Decay

‘Tsunami of tooth decay’ caused by lockdown diets and missed dentist appointments

Dentists are concerned they will face a “tsunami” of untreated tooth decay as people have been kept away from dental surgeries during lockdown.

According to an Opinium survey for the Association of Dental Groups (ADG), which represents practices across the country, half of UK parents said their children had missed a check-up since March, while nearly half of all adults have missed appointments.

31 per cent said their family had decided not to go for a check-up or make an appointment, while 13 per cent claimed they had not been able to get one, due to increasing delays caused by the pandemic.

Dental practices closed to all non-emergency patients during the early stages of the pandemic, but re-opened from 8 June with strictly limited capacity.

Stringent rules

While most dental practices are now open for face-to-face care, Covid-19 restrictions mean dentists in England

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FDI World Dental Federation and Smile Train: Children with clefts are at high risk for tooth decay, gum disease and other serious oral health concerns | News

– Cleft lip and palate (clefts) are the most common birth difference of the face and mouth and impact the development of the mouth, gums, and palate.

– Regular and focused dental care should be integrated into cleft care to help address oral hygiene challenges and prevent oral disease.

– FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) and Smile Train are releasing new Oral Health in Comprehensive Cleft Care guidelines to empower local cleft teams with training and resources to improve oral health

GENEVA, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Around the world, a baby is born with a cleft about every three minutes. Many children with clefts have severe difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. What’s more, even after having cleft surgery, these children often have a higher risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

The diverse team of healthcare providers caring for a patient with a

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Children with clefts are at high risk for tooth decay, gum disease and other serious oral health concerns

– Cleft lip and palate (clefts) are the most common birth difference of the face and mouth and impact the development of the mouth, gums, and palate.

– Regular and focused dental care should be integrated into cleft care to help address oral hygiene challenges and prevent oral disease.

– FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) and Smile Train are releasing new Oral Health in Comprehensive Cleft Care guidelines to empower local cleft teams with training and resources to improve oral health

GENEVA, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Around the world, a baby is born with a cleft about every three minutes. Many children with clefts have severe difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. What’s more, even after having cleft surgery, these children often have a higher risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

The diverse team of healthcare providers caring for a patient with a

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FDI World Dental Federation and Smile Train: Children with clefts are at high risk for tooth decay, gum disease and other serious oral health concerns, Business News

– Cleft lip and palate (clefts) are the most common birth difference of the face and mouth and impact the development of the mouth, gums, and palate.

– Regular and focused dental care should be integrated into cleft care to help address oral hygiene challenges and prevent oral disease.

– FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) and Smile Train are releasing new Oral Health in Comprehensive Cleft Care guidelines to empower local cleft teams with training and resources to improve oral health

GENEVA, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Around the world, a baby is born with a cleft about every three minutes. Many children with clefts have severe difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. What’s more, even after having cleft surgery, these children often have a higher risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

The diverse team of healthcare providers caring for a patient with a

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Pediatric Tooth Decay: What to Look For

As a parent, you may have likely heard that childhood tooth decay is a major problem. Childhood cavities are the number one childhood disease. It is also highly preventable. While you do all you can to give your child the best dental care possible, there is a risk that tooth disease can occur. Regular visits to the dentist every six months, and proper at-home flossing and brushing can greatly reduce your child’s risk.

While the most severe cases of decay have noticeable symptoms, the beginnings can be happening inside your child’s mouth without you even noticing.

Preventing cavities and halting the progression of cavities before they get too out of hand is key to helping your child have a healthy, great-looking mouth and smile. Here are some symptoms of pediatric cavities to be on the lookout for:

The tooth can develop a light brown or even a black appearance. Tooth … Read More

The Shame of Not Going to the Dentist and What Is the Cause of Most Tooth Decay?

Research indicates that most people who have not gone to the dentist for years fear going to the dentist because of the shame they might face if they show their teeth to their dentist. This is a normal fear people giving up on their dental health all together. Not only does your oral health decline but your over all health is linked to your oral health. Studies have shown that the health of your gums and teeth can affect your over all life expectancy. The shame that people fear is mostly in their heads, for your dentist has most likely seen teeth dramatically worse than yours. Dentist seem to be the type of doctor that most people put off until something goes horribly wrong. Not going to the dentist will cause problems in the future that will defiantly cause you to go to the dentist. For example root canals are … Read More

Protecting Your Family From Childhood Tooth Decay

We always want to do the best we can when it comes to our family’s health, but the amount of misinformation floating around out there sometimes makes it difficult to know the correct course of action to take. The occurrence of tooth decay in very young children has increased over the last several years, at least partially due to the prevalence of fruit juices and other sweet drinks being consumed by babies and toddlers, as well as infrequency of dental visits in the first few years of life.

Since baby teeth are replaced, why is early decay so detrimental?

Many people are under the impression that baby teeth aren’t all that important to a child’s development, since they eventually fall out and are replaced. In fact, decay and improper development of the baby teeth can have serious consequences for the health of adult teeth. Baby teeth (or milk teeth, as … Read More

What Causes Pediatric Tooth Decay?

Whether your child is a newborn or he’s in the phase of losing his baby teeth and getting his permanent teeth, you want to do all that you can to ensure your child’s mouth gets a clean bill of health. You want what is best for your child and that includes their oral health. After all, the health of your child’s teeth and gums are just as important as their overall health.

As a parent, you know that great pediatric dental care now will save your child from possible future dental health issues as an adult.

If you’re a new parent, you may not know where to start when it comes to ensuring great dental health care for your child. What major oral health care issue should you be on the lookout for?

It comes to the surprise of many parents that the number one childhood disease is pediatric tooth … Read More