(Medical Xpress)—One painful experience at the dentist in childhood can lead to a lifetime of dental anxiety and tooth decay.
A ground-breaking University of Otago study of dental therapists in New Zealand has highlighted the crucial role they play in child protection, but also the barriers they face when seeking to report suspected cases.
Melbourne researchers call on parents, dentists and other health professionals to act to save children's teeth.
A new study has revealed that children's teeth are protected from damage during chewing by variation in enamel thickness along the tooth row.
(Medical Xpress)—An international study conducted by researchers at the University of Adelaide has resulted in the strongest evidence yet that fluoride in drinking water provides dental health benefits to adults.
Two dentists-turned-entrepreneurs say they're part of the most revolutionary development in children's dental care "since fluoride."
(HealthDay)—Every baby has a beautiful smile, and to keep it that way, parents should teach good dental habits at an early age, experts say.
(Medical Xpress)—Children have been shown to significantly prefer a new way of treating tooth decay that doesn't involve needles or drills.
A new review of existing studies points toward a potential role for vitamin D in helping to prevent dental caries, or tooth decay.
Obesity and dental cavities increase and become epidemic as children living below the poverty level age, according to nurse researchers from the Case Western Reserve University and the University of Akron.
A partnership between a New York City dental school and a local foster care agency has provided consistent dental care to more than 650 children, and may serve as a model for other dental school program curriculums. The success ...
The answer to early childhood tooth decay could be just a phone call away, thanks to new research by the University of Queensland and Queensland Health.
(Medical Xpress)—Child care center regulations in most states don't uphold the health standards set by the nation's leading pediatricians' group, missing opportunities to prevent tooth decay and obesity among millions of ...
(HealthDay) -- On grocery store shelves and kitchen counters alike, bottled water has become a staple of the American dietary landscape.
Persistent dental plaque may increase the risk of dying early from cancer, suggests an observational study published in the online journal BMJ Open.