Kids with type 1 diabetes have more caries September 18, 2019 -- Two-thirds of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes have dental caries, according to a systematic review published in BMC Oral Health on September 14 that analyzed cases that spanned 20 years. The authors recommended that these patients be screened for early signs of caries and receive preventive treatment during routine dental examinations. Discuss
CDC: Caries prevalence drops in U.S. kids September 17, 2019 -- The prevalence of caries in primary teeth decreased nearly five percentage points in U.S. children ages 2 to 5 from 2011 to 2016 compared with 1999 to 2004, according to the new "Oral Health Surveillance Report 2019" from the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) released on September 12. Discuss
Elevate Oral Care debuts glass ionomer September 10, 2019 -- Elevate Oral Care has introduced a new glass ionomer cement that bonds to and masks surfaces treated with silver diamine fluoride.
ADA 2019: Technology use equals more productive dental teams September 6, 2019 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Improved patient engagement and greater productivity at dental practices hinge on embracing new technologies. Bringing new technology into dental practices empowers staff to take more responsibility, which leads to a boost in patient engagement and productivity, according to a presentation at the 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress. Discuss
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.