A lack of fluoride exposure may be posing some problems in a Canadian city.
As pupils across the country settle into the new term, revision for SATs, GCSEs and A-Levels might not be the only cause for stress.
A few years ago, an extremely sick, 2½-year-old boy came to the Houston office of pediatrician Ray Wagner, MD, with a 105-degree temperature.
Acid attacks caused by food are more frequent and prolonged.UK dentists and hygienists have revealed that people who snack throughout the day are a key group at risk of developing oral health problems.
In a recent review, a team of researchers from the US announced that they have identified evidence linking higher levels of fluoride exposure in drinking water to neurodevelopmental delays. The team reviewed 27 studies that were carried out throughout 22 years. The team concluded that children exposed to higher fluoride concentrations have markedly lower IQ scores.
According to a recently published report from the Health Care Research Collaborative, the use of non-amalgam materials instead of amalgam in restorative dental care may be better for both global human health and the environment. The report concludes that the effects of mercury when used in dental restorative care are more harmful to the environment than other materials such as resin-based composites and glass ionomer cement.
According to a new study, the majority of the population in Germany changes their toothbrushes once every 5 to 6 months, which is not enough to avoid gingival disease. The study suggests that using the same toothbrush for more than 6 months can result in conditions such as gingivitis.
According to a recent study, 17% of adults in Australia do not eat particular types of food because of the presence of dental problems. The study was carried out by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and was discussed in report on oral health conditions in 2011.
According to two recent studies, less than 50% of the adults in the UK are following proper oral care procedures. In addition, the studies indicate that a greater percentage of people are in need of dental treatment, especially for gum disease.
According to a recent survey, less than 50% of adults are following an acceptable oral hygiene routine. Data from the Adult Dental Health Survey in the UK indicates that well known dental care products, such as mouthwash and floss, are not usually used in general oral care routines. Instead, only 31% of people use mouthwash and a lesser percentage, 22%, use floss. The survey also indicated that 42% of adults are just using a toothbrush and toothpaste for their dental care, and nearly 27% use electric brushes. In addition, about 24% of people do not use toothpastes with high levels of fluoride.