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Pediatric dentistry

Infants and small children have special dental needs.

 

New study aims to understand genetic synergy in cleft palate Jul 31, 2017 | News Americas

New study aims to understand genetic synergy in cleft palate

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: As all phases of fetal development, palate growth is a marvel of nature. In one part of the process, ledges of tissue on the sides of the face grow downwards on both sides of the tongue, then upwards, fusing at the midline at the top of the mouth. The majority of the time, this process is completed correctly. However, a part of the process goes awry for around 2,650 babies born in the United States each year with cleft palates and for the thousands more worldwide that are also ...

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Dental desensitization protocols support children with autism Jul 6, 2017 | News Americas

Dental desensitization protocols support children with autism

SEATTLE, USA: A study conducted at the University of Washington has suggested that desensitization programs, including repeated visits, could help many ...

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Children with Type 2 diabetes more prone to poor oral health Apr 4, 2017 | News Americas

Children with Type 2 diabetes more prone to poor oral health

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: Although it is well-known that there is a link between poor oral health and diabetes, as well as prediabetes, in adults, no research ...

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Australian Child Dental Benefits Schedule remains unchanged Mar 10, 2017 | News Australia & New Zealand

Australian Child Dental Benefits Schedule remains unchanged

CANBERRA, Australia: Amid fierce criticism from dental groups and the opposition, the Australian government has decided to retain the Child Dental Benefits ...

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FDA issues warning against homeopathic teething tablets Feb 28, 2017 | News Americas

FDA issues warning against homeopathic teething tablets

SILVER SPRING, Md., USA: After laboratory testing of homeopathic teething tablets, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has urged consumers not to use these products, as certain brands contain inconsistent amounts of Atropa belladonna, a toxic plant, which poses an unnecessary risk to infants and children.

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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 national programme for the first time is now 8, according to the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Dr John Walsh.

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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 ...

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