Whitening may prevent biofilm buildup on restored teeth August 23, 2019 -- Whitening may prevent biofilm buildup on restored teeth, according to the findings of a new study. Restorations bleached with 35% hydrogen peroxide and 15% carbamide peroxide had significantly lower levels of biofilm than those left untreated. Discuss
Study questions whether fluoride can lower kids' IQ August 19, 2019 -- Prenatal fluoride exposure may have neurotoxic effects, according to a study published August 19 in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers found that children with greater prenatal fluoride exposure had lower IQ scores as preschoolers. Discuss
Prenatal vitamin D improves kids' dental health August 16, 2019 -- Prenatal exposure to vitamin D may bolster children's dental health. The children of women who took high doses of vitamin D during pregnancy had fewer enamel defects at age 6 in a new study, published in JAMA Pediatrics. Discuss
Stem cells may be key to tooth repair in the future August 14, 2019 -- Researchers have discovered a new population of stem cells that holds the possibility of innovative treatment solutions. Their findings may signal new directions in treating tooth decay, caries, and trauma in the future. Discuss
Smartphone use puts kids at risk for dental injuries August 13, 2019 -- Sports injuries and falls are common causes of traumatic dental injuries, but there are new additions to the list: smartphones and devices being dropped by children who are reclining. A new publication details which injuries you may see. Discuss
Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Read more.