Posted 2:00 PM 6/18/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) booster vaccinations do not appear to worsen disease activity in children with juvenile arthritis, according to a new Dutch study.
"The safety of MMR vaccination has been questioned because disease flares have been described (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 6/17/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Eating healthy is especially important when you have braces. That means avoiding sugary foods, which could lead to plaque build-up and tooth decay.
The American Dental Association's website offers this additional advice for people who wear braces:
Posted 2:00 PM 6/10/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing the number of unnecessary and high-dose CT scans given to children could cut their lifetime risk of associated cancers by as much as 62 percent, according to a new study.
CT (computed tomography), which uses X-rays to provide doctors with (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 6/5/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Billions of people around the world have untreated tooth decay, a new study has found.
Researchers from the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London, discovered that dental problems affect up to 3.9 billion people -- more than half of (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 5/28/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Bad breath, also known as halitosis, should be evaluated by a dentist to determine a possible cause and treatment.
The American Dental Association says potential causes include:
Posted 12:00 PM 5/23/2013 by By Dennis Thompson
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, a new study contends.
"You look at it side-to-side with 'meth mouth' or 'coke mouth,' it is startling to see the intensity and extent of damage more or less (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/22/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- The success of an imaginative and resourceful device used to save an infant born with a serious airway malformation sheds light on new technology created by the marriage of bioengineering and surgery.
A report in the May 23 New England Journal of (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/20/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to the care of your children's teeth, dentists aren't the only experts who can help.
New recommendations from a government advisory panel urge primary care doctors to play a part in preventing tooth decay in the young.
The U.S. (More)...
Posted 5:00 AM 5/17/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- For people who smoke or are tempted to begin lighting up, consider what smoking can do to your smile.
The mouthhealthy.org website mentions these potential harms:
Posted 10:00 AM 5/14/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dentists, as it turns out, may have one more reason than the rest of us to be wary of alligators. The toothy reptiles may one day put those who install implants, bridges and dentures out of their jobs.
Alligators continually make new teeth to replace the (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 5/6/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- A "bad bite," medically called malocclusion, occurs when the jaw becomes out of alignment due to crowded or crooked teeth.
The American Dental Association says these problems may result if the condition is left untreated in children:
Posted 7:00 AM 5/4/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- Parents often are advised to replace children's toothbrushes after they've had strep throat, but that might be misguided, a new study suggests.
"It is probably unnecessary to throw away your toothbrush after a diagnosis of strep throat," study co-author (More)