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If you had to guess the #1 chronic childhood illness affecting US children, would you guess tooth decay? Most parents wouldn’t, so you’re not alone if that wasn’t your guess. There’s good news – tooth decay can be treated. As parents, we have a lot to worry about when it comes to our children -…

Soft drink consumption in the United States has increased dramatically across all demographic groups, especially among children and teenagers. We see the evidence of this everyday but now even health authorities such as the American Academy of Pediatrics have begun sounding the alarm about the dangers. How many school age children drink soft drinks? Estimates…

With over 51 million school hours missed per year because of dental problems, we think it’s pretty safe to say that taking steps to prevent dental problems and dental emergencies in school age children is a good idea.  Here are some back to school dental tips and reminders for our patient’s and their families. Supervise…

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Poor oral health, cavities and tooth pain can put children at a serious disadvantage in school, resulting in lower grades, U.S. researchers say. Roseann Mulligan of the Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California, and colleagues examined nearly 1,500 socioeconomically disadvantaged elementary and high school children…

SEATTLE In the surgical wing of the Center for Pediatric Dentistry at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Devon Koester, 2 1/2 years old, was resting in his mother’s arms as an anesthesiologist held a bubble-gum-scented mask over his face to put him under. The doctors then took X-rays, which showed that 11 of his 20 baby teeth…

Rhea Haugseth, DMD, of Marietta, GA, took over as president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) in May of this year. Dr. Haugseth has been practicing almost 35 years and has been a pediatric dentist for 31 years. She attended dental school at the University of Louisville and received her pediatric dental certificate…

You’d be hard-pressed to find a child who doesn’t love sugary foods, and chances are the processed or packaged food your child eats has some amount of added sugar. New research suggests that this trend has spiraled out of control. A childhood sweet tooth isn’t as harmless as it might seem. Our country’s addiction to…

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