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It is important for your child oral healthcare to have proper dental care habits. You want to begin cleaning your baby’s mouth during the first few days after birth. Gently wipe your baby’s gums with a clean gauze pad. By doing so it will remove plaque and residual food that can decay erupting teeth.

When teeth first start to come in, for some babies they may have sore or tender gums. To help ease their teething pain, gently rubbing your child’s gums with a clean finger, a small, cool spoon or a wet gauze pad. You can also give the baby a clean teething ring or a frozen baby cloth to chew on. If your child is still cranky and in pain, you may want to consult your dentist or physician. Generally children have a full set of 20 primary teeth by the time they are three years old.

Dental Plaque Bacteria May Trigger Blood Clots.

Scientists recently presented their work at the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference in Dublin. Studies done show that oral bacteria that escape into the bloodstream are able to cause blood clots and trigger life-threatening endocarditis. Further research could lead to new drugs to tackle infective heart disease

Higher Risks for Congenital Heart Disease Patients Who Have Poor Dental Hygiene Behaviors.

Patients with congenital heart disease who have poor dental hygiene behaviors are increasing their risk of endocarditis. Teens with congenital heart disease floss, brush and visit the dentist less than their peers. But they have healthier behaviors when it comes to alcohol, cigarettes and illicit drugs. Adults with single ventricle physiology (a type of congenital heart disease) also have poorer dental hygiene practices than their peers despite having better health behaviors overall.

With current technology, it may take four to six months before the bone surrounding the implant screw has healed and is strong enough so the patient can begin to benefit from surgery. Now, for the first time, a drug coating that has been tested on humans allows titanium screws to adhere to the bone better and faster. The Linköping researchers behind the method report that the results are good.

The brain’s internal clock continually takes its temperature

Circuits in the brain act as an internal clock to tell us it is time to sleep and to control how long we then stay asleep. A new study in flies suggests that a part of that clock constantly monitors changes in external temperature and integrates that information into the neural network controlling sleep. The NINDS-supported study was published in Nature.

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