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Preventive interventions regarding oral health and in particular dental caries in young people between five and 17 years old, concluding that fluoride gels and supplements, but also fluorinated...


Tooth eruption is a physiological process that involves the dental element moving away from its initial position towards the oral cavity. 


Tooth eruption is a physiological process that involves the dental element moving away from its initial position towards the oral cavity. The first primary tooth commonly erupts at around 6 months of...


Body mass index has been traditionally used to determine the nutritional status of children in studies on obesity and caries. Imaging methods provide a superior assessment of body fat. This study...


Prevalence of molar incisor hypomineralization is considered one of the highest enamel defects, ranging as high as 40%. It is relatively common and a condition that would cause treatment challenges...


Identifying the presence of teeth in newborns is important as it may require immediate care.


Acetaminophen or NSAIDs drugs like ibuprofen are recommended for managing short-term dental pain in children under age 12, according to a new guideline developed by the American Dental Association...


Advancements in dental materials and changing parental preferences are modifying the frequency of use of restorative materials. This insurance claims analysis examined the trends in the use of...


By Arianna Bianchi

Molar and incisor hypomineralization is a well-recognized enamel quality defect, which can involve one to four permanent first molars, often the permanent incisors.


Caries is one of the most prevalent diseases affecting children. Topical fluoride is used to decrease the incidence of caries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of fluoride...


Streptococcus mutans has been implicated as the primary pathogen in childhood caries or tooth decay. While the role of polymicrobial communities is appreciated, it remains unclear whether other...


This study aimed to systemically review the tools developed for evaluating oral health–related quality of life in preschool children.


The objective of this study was to develop a parent-completed, easy-to-score, short, accurate caries risk tool for screening in primary health care settings to identify children at increased risk for...


From birth, oral hygiene is crucial in the prevention of diseases such as caries and periodontitis. 


Researchers analyzed databases including Medline, Embase and Cochrane CENTRAL with no language and time restrictions for finding the relevant literature. They also conducted searches by hand of the...


Researchers assessed the efficacy of a smart toothbrush and mirror system versus conventional toothbrushing instruction among a group of six- to 12-year-old children.


This study presents a demographic pattern of dental caries in primary and permanent dentition of young Tanzanians based on the 2020 National Oral Health Survey findings.


The management of intense pain in childhood is often difficult and causes concern both for the parents of the young patient and clinician.


By Arianna Bianchi

An increased risk of periodontitis has also been described in the literature in children with diabetes as early as six years of age. Unfortunately, data on children and adolescents with type 2...


By Sabina Mastrangelo

Accustoming children not to consume foods with added sugars and promoting breastfeeding are two strategies to focus on in the first two years of life, to reduce the risk of developing dental caries.


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