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Oral Midazolam Proves Most Effective in Pediatric Sedation

23 June 2017

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Improper Pacifier Cleaning Could Lead to Dental Decay

Parents need to be careful with their children’s pacifiers. If not, dental decay could be the result.

Numerous studies show that dental decay can be transmitted to a child when an adult sucks on the pacifier to clean it.

A recent study in the journal Pediatrics goes into detail about this issue. There are few, if any, immunizing effects from adult saliva. Therefore, licking or sucking something to clean it off does nothing to get rid of germs.

It’s also important that parents don’t drip pacifiers in honey, juice, sweetened drinks or any kind of sugar. When exposed to those substances or anything with sugar, the result is often cavities or tooth decay.

The best way to clean a pacifier is to use something that is proven to be a disinfectant.

The Wednesday Watch

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

21 June 2017

Patients are becoming more educated, as a world of information is readily available at our...

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e-Prescribing with XLDent

e-Prescribing with XLDent

29 March 2017

Drs. David Andersen and Lora Nelson explain how easy e-Prescribing...

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Show Me the Way

02 May 2017

This year’s International Dental Show did not disappoint: 155,000 participants from 157 countries attended,...

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Narrow-Body Dental Implants

02 May 2017

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