children’s oral health

Victorian baby teeth predict health of children

The levels of certain isotopes in baby teeth from the Victorian era are helping researchers learn about maternal health.

The team from the Universities of Bradford and Durham analysed the teeth of children and adults from two 19th century cemeteries, one at a Workhouse in Ireland where famine victims were buried and the other in London, which holds the […]

The global children’s oral health challenge

Children's oral healthIn developing countries, the number of children who suffer pain and discomfort due to poor oral health is increasing.

A new research project from the University of Copenhagen has established an effective model for the fight against the escalating burden of tooth decay among children in Asia. The model is an important tool in breaking the social inequity in […]

Queensland desperate to stop the rot

The oral health of children in some parts of Queensland is suffering.

After mandatory water fluoridation in Queensland was rolled back by the current State government, the latest report on children’s oral health in that state makes for grim reading. Children who live in areas of Queensland with fluoridated water are experiencing […]

Snoring/ Obstructive Sleep Apnoea affecting up to 25 per cent of Australian Children

Up to a quarter of Australian children may have OSA.

Children who regularly snore are likely to have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), which has been linked to behavioural problems, inattentiveness, hyperactivity and delayed development says researcher and orthodontist Dr Vandana Katyal. Dr Katyal attended the 24th Australian Orthodontic Congress in […]

Statewide oral health survey in schools

Oral Health Therapist students from the University of Melbourne getting ready to check the teeth of children from Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School.

On World Oral Health Day last week, Victorian Minister for Health David Davis announced that thousands of school students will take part in Victoria’s first statewide survey of child dental health. “The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to ensuring children […]

New research shows oral health getting worse

Half the population haven't figured out how to use these properly.

Colgate has released new research as part of a national report into tooth decay, entitled The Colgate Cavity Report. Tooth decay is considered to be Australia’s most chronic disease for children and is five times more prevalent in children than […]