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Pediatric dentistry

Infants and small children have special dental needs.

 

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 Schedule (CDBS) at its full rebate amount of A$1,000. Initially, the government planned to terminate the scheme completely according to the 2016–17 budget released last May. In December, it then announced that the scheme was to be saved, but with a watered-down amount of A$700 available per child—both propositions have now been abandoned.

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 as children and pregnant women. From analysis of samples of primary teeth from Iraqi children—a generation that has lived amid massive environmental disruption since the 2003 US invasion of the country—a new study has found remarkably high levels of neurotoxic lead contamination in this group compared with children from non-war zones.

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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 have conducted an extensive review of studies published on the topic over four decades. They were able to confirm that regular use of a fluoride mouthrinse by children and adolescents is associated with a large reduction in caries increment in permanent teeth.

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 health awareness and its associated problems. A survey conducted in 192 public schools in the Osaka prefecture found that only half of the students that were identified as being in need of a follow-up visit to a dentist during regular school check-ups saw a dentist afterwards, a representative of the Osaka dental practitioners association said.

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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 contact, such as the sharing of cutlery or kissing each other on the lips. However, new research has now suggested that intra- and extra-familial sources other than maternal also play a part in the transmission of S. mutans, the primary bacterium associated with dental caries.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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