safety of fluoride mouthrinses in preventing dental caries in the younger population, researchers ...

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Report confirms effectiveness of dental sealants against childhood caries Aug 8, 2016 | News Americas

Report confirms effectiveness of dental sealants against childhood caries

CHICAGO, USA: According to a recently published report, which was compiled by the American Dental Association (ADA) in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, dental sealants are an effective method for reducing and preventing childhood caries. Based on the findings, ADA updated its recommendations on the use of pit-and-fissure sealants on the occlusal surfaces of primary and permanent molars.

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Children with disabilities in need of early and regular dental care Jul 28, 2016 | News Europe

Children with disabilities in need of early and regular dental care

MADRID, Spain: Investigating oral health in children with either cerebral palsy or Down’s syndrome, researchers from Spain have established that there is a need for enhanced oral and dental care among these patients. Moreover, an update of knowledge is required in dental practice in order to prevent and limit the severity of oral pathologies often observed in children with disabilities, including a higher incidence of dental caries, dental anomalies and habits, or poorer gingival health.

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Children who suck their thumb might have lower risk of allergies Jul 14, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Children who suck their thumb might have lower risk of allergies

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: Thumb-sucking is one of an infant’s natural reflexes. While prolonged thumb-sucking may lead to malocclusion and other dental problems, it may also increase a child’s microbial exposure. According to a new study conducted at the University of Otago, children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails may thus have a lower risk of developing allergies.

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Half of Osaka children do not attend recommended dental visits Jul 1, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Half of Osaka children do not attend recommended dental visits

OSAKA, Japan: Although children’s oral health in Japan has significantly improved over the past three decades, the country still struggles with dental ...

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Children acquire cariogenic bacteria from inside and outside the family Jun 29, 2016 | News Americas

Children acquire cariogenic bacteria from inside and outside the family

BOSTON, USA: Previous studies have shown that children acquire cariogenic pathogens, like Streptococcus mutans, mainly from their mothers through interpersonal ...

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Abu Dhabi: Almost half of oral health costs due to periodontitis and caries May 26, 2016 | News Middle East & Africa

Abu Dhabi: Almost half of oral health costs due to periodontitis and caries

ABU DHABI, UAE: The Health Authority—Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulatory agency of the health care sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has reported that about 40 per cent of oral health expenditure in the country is related to periodontal disease and dental caries treatment. However, both conditions are preventable through simple oral hygiene measures.

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Parents not aware of risks associated with persistent snoring in children Apr 4, 2016 | News Nordic

Parents not aware of risks associated with persistent snoring in children

GOTHENBURG, Sweden: Occasional snoring in children is common and often harmless. However, persistent breathing disturbances during sleep can result in an increased risk of trouble concentrating, learning difficulties and delayed growth, experts say. A new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden has now found that many parents underestimate the negative effects that the condition can have on their children’s quality of sleep and life.

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Drinking between meals may exacerbate dental erosion, study finds Feb 23, 2016 | News Nordic

Drinking between meals may exacerbate dental erosion, study finds

BERGEN, Norway: Rising consumption of sugary and acidic drinks has been found to be a key factor in the development and progression of dental erosion among children and adolescents. However, new research from the University of Bergen (UiB) indicates that, in addition to the amount consumed daily, when and the way in which soft drinks are consumed affects progression of erosive wear.

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Maternal stress linked to higher caries prevalence in children Oct 2, 2015 | News Americas

Maternal stress linked to higher caries prevalence in children

SEATTLE, USA/LONDON, UK: New research has related chronic maternal stress to a higher prevalence of cavities among children. The study, which was conducted ...

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Fizzy drinks in baby bottles cause dental decay in Kiwi children Sep 30, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

Fizzy drinks in baby bottles cause dental decay in Kiwi children

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: An increasing number of New Zealand children are experiencing tooth decay in the Northland Region of the country, the New Zealand ...

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Dental problems cause absence from school Aug 17, 2015 | News Americas

Dental problems cause absence from school

OAK BROOK, Ill., USA: Owing to their dental health issues, a substantial number of U.S. children miss school, a Delta Dental Plans Association survey has ...

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