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Tooth decay may be even worse than originally thought.
A new study suggests that tooth decay may push back growth in children. The study appeared in the online version of Pediatrics journal and was conducted at University College London and King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital in Saudi Arabia.
The research team wanted to explore the relationship between oral health and growth after previous studies failed to show definitive evidence one way or the other. In this study, the researchers looked at the dental decay and the correlation between height and weight in Saudi Arabian children ages 6 through 8.
The oral health of the children was graded on the DMFT scale, which is a scale that determines the seriousness of decayed, missing and filled teeth.
The research team later analyzed the statistics and concluded that there was, in fact, a relationship between low height/weight and a greater number of cavities. Children with severe decay had a higher chance of being underweight and shorter when compared to their peers.
Even when some secondary factors, like demographics and social values, were factored in, the correlation between decay and stunted growth still existed. Based on this study, it’s fair to say there is an inverse relationship between growth and tooth decay in children. More research is necessary to confirm this study’s findings.
PerioSciences Launches Two Oral Hygiene Systems with Antioxidant Toothpaste, Mouth Rinse, and Dental Gel
Your smile. It’s the facial feature that half the people you meet notice first.
Your breath. If it’s bad, it’s the number-one turn-off for face-to-face encounters.
Your oral health. Scientists are constantly increasing the list of chronic diseases that are linked to oral disease. Heart attack, stroke, diabetes, even problems with fertility and pregnancy are just a few.
Every health and beauty expert will stress the importance of a bright smile and fresh breath. And every dentist will recommend good oral hygiene, including regular dental visits. Now, PerioSciences is proud to provide the most complete and effective systems available for at-home oral care.
A new suite of PerioSciences products, including antioxidant toothpaste, mouth rinse, and dental gel, with powerful antioxidants that work together to maximize effectiveness, are revolutionizing oral hygiene. PerioSciences, LLC is launching two new complete oral care systems. The NATURAL system is formulated with natural ingredients; the WHITE CARE system is designed for people who use teeth-whitening treatments. Both feature the proven, powerful antioxidants, phloretin and ferulic acid.
The AO Pro family of oral care products promote fresh breath plus a brighter, healthier smile. The new WHITE CARE System — with AO ProToothpaste, AO ProRinse and AO ProVantage dental gel —soothes oral tissues following teeth-whitening procedures while it boosts and extends the whitening effects. The system supplies antioxidants to help maintain normal, healthy pH balance and counteract the harsh chemicals of teeth whitening. In addition, maximum strength fluoride fights cavities.
The NATURAL system features specially formulated antioxidant-infused toothpaste and mouth rinse, along with the AO ProVantage dental gel. All the products in the NATURAL system are free of alcohol, fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, and artificial sweeteners. Environmentally friendly and naturally healthy, the powerful antioxidants counteract toxins that cause free-radical damage.
Both the NATURAL and the WHITE CARE formulations of AO ProToothpaste include hydroxyapatite, or crystalline calcium phosphate, which is the mineral that forms the structure of teeth. Dental scientists are researching hydroxyapatite as a means of remineralizing teeth and combating cavities. PerioSciences is the first company to include this important mineral in a toothpaste.
PerioSciences president and founder, Russell Moon, was the co-founder of SkinCeuticals, the high-end, antioxidant-based skin care product line acquired by L’Oreal in 2005. “SkinCeuticals was and is a fabulously successful product line because the antioxidants were clinically and scientifically proven to be effective,” says Moon. “In the same way, the antioxidants in PerioSciences products have been tested and proven in both laboratory and clinical settings.”
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