American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends No Fruit Juice for Children Under 1 Year

May 30th, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

On May 22, 2017, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new juice recommendations saying that the fruit juice holds no nutritional value for children under the age of 1 and accounts for the rising rates of obesity and concerns about dental health, based on evidence accumulated over recent years. The statement, “Fruit Juice in […]


New Video: Importance of Water for Good Oral Health

May 5th, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care, Partners in Fluoride

The average child in the United States now consumes over half of her body weight in sugar every year. Much of it comes from sugary beverages including juice, sports drinks, and soda. Too much sugar can lead to serious health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and poor oral health. We know that some children, especially […]


Your teens may think that they don’t need you anymore, but they’ll always need their teeth!

February 22nd, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

Do you remember chasing your toddler around trying to brush his teeth before bed? You may not have to do that anymore, but oral health is as important for adolescents as it was when they were little, maybe even more so. During adolescence we want to be sure that children continue effective oral hygiene habits […]


A Framework for Addressing Social Determinants of Oral Health for Low-Income Populations

February 21st, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care, Partners in Fluoride

Guest Blogger: Stacey Chazin, MPH, Director of Prevention Programs, Center for Health Care Strategies There is growing evidence that the way people live, learn, work, and play has a significant impact on health, including oral health. These social determinants of health (SDOH) — including such things as access to healthy food, safe housing, quality education, […]


Oral Health and Pregnancy

February 1st, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

The importance of a healthy mouth both before and during pregnancy is not well-understood by most people. What we do know is that dental caries, the disease-process that leads to cavities, is caused by bacteria. Bacteria can spread and do so easily in families. Oral bacteria are no different, and for this reason it is […]


Low Income Children Deserve Better Access to Dental Care

November 11th, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride, Oral Health, and Access to Care

Calls to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, risk being realized come January 2017, when Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress take their seats. Much remains to be seen, but one thing that is unlikely to change much or change soon is unmet need. Children from families with low incomes, especially those in Black, […]