Poor Oral Health Linked to Bad Grades

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Poor oral health, cavities and tooth pain can put children at a serious disadvantage in school, resulting in lower grades, U.S. researchers say. Roseann Mulligan of the Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California, and colleagues examined nearly 1,500 socioeconomically disadvantaged elementary and high school children

For decades, antibiotics have greatly benefited the medical community’s efforts to fight bacterial infections. However, we now face a new challenge with bacteria becoming resistant to this treatment modality as a consequence of widespread (and often unnecessary) use. Providers are now learning to be more prudent in appropriate prescription of these drugs. Here’s some things

Pro-active Expecting mothers in San Diego ask us about considerations in oral health and pregnancy. There is a great deal to discuss. We recommend that if you are pregnant you see your general or pediatric dentist and consider the following: — Oral health education: Early intervention and counseling during the perinatal period from all health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to parents, caregivers, consumers, and dental care professionals about reports of serious injuries and potential hazards associated with the use of all models of the Spinbrush, San Diego Pediatric Dentist offers free replacement option.

Trapped Debris

By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Trapped Debris/Objects Between Teeth Sometimes, particles and debris will get stuck in between your child’s teeth.  I recommend that you floss your child’s teeth with care, making sure not to cut the gums.  If there is trapped debris that will not come off with

Comfort at the Dentist

By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Will It Hurt to Go to the Dentist? I can assure you that most of your child’s visits to my office will be pleasant. In fact, children who visit my office often have a pleasant experience.  The key is helping your child maintain strong

Space Maintainers

By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Space maintainers Space maintainers are places where your child’s tooth has fallen out.  There are many reasons for tooth loss including injury and decay.  This vacancy can cause a shift in teeth alignment because a new erupting tooth can fill in an incorrect vacant

Sports Dental Injury

By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Sports Injuries Overview What do the following things have in common? A ball A bat A hard surface (the hard bottom of a swimming pool or pavement) A knee or elbow This short list includes all of the possible objects that could lead to