Tag Archives: pediatric dentistry

Dealing with Deep Decay in Children’s Teeth

Originally posted 6 February 2009 While checking out some dental blogs recently, we ran across this post on a study published last year in Pediatric Dentistry. The researchers looked at the presence of formocresol in the blood of children given … Continue reading

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Swallowing Fluoride? Study Shows Risks Without Benefits

Low-income children who consumed recommended fluoride doses have more fluoride-damaged teeth and high cavity rates, according to research published in the January 2011 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. For the study, Mexican preschoolers and school-aged children in … Continue reading

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How You Swallow Affects How You Look

Amazingly, something as simple as how you swallow can have a big impact on dental and facial development. Here’s what a normal swallow looks like:     And here’s a common pattern called “reverse swallow”:     How does this … Continue reading

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Mouth Breathing: Nothing to Laugh At

“Mouth breather” is an insult that’s been around for years as a way of calling someone stupid. But mouth breathing itself is a dental and medical concern – whether a habit developed from poor orofacial function or from allergies or … Continue reading

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Routine Breast Scans Don’t Affect Mortality & Other News of Note

Routine Breast Scans Don’t Affect Mortality (Globe & Mail) Screening programs in which post-menopausal women undergo routine mammography to help detect tumours have virtually no impact on reducing breast-cancer deaths, a new study concludes. The research, published in today’s [Mar. … Continue reading

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Mercury Fillings…or Else

Following up on last week’s alert from Charlie Brown on the Pennsylvania Dental Society’s approval of denying routine dental care to disabled children whose parents don’t consent to their kids getting mercury fillings… This, of course, isn’t the only appearance … Continue reading

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“If a Guardian Refuses Amalgam…We Will Not See the Patient”

Via Charlie Brown of Consumers for Dental Choice     Pennsylvania Dental Association: Deny All Dental Treatment to Children with Disabilities Unless Parents Consent to Mercury Exposure   In an act of moral depravity, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) and … Continue reading

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