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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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Researchers study the evolutionary origins of tooth and jaw development in living sharks

Researchers study the evolutionary origins of tooth and jaw development in living sharks

Researchers map the first complete atlas of single cells that make up the human teeth

Researchers map the first complete atlas of single cells that make up the human teeth

Big investors push nursing homes to upgrade care and working conditions

Big investors push nursing homes to upgrade care and working conditions

After accident, patient crashes into $700,000 bill for spine surgery

After accident, patient crashes into $700,000 bill for spine surgery

Researchers reveal urban-rural disparity in U.S. children's oral health

Researchers reveal urban-rural disparity in U.S. children's oral health

From rotten teeth to advanced cancer, patients feel the effects of treatment delays

From rotten teeth to advanced cancer, patients feel the effects of treatment delays

Maintenance of good oral health may help prevent heart infection caused by mouth bacteria

Maintenance of good oral health may help prevent heart infection caused by mouth bacteria

Adults with periodontitis transmit bacteria that can later cause the disease in their children

Adults with periodontitis transmit bacteria that can later cause the disease in their children

Imbalanced bacterial community in the gums linked to Alzheimer's disease biomarker

Imbalanced bacterial community in the gums linked to Alzheimer's disease biomarker

Gift boosts efforts to understand and combat rare cancers

Gift boosts efforts to understand and combat rare cancers

New grant to Harvard Medical School is boosting efforts to understand and combat rare cancers

New grant to Harvard Medical School is boosting efforts to understand and combat rare cancers

Antibody for uterine sensitization associated gene-1 can stimulate tooth growth in mice

Antibody for uterine sensitization associated gene-1 can stimulate tooth growth in mice

Researchers identify new targets for minimizing tooth sensitivity to cold

Researchers identify new targets for minimizing tooth sensitivity to cold

FDA authorizes marketing of new device for short-term treatment of gait deficit in MS patients

FDA authorizes marketing of new device for short-term treatment of gait deficit in MS patients

Study examines the impact of dental coverage offered through Michigan’s Medicaid expansion

Study examines the impact of dental coverage offered through Michigan’s Medicaid expansion

Researchers unravel how a novel microbial small molecule is connected to dental caries development

Researchers unravel how a novel microbial small molecule is connected to dental caries development

Information from ancient teeth could reveal new insights about the past

Information from ancient teeth could reveal new insights about the past

Survey: Dentists find an increase in patients experiencing stress-related dental conditions

Survey: Dentists find an increase in patients experiencing stress-related dental conditions

School-based cavity prevention program reduces health disparities, brings dental care to children

School-based cavity prevention program reduces health disparities, brings dental care to children

Researchers use new approaches to address premature failure of dental restorations

Researchers use new approaches to address premature failure of dental restorations