children’s oral health

Caring for kids’ teeth below par, global survey finds

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On the occasion of last month’s World Oral Health Day, FDI World Dental Federation asked parents around the world how they cared for their children’s oral health growing up and the responses—including from Australians—suggest room for improvement. A survey carried […]

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 […]

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