Creepy-Cool Image: A Child’s Skull with 2 Sets of Teeth

Ever wonder why you have two sets of teeth in your lifetime? The simple answer: When you’re an infant, your jaw is too small to hold the full set of adult teeth. “Baby teeth” (also known as “milk,” “primary” or “deciduous” teeth) serve as placeholders of a sort, guiding proper development of the oral cavity. …

Roundup Linked to Birth Defects, & Other News of Note

It’s Official: Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Causes Birth Defects (Red, Green & Blue) A new report by some top scientists has nailed it down, and Monsanto isn’t going to be happy. The Agri-giant has built its entire business model, including genetically modified (GMO) crops that dominate the US market, around its Roundup brand herbicide. The last …

Help with Children’s Dental Health & Hygiene

Makelessnoise/Flickr A trio of recent articles on children’s dental health that we’d like to draw your attention to: Brush Up on Healthy Teeth This informative article from the Edmonton Sun explains a bit about how problems with the primary (“baby”) teeth can contribute to problems later in life, after the adult teeth have erupted. It …

Kids and Cavities, Fillings and Food

Finizio/Flickr What’s the best material for treating filling cavities in your children’s teeth? According to a recent research review in The Cochrane Library, nobody really knows. So far, there is a not a clear winner among the types of fillings used to repair childhood cavities, according to a new review. In fact, there are so …