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2014-03-11 04:21:31

NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If there's one thing that all dentists have in common, it's that they regularly see young patients with tooth decay. Roughly 41 percent of children age 2-11 have had decay in their primary teeth, while approximately 32 percent of children ages 9-11 have decay in their permanent teeth. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140311/NY80500 ) According to Marc Liechtung, DMD, principal in New York-based Manhattan Dental Arts, there are many foods...

2014-03-06 12:27:43

Top Pediatric Dentist in New York, Dr. Barry L. Jacobson, says that regardless of whether a baby is bottle-fed or breastfed, oral care should start early in children. NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There are some people who believe that there is a link between breastfeeding and tooth decay, according to Dr. Barry L. Jacobson, DMD, FAAPD, (www.949pediatricdentistry.com), a leader in New York pediatric dentistry. Although there is hard evidence that bottle feeding can...

2014-02-16 23:03:31

The Austin and Round Rock Dentists at Family Tree Dental Group Honor February’s National Children’s Dental Health Month by Informing Parents of Important Dental Health Care Facts to Utilize in Improving their Children’s Oral Health Austin, Texas (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the Round Rock and Austin dentists at Family Tree Dental Group are raising awareness about the importance of getting an early start on proper oral hygiene...

2014-01-28 08:29:24

Approximately 60 Percent of Kids Have Tooth Decay By Age 5; New Report Shows Significant Gaps In Knowledge About Children's Oral Health CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's (AAPD) first-ever "State of Little Teeth Report" underscores the significant threat that tooth decay has to the health, welfare and future of children in the U.S. And while studies show that delaying the first dental exam until the age of 2 or 3 can have an adverse impact on...

2013-06-11 23:00:28

Borrego Health and First 5 Riverside present a continuing education event for dental health providers at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences. BORREGO SPRINGS, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Borrego Health, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation and a Federally Qualified Health Center in partnership with First 5 Riverside, is launching several community events to prevent childhood caries and to promote regular preventive oral health visits for children. These events are designed to...

2013-05-30 12:26:10

CHICAGO, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children's oral health, provided commentary today on the report, Effectiveness of Preventive Dental Visits in Reducing Nonpreventive Dental Visits and Expenditures, by Sen et al, in issue 6, Volume 131, of Pediatrics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/AAPDLOGO) According to Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS and Director of the AAPD Pediatric Oral Health...

Tooth Decay A Problem For Billions
2013-05-30 12:28:14

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As anyone who has had one will admit, a toothache is not something pleasant, and billions of people around the world could be at risk as a result of untreated dental problems. The health concerns related to tooth decay could also be worse than oral discomfort. A new report led by Professor Wagner Marcenes of the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary shows that oral conditions may affect as many as 3.9 billion people worldwide...

2013-05-06 16:28:22

CHICAGO, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents should be aware that bacteria that cause dental decay can be transmitted from adult to child by sharing eating utensils, or by the parent sucking on a baby's pacifier to clean it. A study recently published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, about the immunological benefits of adult saliva does not provide the full picture that adult saliva may also contain bacteria that causes decay, according to the...

2013-05-06 16:27:52

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In discussions of workforce issues and the media, New Zealand is frequently hailed as proof that dental therapists are the key to improving the oral health of underserved populations in the US. The latest example is a brief published by the Pew Children's Dental Campaign, "Dental Therapists in New Zealand: What the Evidence Shows." But that report contains a significant error, one that undermines Pew's overall premise. As it turns out, New...

2013-02-12 08:31:54

Smithsonian Video Provides Answers during Pediatric Dental Health Month Special Partnership with American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History unveils a YouTube video today that finally answers the age-old question, "What does the tooth fairy do with all of those teeth?" The Tooth Fairy File is a "mockumentary" aimed at parents and caregivers of young children to explain to believers...