Fluoride varnish blocks caries development in children July 26, 2021 -- Quarterly application of a casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate fluoride varnish reduces the development of caries in young children, according to research presented recently at the European Organisation for Caries Research annual meeting in Zagreb, Croatia.Read More
Study finds sodium fluoride tops SDF for kids July 22, 2021 -- Semiannual application of 5% sodium fluoride varnish is more effective than 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) varnish in preventing approximal caries in primary teeth, according to a study presented at the 2021 International Association for Dental Research virtual meeting.Read More
Dental disease prominent in Canary Islands mummies July 21, 2021 -- Analysis of pre-Hispanic mummies found in the Canary Islands has shown that their dental pathologies did not differ significantly from skeletonized remains found on the same island, according to research published online July 13 in the International Journal of Paleopathology.Read More
Vaping associated with untreated caries July 20, 2021 -- Vaping electronic cigarettes was associated with an increase of untreated caries, according to research published on July 14 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. While the study couldn't establish causality, the findings suggest vaping may be a major risk factor for caries.Read More
Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Read more.