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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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Child's toothbrushing habits linked to mother's mental health

Child's toothbrushing habits linked to mother's mental health

New motor imagery-based BMI system turns intentions into actions

New motor imagery-based BMI system turns intentions into actions

Use of topical fluorides for caries prevention in primary teeth

Use of topical fluorides for caries prevention in primary teeth

Study sheds new light on why some people may be more prone to serious gum infection

Study sheds new light on why some people may be more prone to serious gum infection

Teen volunteers get a foot in the door for nursing home careers

Teen volunteers get a foot in the door for nursing home careers

Researchers discover how to artificially produce healthy mucus

Researchers discover how to artificially produce healthy mucus

Researchers develop an intraoral device for weight loss

Researchers develop an intraoral device for weight loss

Study shows positive long-term effects of wisdom teeth extraction on taste function

Study shows positive long-term effects of wisdom teeth extraction on taste function

New technology can help improve various materials implanted into the human body

New technology can help improve various materials implanted into the human body

Medieval plague victims were buried with considerable care and attention, shows study

Medieval plague victims were buried with considerable care and attention, shows study

More than 4 out of 10 patients who received dental implants suffer complications

More than 4 out of 10 patients who received dental implants suffer complications

Chronic inflammation causes aging of the pituitary gland

Chronic inflammation causes aging of the pituitary gland

Lower income and educational levels may correlate with inequalities in seeking dental care

Lower income and educational levels may correlate with inequalities in seeking dental care

Childhood stress associated with early emergence of permanent molars

Childhood stress associated with early emergence of permanent molars

Youth with a history of foster care have less access to oral health care

Youth with a history of foster care have less access to oral health care

Pandemic leads doctors to rethink unnecessary treatment

Pandemic leads doctors to rethink unnecessary treatment

Why your dentist might seem pushy

Why your dentist might seem pushy

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