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Soda tax may be linked to drop in dental-related hospital stays
More than 5,500 hospital admissions for tooth decay for kids may have been prevented due to the implementation of a soft drink tax in the U.K., according to a study recently published in
BMJ Nutrition, Prevention, and Health
November 30, 2023
Lose weight, gain caries. Maybe?
Patients who undergo bariatric surgery may face a greater risk of developing caries compared to those who have medical treatment, including drug therapy.
November 8, 2023
Calif. legislature approves nutrition standards in schools
California could become the first state to codify President Joe Biden’s federal guidelines on school nutrition standards aimed at reducing sugar and salt in school meals.
September 20, 2023
JADA study: Possibly no link between caries and obesity in kids
The percentage of body fat and adiposity may not be associated with caries in the permanent teeth of U.S. children and adolescents, according to a large study.
September 19, 2023
Research explores maternal nutrition’s impact on tooth decay in children
Researchers are investigating the connection between maternal nutrition and the oral microbiomes of infants.
May 12, 2023
WHO European region launches status report on oral health
The World Health Organization (WHO) European region recently released a status report on oral health, emphasizing that national health coverage packages must expand access to oral healthcare services.
April 21, 2023
Sugary drink tax may reduce healthcare costs
Residents in Oakland, CA, have bought fewer sugary beverages since a local soda tax went into effect.
April 20, 2023
Vitamin D may protect against caries in kids
Vitamin D may confer a certain protective effect against tooth decay in children and youth, according to a large U.S. study.
April 4, 2023
Obesity, not ancestry, may be linked to dental development
When people develop teeth may have more to do with whether they are overweight or obese than their genetic origins, according to a study published on March 13 in
Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research
March 16, 2023
ADA endorses USDA proposal to update WIC
The ADA is supporting a proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to revamp the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to align the nutritional content of WIC foods more closely with current U.S. dietary guidelines.
February 23, 2023
Treats from grandparents not so sweet
Less than half of mothers address the issue of grandparents giving their grandchildren copious amounts of cavity-causing foods and beverages, according to a study recently published in the
Journal of the American Dental Association.
February 15, 2023
Sugar, early end of breastfeeding ups risk for dental caries in infants
Including sugar in the diet of infants and early interruption of breastfeeding increases the risk of dental caries in children by the age of 2, according to research published in
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
February 12, 2023
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