The Dental Blog of Bradely J. Olson, DDS

Artificial Sweetener

Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked To Higher Risk Of Stroke In Women Over 50, Study Indicates. CNN (2/14, Lamotte) reported that research indicates “drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50.” Investigators found […]

Sleep Apnea

Treating Children’s Sleep Apnea May Lower Risk Of Accidents With Oncoming Vehicles, Study Suggests. Reuters (2/8, Crist) reported a new study suggests that children “with obstructive sleep apnea may be at lower risk of accidents with oncoming vehicles during the day if they use positive airway pressure, or PAP, therapy at night.” Notably, “children must […]

Tobacco and minors

FDA Taking Action Against Retailers Selling Tobacco Products To Minors. CNN (2/7, Scutti) reported the FDA is “taking to task mega-retailers that are in violation of restrictions against the sale of tobacco products to minors.” Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb “said Thursday that the FDA is evaluating data on large national retail chains to identify entities […]

Amount of toothpaste on brush for kids

Some Parents Use More Toothpaste On Children’s Toothbrushes Than Recommended, CDC Study Finds. In continuing coverage, The New York Times (2/3, Jacobs) reports that a CDC study has found “nearly 40 percent of children ages 3 to 6 used more toothpaste than recommended by dental professionals.” The article notes that the ADA and CDC suggest […]

Child’s first dental visit.

Many Parents Delay Child’s First Dental Visit, Survey Finds. Dr. Joe Castellano, President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, spoke to KBTX-TV College Station, TX (1/31, Ninke, Witte) about the findings of a new national survey conducted on the organization’s behalf. Dr. Castellano said the survey found “about 95 percent of the parents really […]