Water = Good News for Three Childhood Diseases

November 14th, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

More good news arrived this week in the form of a new study on the most recent estimates of sugar sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption in the United States. Rates among children and adults declined between 2003 and 2014, according to data collected in those years from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). This […]


AAPD Policy on the Use of Silver Diamine Fluoride for Pediatric Dental Patients

October 31st, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

Guest Blog Post by Yasmi O. Crystal DMD, MSc, FAAPD Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry NYU College of Dentistry   When very young children or children with special needs have cavities, placing fillings in their teeth can be a challenge for all involved. These children often need to be sedated or put to sleep […]


New Recommendations for Water, Fruit Juice in Early Childhood

August 3rd, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

Guest Blog Post by Laura Vollmer, RD, MPH, Nutrition Policy Institute A February 2017 expert panel report, “Feeding Guidelines for Infants and Young Toddlers: A Responsive Parenting Approach” from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Healthy Eating Research program, provides new direction on healthy nutrition for children aged 0-2. Early life diet and feeding practices are important to establishing […]


Oral Exams Don’t Just Save Teeth – Check the Mouth for Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect

July 31st, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) released a revision to the clinical report, Oral and Dental Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect. The report helps pediatricians and other primary care providers as well as dentists and other dental providers to identify oral and dental issues that […]


Effectiveness on Early Childhood Caries of an Oral Health Promotion Program for Medical Providers

July 28th, 2017 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride

A new study entitled Effectiveness on Early Childhood Caries of an Oral Health Promotion Program for Medical Providers by Dr. Patricia Braun et al. reports that an oral health promotion (OHP) program significantly reduced early childhood caries (ECC) in program participants. At Denver Health, a large safety net system serving 40% of Denver’s children, 89% […]


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 […]