Exposure to secondhand smoke at 4 months of age is associated with an increased risk of tooth decay at age 3 years, concludes a study published in The BMJ today.
Parents who smoke put their children's teeth at risk.
It commonly occurs because of films of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth - plaque; this type is called plaque-induced gingivitis. Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, which is more serious and can eventually lead to loss of teeth.
Vigorous exercise is good for almost all of the body — except perhaps the teeth, according to a surprising new study of athletes. The study, published in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, found that heavy training may contribute to dental problems in unexpected ways.
Researchers think that coconut oil may be of great interest to the oral health industry in the future because a new study has found that its natural antibiotic properties strongly inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause oral infections. The researchers suggest that the oil could be integrated into commercial dental consumer products to combat tooth decay.
Baking soda isn’t just for cooking and cleaning. It also has many health benefits, like relieving heartburn when added to water and soothing irritated bug bites and psoriasis flare-ups when applied to the affected area.
A number of studies have demonstrated that breastfeeding has long-lasting health effects throughout life, including dental development and susceptibility to oral diseases. Now, research conducted at the University of Adelaide has provided new evidence that breastfeeding may protect against malocclusions in children.
Tongue coating and insufficient oral hygiene, such as irregular tongue scraping, are among the primary reasons for oral malodour. Now, a study of 665 adolescents in Japan has found that skipping breakfast equally contributes to the development of bad breath.
What you eat affects your mouth not only by building healthier teeth and gums, but also by helping prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Learn how to eat the best diet for your teeth, including the foods to eat, beverages to drink, and what to avoid.
Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with bone defects by a number of studies. New research from Japan has now provided additional evidence that it may also be involved in the development of tooth decay. In a study of 1,210 Japanese mother–child pairs, scientists found that dental caries was less prevalent in children whose mothers had a higher vitamin D intake during pregnancy.
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