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Group working to get more students dental exams, preventive care
Early Smiles Sacramento, a program of the nonprofit organization Center for Oral Health, has launched an oral health program that aims to increase the number of school-aged children who undergo dental exams and fluoride varnish application.
November 9, 2023
What the tooth fairy gives to a kid of a Kardashian
The tooth fairy left True Thompson, the daughter of Khloe Kardashian and NBA player Tristan Thompson, with a gift that may surprise some.
November 8, 2023
This killer combination takes a bite out of caries
The combination of ferumoxytol, an iron replacement, and stannous fluoride may eliminate dental caries in high-risk patients, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.
November 7, 2023
A surprising factor that may cut enamel defect risk in kids
Asthma medication use may not be associated with dental disease in children; however, having a dog during the first year of life suggests a reduced risk of enamel defects.
October 12, 2023
Should the AAPD create a guide about fluoride-free alternatives?
Dentists regularly meet with parents who shun fluoride for their kids, yet there is no guidance from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) about alternatives.
September 26, 2023
What oral health conditions can be signs that kids have celiac disease?
The prevalence of dental enamel defects and recurring oral lesions may be far more common in children with celiac disease, according to a review.
September 21, 2023
1 in 12 cases of dental sedation in kids lead to problems
Adverse events, including airway and breathing complications, occur in 1 in 12 instances of deep sedation performed in children at outpatient dental settings.
September 7, 2023
ADA publishes new guidelines on pain management in children
Acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are recommended as first-line treatments.
August 31, 2023
NIDCR award supports training on child anxiety
A psychologist at the University of Arkansas has received a $450,000 federal grant to train dentists how to handle child anxiety.
August 28, 2023
Microbiomes play ‘major’ role in childhood caries
Children’s microbiomes in their dental biofilms play major -- and previously unrecognized roles -- in dental disease, according to research.
August 9, 2023
Toothbrush injury causes stroke in 2-year-old boy
A 2-year-old boy fell while brushing his teeth, causing a blunt injury to the pharynx.
July 31, 2023
Florida tops states for children's dental ED visits
This recent study is the first to explore children’s use of EDs for nontraumatic dental conditions (NTDCs).
July 23, 2023
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