Late Night Nosh Can Damage Your Teeth & Other News of Note

Midnight Snacking Damages the Teeth, Experts Warn (BBC) Eating food in the middle of the night can seriously damage your teeth, Danish experts have warned. Researchers examined medical records of 2,217 Danes and found midnight snacking ups the risk of tooth loss, regardless of the type of food eaten. The University of Copenhagen team blamed […]

Stat!: How Do Cali Kids Rank in Dental Health?

Rank of California among the 50 states in children’s dental health: 48th States ranking lower than California: Arizona, Texas Percent of California children younger than 5 with untreated dental decay: 28 Percent of young US children with untreated decay: 20*   Lovingkindness2006/Flickr   In 2007, the last year that data for many reports was available, […]

Teaching Kids Good Dental Hygiene Habits

As we’ve noted previously, children’s tooth decay continues to rise, often left untreated. We can imagine a few reasons parents might ignore the issue – from financial hardship to the belief that decay in primary teeth doesn’t really pose a problem since the teeth will just fall out anyway. The latter, of course, isn’t a […]