Teeth

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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Oral-gut axis: How mouth bacteria impact your overall health

Oral-gut axis: How mouth bacteria impact your overall health

Children in deprived areas face higher risk of severe tooth decay requiring hospital extraction

Children in deprived areas face higher risk of severe tooth decay requiring hospital extraction

‘A bottomless pit’: How out-of-pocket TMJ costs drive patients into debt

‘A bottomless pit’: How out-of-pocket TMJ costs drive patients into debt

Novel compound amplifies naloxone's power to reverse overdoses

Novel compound amplifies naloxone's power to reverse overdoses

Python tooth-inspired device doubles strength of rotator cuff repairs

Python tooth-inspired device doubles strength of rotator cuff repairs

1 in 4 parents say their young child can’t go to sleep because of being worried or anxious, report reveals

1 in 4 parents say their young child can’t go to sleep because of being worried or anxious, report reveals

Interdisciplinary team reveals how Porphyromonas gingivalis interferes with chemotherapy-induced mitophagy

Interdisciplinary team reveals how Porphyromonas gingivalis interferes with chemotherapy-induced mitophagy

National poll highlights bedtime battles and sleep struggles among young children

National poll highlights bedtime battles and sleep struggles among young children

Childhood sensitivity to parental praise predicts emotional development

Childhood sensitivity to parental praise predicts emotional development

Chronic kidney disease may be linked with tooth loss in postmenopausal women

Chronic kidney disease may be linked with tooth loss in postmenopausal women

New research reveals hidden challenges faced by people with tooth loss and dentures

New research reveals hidden challenges faced by people with tooth loss and dentures

Urged on by LGBTQ+ activists, California cities weigh stricter smoking rules

Urged on by LGBTQ+ activists, California cities weigh stricter smoking rules

Improved animal model captures full picture of periodontal disease progression

Improved animal model captures full picture of periodontal disease progression

Dentist explains the connection between Alzheimer's and oral health

Dentist explains the connection between Alzheimer's and oral health

Nursing homes wield pandemic immunity laws to duck wrongful death suits

Nursing homes wield pandemic immunity laws to duck wrongful death suits

FDA said it never inspected dental lab that made controversial AGGA device

FDA said it never inspected dental lab that made controversial AGGA device

Paid sick leave sticks after many pandemic protections vanish

Paid sick leave sticks after many pandemic protections vanish

How tobacco reshapes the mouth: Studying the oral microbiome in smokers and non-smokers

How tobacco reshapes the mouth: Studying the oral microbiome in smokers and non-smokers

Rising scooter injuries: Dentists warn of growing trend in e-scooter accidents

Rising scooter injuries: Dentists warn of growing trend in e-scooter accidents

Unsheltered people are losing Medicaid in redetermination mix-ups

Unsheltered people are losing Medicaid in redetermination mix-ups

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