Can Commercial Orange Juice Destroy Baby's Teeth ?With the boom in health care products, many baby heath drinks have been launched in the market. The analysis showed that the pH of these drinks range from 3.5 to 4.0. In an experiment the authors found that 3.77 to 8.10 microns of enamel was destroyed in 1 hr. It is concluded that commercially available baby heath drinks pose a definite risk of excessive enamel erosion on continuous and long term use.
Ref: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2009; 19: 325–329
In Vitro Toxic Potential Of CompomersThree different compomers were tested for their toxicity after applying different types of curing lights.The study concluded that the compomers are potentially toxic to human pulp. Type of light curing unit may also affect the degree of compomers toxicity. These results were obtained by adding compomers to human pulp fibroblast cultures.
International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2009; 19: 55–60.
Is PALS an Effective Child Management Technique ?Child management in dental clinics can be done by various methods. PALS stands for passivity to activity through live symbolics. A study conducted on 5-10 year old dental patients showed that PALS is ineffective in modifying a child behaviour and response to interventional dental treatment.
Ref: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2009; 19: 233–242
Can Probiotics Bacteria Colonize The Mouth After Taking Such Products ?Probiotics are in trend these days. Microbiologically probiotics are products fortified with Lactobacilus reuteri ATCC 55730. As documented they colonize the deuodenum and ilium of the subject and provide enhanced immunity. L. reuteri also induces a significantly higher number of CD4positive T-lymphocytes. The L. reuteri dimish in number very soon from the oral cavity and there is no danger of their colonization in the oral habitat.
Ref: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2009; 19: 377–381
Device To Administer Painless AnesthesiaIt is very common to face difficulties in dental practice due the fear of pain during anethesia. Especially in pediatric patients it becomes too difficult to manage. This new device can deliver painless anesthesia to your pediatric patients. It is QuickSleeper (TM). It has an electronically controlled system that is capable of delivering intraosseus anesthsia without any thrust from the operators hand. Just place it near the required area and it automated system does the rest.
Ref: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2009; 19: 360–366.
By: Dr. Hamid Raihan
Jaipur Dental College