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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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Teeth record past stresses in life, study finds

Teeth record past stresses in life, study finds

Mount Sinai researchers reveal innovative mechanisms to predict and prevent Crohn's disease

Mount Sinai researchers reveal innovative mechanisms to predict and prevent Crohn's disease

Detailed map of human tongue microbiome

Detailed map of human tongue microbiome

Nearly all older Americans support including dental coverage in Medicare

Nearly all older Americans support including dental coverage in Medicare

Commonly used mouthwash increases lactate-producing bacteria that lower saliva pH

Commonly used mouthwash increases lactate-producing bacteria that lower saliva pH

Stem cells establish contacts with nerves in tissue regeneration and cancer progression

Stem cells establish contacts with nerves in tissue regeneration and cancer progression

Are opioids necessary after tooth extraction?

Are opioids necessary after tooth extraction?

Tooth-enamel protein discovered in the eyes of people with dry AMD

Tooth-enamel protein discovered in the eyes of people with dry AMD

Patients prescribed opioids after dental extraction report higher levels of pain

Patients prescribed opioids after dental extraction report higher levels of pain

Dental shock: Six pulled teeth and one unexpected bill

Dental shock: Six pulled teeth and one unexpected bill

Cultural transition to agriculture linked with emergence of human-adapted pathogens

Cultural transition to agriculture linked with emergence of human-adapted pathogens

Researchers explore whether plaque identifying toothpaste could prevent heart attack, stroke

Researchers explore whether plaque identifying toothpaste could prevent heart attack, stroke

'Stranger Things' increased public awareness of cleidocranial dysplasia

'Stranger Things' increased public awareness of cleidocranial dysplasia

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