close
info
Search in:
Use the search below to find a dentist anywhere in the world!
Filter by category:
Filter by country:
Filter by type of treatment:
Keywords:
  • We Recommend We Recommend
    dental clinics, dental offices, dental hygienist
    We Recommend
     
    GO to Dental Clinic
  • Dental Services Dental Services
    find dental services and more
    Dental Services
     
    GO to Dental Service
  • Medical News Medical News
    read about dentistry, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry
    Medical News Got a tooth knocked out. Grow a new one
    Imagine losing a tooth, going to the dentist's office, and having a gel applied to your gums that would help a new tooth grow in its place. In three weeks, you'd have a brand...
     
    GO to Medical News
  • Medical Dictionary Medical Dictionary
    quick access to medical terms
    Medical Dictionary Ultrasonic-assisted liposuction
    A form of liposuction in which the cannula is energized with ultrasonic energy to assist in the breakdown of fat tissue.
     
    GO to Dictionary
  • Dental Products Dental Products
    medical equipment, dental supplies, dental equipment
    Dental Products
     
    GO to Dental Product
  • Case Studies Case Studies
    case study examples, medical case studies, dental case study
    Case Studies Root canal therapy
    Root canal therapy is in general a comfortable treatment that can save your tooth and keep your mouth healthy. When the pulp of a tooth becomes infected or dies, root canal therapy is necessary...
     
    GO to Case Studies
  • Dental Forum Dental Forum
    dentist forums, dental fear forum, dental phobia forum and more
    Dental Forum Newcomer to the site
    Greeting to all,I am new here. My name is Simon Joseph, I joined here because there are many things to learn from here and can gain experience and knowledge of different topics. So I hope all...
     
    GO to Dental Forum
1/7
Join our newsletter!
 newsletter Join our newsletter! Subscribe arr
 
» Osteoarthritis - Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis caused by[...]
» Acid reflux - Acid reflux is a common condition and an abnormal[...]
 


» implants - stomatolog
   Implants are specifically shaped[...]

» How about this orthodontic ceramic braces? - Easyinsmile123
   Dental Orthodontic Ceramic Bracket[...]

Vitamin D Linked to Lower Rates of Tooth Decay

Reset Decrease Increase
Vitamin D Linked to Lower Rates of Tooth Decay
A new review of existing studies points toward a potential role for vitamin D in helping to prevent dental caries, or tooth decay.

The review, published in the December issue of Nutrition Reviews, encompassed 24 controlled clinical trials, spanning the 1920s to the 1980s, on approximately 3,000 children in several countries. These trials showed that vitamin D was associated with an approximately 50 percent reduction in the incidence of tooth decay.

"My main goal was to summarize the clinical trial database so that we could take a fresh look at this vitamin D question," said Dr. Philippe Hujoel of the University of Washington, who conducted the review.

While vitamin D's role in supporting bone health has not been disputed, significant disagreement has historically existed over its role in preventing caries, Hujoel noted. The American Medical Association and the U.S. National Research Council concluded around 1950 that vitamin D was beneficial in managing dental caries. The American Dental Association said otherwise -- based on the same evidence. In 1989, the National Research Council, despite new evidence supporting vitamin D's caries-fighting benefits, called the issue "unresolved."

Current reviews by the Institute of Medicine, the U.S. Department of Human Health and Service and the American Dental Association draw no conclusions on the vitamin D evidence as it relates to dental caries.

"Such inconsistent conclusions by different organizations do not make much sense from an evidence-based perspective," Hujoel said. The trials he reviewed increased vitamin D levels in children through the use of supplemental UV radiation or by supplementing the children's diet with cod-liver oil or other products containing the vitamin.


read more on sciencedaily.com




Source: www.sciencedaily.com

This article has been read by 1000 visitors.
Comments - Add your comment!
* - Required fields
Choose avatar: *    
Name *
Email * Will not be displayed
 
Comment *
2000 characters remaining
Security check
Enter the code below in the field next to it:
*This code help us prevent automated requests.

We welcome both positive and negative comments.
Do not include:
- Email addresses, phone numbers or other personal information that belong to you or to other people;
- Personal Ads;
- References to other comments or users who have posted comments;
- Obscene or offensive words.
Choose avatar: