childhood caries

Office-based dental anaesthesia gaining ground over hospital-based

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The procedural differences between dentist and physician anaesthesiologists have recently been examined by US researchers. Their findings are published in the current issue of Anesthesia Progress. Dentist anaesthesiologists are a unique medical provider. Their training is related more closely to medical […]

Treating childhood caries begins in the womb

The fight against early childhood caries starts before he's born.

The International and American Associations for Dental Research have published two studies about dental caries in children. These articles discuss the definitions of dental caries susceptibility to the hypomineralization and hypoplasia. The first study, “Hypoplasia-Associated Severe Early Childhood Caries – […]

Half of all six year olds have decayed teeth

There's a one-in-two chance this is like your six-year-old's mouth.

More than 50 per cent of all six year olds are affected by decay of their deciduous (baby) teeth, according to a report released yesterday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, The Child Dental Health […]

Tiny teeth in tatters

A new study at the University of Sydney will try to find out what's going wrong with their teeth.

The tiny teeth of Australian toddlers are rotting and dental researchers at the University of Sydney are poised to start a long-term study to find out why. The study ‘Infant Feeding including Breastfeeding, and Early Childhood Food and Beverage Intake: Relationships […]