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Children with special needs are at increased risk for oral disease
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At the beginning of 2010, as many as 17 percent of children in the United States were reported as having special health care needs. Behavioral issues, developmental disorders, cognitive disorders, genetic disorders and systemic diseases may increase a child's risk of developing oral disease, according to an article published in General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry. More

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It's time to revisit gingivitis
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As dental providers, we know that gingivitis is the reversible precursor to periodontal disease. If it is not controlled, it can progress to full-blown perio disease. It is most commonly caused by inadequate biofilm control, with the remedy being improved home care. The standard of care for gingivitis does not include professional intervention other than a prophy. These facts are so widely accepted that they amount to dental dogma, but are they accurate? Have we, as a profession, been addressing our gingivitis patients properly? Perhaps it is time to revisit our assumptions. More

Teeth rinsing advice falling on dental patients' deaf ears
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Despite receiving preventative advice from their dentists and oral health care experts, people who receive oral hygiene treatments on a regular basis have a tendency to rarely follow oral hygiene suggestions. More

Cavities in baby teeth may come from poor food choices
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Obesity and increased consumption of sugary drinks appear to be linked to rising rates of cavities in very young children, a U.S. study has found. Researchers looked at 65 children, aged 2 to 5, who received treatment for cavities in baby teeth and found that nearly 28 percent of those kids had a body-mass index that indicated they were overweight or obese. More



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Forget Botox. Floss your teeth
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If you're like most of us, your dental hygienist scolds you every six months for not flossing. You hear the warnings that sticky plaque tucked between your teeth can lead to gum disease and health problems, but still you have trouble squeezing it into your daily routine. But here's some news that may inspire you to remember: Flossing your teeth, experts say, may do more to fight the effects of aging — at least over the long term — than plastic surgery. More

ADA offers support for separator goal
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The Association supports a "very aggressive" amalgam separator goal under a memorandum of understanding with the Environmental Protection Agency, the ADA told Congress in invited testimony. The goal would call for a 20 percent gain in voluntary use of separators within 12 months and 25 percent annual increases thereafter. More

Health insurance, check. But what about dental?
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An estimated 45 million Americans do not have dental insurance, according to a government report released this month, and recently passed health care reform offers little direct help. Overall most non-elderly people who already have private health coverage also have a dental policy, but roughly 70 percent of those who have to buy their own health plan do not, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. More

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