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Biting and chewing forces tooth growth
Biting and chewing forces tooth growth (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Sydney researchers have found chewing and biting to be the cause of adult teeth breaking through the gums rather than an innate, unknown force. Dr Babak Sarrafpour and his team of researchers from the faculties of Dentistry and ... Read More »

Bush kids’ oral health in question
Bush kids’ oral health in question (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

James Cook University researchers say children in rural Queensland are three times more likely to be admitted to hospital for dental problems than in other parts of the state. The team from JCU’s Anton Breinl Research Centre for Health Systems ... Read More »

One in four Aussie kids under 10 has untreated tooth decay
One in four Aussie kids under 10 has untreated tooth decay (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Results of a national oral health survey led by the University of Adelaide show that a quarter of all Australian children aged 10 and under has untreated tooth decay. The National Child Oral Health Survey 2012-2014 is the first population-based ... Read More »

Sugar-free drinks and lollies are bad news for teeth say dentists
Sugar-free drinks and lollies are bad news for teeth say dentists (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Scientists at the University of Melbourne’s Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre have warned about the damage sugar-free drinks can do to tooth enamel. Researchers in the Centre tested 23 different types of drink, including soft drinks and sports drinks, and ... Read More »

Benefits of fluoride to children’s teeth
Benefits of fluoride to children’s teeth (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study showing that tooth decay in Logan-Beaudesert children has dropped 19% since the introduction of fluoridation has been backed by the Australian Dental Association of Queensland (ADAQ). The University of Queensland School of Dentistry study, led by Emeritus Professor ... Read More »

Importance of dental health in pregnancy
Importance of dental health in pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Assistant Minister for Health Jai Rowell recently launched a new video resource aimed at providing women with practical advice on maintaining good dental health during pregnancy. Mr Rowell said the video was funded by a $32,904 grant from NSW Kids ... Read More »

New mothers smile at oral health program
New mothers smile at oral health program (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Improving the oral health of pregnant women in the Riverina is the aim of a new program being coordinated by the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) and Charles Sturt University (CSU). The Smile Mum Wagga Wagga initiative involves pregnant women ... Read More »

Social media exposes fear of dentist for children and adolescents
Social media exposes fear of dentist for children and adolescents (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study of YouTube videos including emotional scenes where children and teens are seen crying, screaming and panicked has revealed new insight into their fear and loathing of going to the dentist. A team of researchers from universities in China, ... Read More »

Only one-third of parents follow doctors’ orders for kids all of the time
Only one-third of parents follow doctors’ orders for kids all of the time (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pediatricians regularly dispense advice to parents of young children during well-child visits, but a new University of Michigan poll shows that many aren’t following doctors’ orders. Only one-third of parents (31 percent) said they follow advice from their child’s health ... Read More »

 
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