Show: June 10, 2012:
- Are better breast cancer treatments on the horizon?
- Can black pepper keep you thin?
- Are connections between oral health and heart disease valid?
- What is behind the increased prevalence of preschoolers with cavities?
- When are chubby babies too chubby?
- Are “food deserts” present in your community?
- What safety issues can uproot your summer garden?
- View all topics for the week
What is behind the increased prevalence of preschoolers with cavities?
Interview: Dr. Jeffrey Dean, Ralph E. MacDonald Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the IU School of Dentistry
For the first time in 40 years, there is an increased number of children with multiple cavities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mirroring this alarming trend is the increased number of children who have to be anesthetized to treat their great number of cavities and overall tooth decay. Tune in to hear Jeffrey Dean, DDS, MSD, executive associate dean at IU School of Dentistry, share his thoughts regarding the origins of this trend and advice for parents of preschoolers to reduce the incidence of cavities.