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Dental Health in Children

It is important for dental care to be a priority in children’s healthcare dating from the time that the first tooth appears through the gums. Taking proper care of teeth is essential to prevent conditions such as tooth decay in children, which is very common in children and affects approximately 1 in 5 of children in the United States.

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Study reveals how overexposure to fluoride causes defects in tooth enamel

Study reveals how overexposure to fluoride causes defects in tooth enamel

Gum disease linked to stroke

Gum disease linked to stroke

PFAS associated with greater tooth decay in children

PFAS associated with greater tooth decay in children

Sugary diet can promote periodontal diseases

Sugary diet can promote periodontal diseases

Vitamin D in pregnancy reduces risk of enamel defects in offspring

Vitamin D in pregnancy reduces risk of enamel defects in offspring

Medi-Cal benefits eliminated a decade ago, such as foot care and eyeglasses, are back

Medi-Cal benefits eliminated a decade ago, such as foot care and eyeglasses, are back

New algorithms will lead to better prosthetics for upper limb amputees

New algorithms will lead to better prosthetics for upper limb amputees

Bioactive peptide helps prevent new cavities, heal existing ones

Bioactive peptide helps prevent new cavities, heal existing ones

Fat cells can sense light, not getting enough raises risk of metabolic diseases

Fat cells can sense light, not getting enough raises risk of metabolic diseases

Circadian clock genes are involved in healing from surgery, study shows

Circadian clock genes are involved in healing from surgery, study shows

Powered medical devices offer benefits to surgeons

Powered medical devices offer benefits to surgeons

Using micromotors to improve dental patient care

Using micromotors to improve dental patient care

Study of yogurt in UK supermarkets finds reduction in sugar levels

Study of yogurt in UK supermarkets finds reduction in sugar levels

Radical procedures to treat oral infections are not necessary before stem cell transplantation

Radical procedures to treat oral infections are not necessary before stem cell transplantation

Government-funded day care helps keep seniors out of nursing homes and hospitals

Government-funded day care helps keep seniors out of nursing homes and hospitals

Novel 'tooth-on-a-chip' could open door to personalized dental care

Novel 'tooth-on-a-chip' could open door to personalized dental care

Declining dementia rates may be due to generational differences in lifetime lead exposure

Declining dementia rates may be due to generational differences in lifetime lead exposure

Simple, new test can detect dangerous levels of fluoride in drinking water

Simple, new test can detect dangerous levels of fluoride in drinking water

Promising new light-based sensor to study lab-grown tissue

Promising new light-based sensor to study lab-grown tissue

Small, thin metal mesh loaded with T cells shrinks tumors in ovarian cancer models

Small, thin metal mesh loaded with T cells shrinks tumors in ovarian cancer models