Preventative Care

Our Dental Caries, Periodontal Diseases and Oral Health Sources

Our “Oral Health and Dental Management” journal contains high quality dental caries, periodontal diseases and oral health information and data developed from a wide range of sources, including research and case reports. We also rely on expert authors who study and work throughout India and the United States.

For example, we gather content from authors who work in periodontics programs, including U.S. program directors, for pieces about periodontal diseases. With reports, we don’t merely look at results. We consider diagnostic methods and the types and number of affected peoples.

Another topic we plan to explore soon is the role saliva might one day play in diagnosing oral health problems. Researchers are working on salivary oral health diagnostic monitoring tools that they also hope can help them monitor systemic diseases.

Common Condition of Early Childhood Caries

Early childhood caries (ECC), sometimes referred to as baby bottle decay, is one of the most common conditions specific to infancy and young children. ECC occurs when children are exposed to sugary drinks and foods for prolonged periods of time, and owing to other behaviors, which compromise oral health.

ECC can begin as soon as the first primary teeth erupt, and can progress rapidly, often leading to rampant caries, resulting in premature tooth loss.

Tooth decay affects children five times more than asthma, four times more than obesity, and 20 times more than diabetes, making it by far the most prevalent childhood disease.   Not surprisingly, ECC is most common among the socially and economically disadvantaged, with poor dietary habits and an inability to maintain regular dental visits.

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