oral health

What you need to be doing about oral health A new poll shows that there is a lot of misunderstanding about when is the right time for children to start seeing a dentist.
How pediatricians can tackle oral healthcareCases of early childhood dental caries are greater than they were in the 1990s, and few children visit a dentist before age 3, leaving pediatricians in a position to offer possibly the only dental care to young children. Find out more about how pediatricians can help head off tooth decay and why early dental care matters.
AAP updates preventive care visit guidelinesPediatricians are now being asked to add depression, HIV, and dyslipidemia screening to preventive care visits, but guideline authors say the changes will help improve efficiency.
Physician-provided oral health services reduce caries in kindergartenersComprehensive preventive oral health services (POHS) provided by primary care clinicians can help improve the oral health of Medicaid-enrolled children, a retrospective study in more than 29,000 kindergarten students in North Carolina showed.
Don’t overlook oral health in young childrenPediatricians should include oral health assessment, maintenance, and anticipatory guidance in their care of young children, a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends.
Tooth decay is epidemic among today’s kidsTooth decay among US children is an epidemic and a growing problem, says a report issued by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
AAP issues guidance on care for dental traumaThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its Section on Oral Health have issued a clinical report on managing dental trauma in children aged 1 to 21 years in the primary care setting.
Children’s oral health: prevention and treatmentAlarming rates of pediatric dental caries and spotty access to dental professionals are driving basic dental care into the pediatrician’s domain. Take a look at a video and listen to a podcast also included in this article.
Pediatricians are the gatekeepers of children’s oral healthIf you haven’t thought about the oral health of your patients, it’s time.
Would dental therapists in school-based clinics improve kids’ access to primary dental care?Debate continues on whether publicly funded providers are the answer.