tooth decay

Genes not to blame for toothaches
Genes not to blame for toothaches (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers, including those from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), for the first time have looked into the role genes and environment on play in the composition of the oral microbiome and its role in the formation of tooth decay ... Read More »

Links between childhood diet, tooth decay and obesity
Links between childhood diet, tooth decay and obesity (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Dr Narendar Manohar from Western Sydney University, will conduct an important study which aims to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged Australian families. Dr Manohar says existing evidence clearly indicates that children from low socio-economic backgrounds are most vulnerable ... Read More »

Are children sharing bacteria that could cause tooth decay?
Are children sharing bacteria that could cause tooth decay? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides compelling evidence that children acquire Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium most frequently associated with dental caries, from intra- and extra-familial sources besides their mother. Children typically have more than one strain (i.e., ... 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 »

Improving children’s dental health across Australia
Improving children’s dental health across Australia (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Every child deserves a healthy smile. A healthy smile not only builds confidence, but can powerfully impact a child’s overall health and well-being. A growing body of research shows that poor oral health at an early age can significantly affect ... Read More »

‘Low sugar’ soft drinks still contain the same risk of tooth decay
‘Low sugar’ soft drinks still contain the same risk of tooth decay (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

While the Australian Dental Association Inc. (ADA) welcomes the release of the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Infant Feeding Guidelines (Guidelines), it warns Australians that limiting their consumption of soft drinks to ‘low-kilojoule’ ones does not go far enough. The ... Read More »

Caffeine: Knowing when to say when
Caffeine: Knowing when to say when (9 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Making sure kids eat a healthy diet can be tricky these days, and it’s not made any easier by the manufacturing of foods and beverages with harmful hidden ingredients. Caffeine, a stimulant drug, is one ingredient that can be harmful if ... Read More »

Pit and fissure sealants: How they prevent cavities in children’s teeth
Pit and fissure sealants: How they prevent cavities in children’s teeth (15 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5)

Teeth have natural dips or grooves in them, known as pits and fissures. It’s all very groovy in one sense, but when it comes to keeping your children’s teeth clean and free of cavities, pits and fissures aren’t groovy at ... Read More »

 
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