This review of the systemic exposures associated with with molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) included 29 observational studies. VEry low quality evidence suggests that maternal illness, psychological stress, caesarean delivery, delivery complications, respiratory diseases, fever and childhood illnesses may be associated with MIH.[read the full story...]
Early childhood caries: modifiable risk factors
This review of evidence pertaining to the effect of modifiable risk factors on early childhood caries(ECC) includes 133 mainly observational data providing moderate certainty evidence that breastfeeding up to 2 y of age does not increase ECC risk , and that providing access to fluoridated water and educating caregivers are justified approaches to ECC[read the full story...]
Infant-feeding behaviours: Can PSAS scores predict the recipe for success?
Melisa Selvaratnam summarises a study on postpartum-specific anxiety as a predictor of infant-feeding outcomes and perceptions of infant-feeding behaviours.[read the full story...]
Pregnancy and bipolar disorder: international prescribing consensus?
Dean Connolly looks at an international study which asks: Is there consensus across evidence-based guidelines for the psychotropic drug management of bipolar disorder during the perinatal period?[read the full story...]
Top Dental Elf blogs May-August 2017
2017 Dental Elf end of year round up May to August 2017.[read the full story...]
Malocclusion: Is it associated with duration of breastfeeding?
31 observational studies were included in this review of breastfeeding and malocclusion . This findings suggests that it may be protective against posterior crossbite and class II malocclusion. However as teh studies are largely retrospective the findings should be interpreted with caution.[read the full story...]
Breastfeeding and caries: New review supports earlier findings
This new review on the effect of breastfeeding on caries supports the findings of earlier reviews that breastfeeding up to the age of 12 months has a protective effect for dental caries.[read the full story...]
How consistent are international treatment guidelines for bipolar disorder?
Steven Marwaha publishes his debut blog on a review article that asks if there is consensus across international evidence-based guidelines for the management of bipolar disorder.[read the full story...]
Breast feeding duration and caries risk
This debut blog by Fiona Hogg considers a recent cohort study that looked at the effect of longer breastfeeding on caries and is based on a discussion of the paper at a Glasgow Dental Hospital’s Paediatric Dentistry Journal Club meeting.[read the full story...]
Breastfeeding and caries risk
63 studies were included in the review of the association between breastfeeding and caries. The majority (73%) were cross-sectional. The findings suggest that breastfeeding up to 12 months of age is not associated with an increased risk of dental caries and in fact may offer some protection compared with formula.[read the full story...]