The frequency of enamel and dentin caries lesions among elderly in Tromsø, Norway -

Data on oral health among the elderly in Norway is sparse. The aim of the present study was to describe the distribution of enamel-, dentin-, root- and secondary caries within an elderly population in Northern-Norway. A study population (n=1 173) was divided into four age groups: 65–69, 70–74, 75–79 and 80–94. Seven calibrated examiners registered […]

Estimating molar-incisor-hypomineralization among 8-year-olds based on 15-year public oral health practice-based data -

The study showed that the average prevalence of MIH among children of 8 years in Helsinki was comparable to that reported elsewhere. The number of MIH-affected teeth at early mixed dentition predicts the affection of other permanent teeth over time, mainly that of permanent canines. An irrelevant number of children had MIH-affected second primary molars. Further screening of children with MIH-affected teeth is recommended to improve individually tailored early preventive and restorative dental care. In this way, an early intervention will facilitate management of further clinical dental problems of MIH-affected teeth and improve oral health-related quality of life of children with this condition.

Restorative material choices for extensive carious lesions and hypomineralisation defects in children: a questionnaire survey among Finnish dentists -

This survey shows that Finnish dentists are rather homogeneous in their treatment decisions when managing primary tooth caries or a severely affected MIH tooth, although some practices vary between general and specialised dentists. Moreover, the disparity in treatment practices between different areas of Finland is evident. The proportion of SSC as a material choice was low. Patient co-operation plays a big role in treatment decisions and may explain why GICs were the most popular choice for restoring extensive primary tooth caries. The emphasis should be on behavioural management as well as on the evidence-based treatment recommendations.

Aquaporins’ Influence on Different Dental Erosive Wear Phenotypes in Humans. -

Dental erosive wear is a multifactorial condition of high prevalence. Nowadays, there is an emphasis on discovering individual genetic predisposition for the development of this condition. Aquaporins (AQPs) are water channel proteins expressed in salivary glands, as well as during tooth development. They are involved in salivary secretion and composition and linked to physiological protection of the oral cavity.
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between different dental erosive wear phenotypes, AQP genes, and selected environmental factors.

Do fluoride and BHT in toothpaste pose risks for your patients? -

Read why NIOM researchers, Drs. Aida Mulic and Ellen Bruzell, agree with recent risk assessments on fluoride and butylated hydroxytoluene, BHT.