HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Teen tooth trauma prevalent in Ontario

Nearly one in five Ontario Grade 8 students shows evidence of damage to his or her front teeth, says a new University of Toronto study.

This is the first study of dental injury done in Ontario, says David Locker, a professor with the U of T Faculty of Dentistry. Similar studies have been done in other countries because tooth trauma is considered one of the most severe conditions children can experience. "Once you break an anterior tooth, you carry that with you for life," says Locker. "Although it can be treated, there's a likelihood you'll need to repeat that treatment every 10 years. The cost of initial treatment can be quite high, depending on the injury, and the lifetime cost is estimated to be as high as $250,000 for four teeth."

Locker and his research team examined a random sample of 14-year-olds in schools served by six Ontario public health departments: Durham region, Halton region, Hamilton, Simcoe County, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph and York region. Overall, 18.5 per cent of the teens almost one in five showed evidence of tooth damage; six per cent exhibited severe damage with teeth broken or knocked out. They also found that youth who had problems with cavities also tended to have tooth injuries.

The team's next task is to determine the causes of the teen tooth trauma, including such potential culprits as hockey injuries and family violence, and where the injuries take place. "We want to determine how many of these injuries are preventable and how we can prevent them," says Locker. His research appears in the January/February issue of the Canadian Journal of Public Health.


'"/>

Contact: Elaine Smith
elaine.smith@utoronto.ca
416-978-5948
University of Toronto
14-Mar-2005


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Scientists image tooth decay in the 3rd dimension
2. Bone implants could aid healing after tooth removal
3. Companies flout law on tobacco in tooth care products
4. Recent study suggests that tooth loss/gum disease may be associated with heart disease
5. UCSF scientists may have found link to early childhood tooth decay
6. Violence exposure and traumatic stress reactions can lead to poor health in children
7. Steroids increase death risk from traumatic head injury
8. Patients with abdominal trauma at risk for intra-abdominal infections following surgery
9. Cumulative trauma in adulthood can worsen health in later years
10. Job-stressed women more vulnerable than men to 9/11 trauma
11. Elevated rates of trauma may put urban American Indian women at increased risk for contracting HIV

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Teen tooth trauma prevalent Ontario

(Date:10/22/2014)... On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Brownsville Community Health ... fitness fair ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!®. The ... better health and wellness for people of all ages and ... the public, will be held at Dean Porter Park, 501 ... pm. , “¡Vive tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... staffing company, is happy to announce that our ... to Staffing Industry Analysts’ Staffing 100 for 2014. ... the “100 most influential people in the staffing ... Medical Solutions, the 13th-largest healthcare staffing company in ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... For Dr. Iris Hunter, a job is more than just ... life’s mission. Her extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, coupled ... make it clear that Hunter’s mission is to serve others. ... a difference in the lives of others,” Hunter said. “Additionally, ... I felt ready to start on this journey as a ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The ... passengers arriving from Ebola-affected nations of West Africa ... screen them for infection with the virus. ... Jeh Johnson noted that 94 percent of air ... land at one of these five airports -- ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... October 22, 2014 The ... which is dedicated to distribute health information technology ... delivery worldwide announced the development of six key ... expect when receiving healthcare. These are an expansion ... care: “providing care that is respectful of and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Brownsville Community Health Center Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 2Health News:Brownsville Community Health Center Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 3Health News:Brownsville Community Health Center Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 4Health News:Medical Solutions Co-Founder/CFO Scott Anderson Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Staffing 100 2Health News:Medical Solutions Co-Founder/CFO Scott Anderson Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Staffing 100 3Health News:Dr. Iris Hunter to Host Grand Opening of FirstLight HomeCare Tomorrow 2Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 2Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 3Health News:The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation Announces Release of Guiding Principles for Patient Experience-Centered Care 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... HAMILTON, N.J. , Oct. 22, 2014 ... CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited laboratory which specializes in high ... that it is now offering new Cystic ... including next- generation DNA sequencing platforms. ... a genetically inherited multisystem disorder that affects ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct 22, 2014 Antigen Discovery ... Irvine, California , announced the receipt of a ... Innovation Research award (SBIR) from the National Institute of Dental and ... the development of a Pan-HIV Protein Microarray Chip, which ... and HIV-2 subtypes and aid in the development of ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... AVACEN Medical announced today that its AVACEN ... clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This ... the Internet for: the temporary relief of joint ... and sprains . Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153513 ... is a sophisticated medical device incorporating over 3,000 firmware ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, L.L.C. Institute for Biomarker Research Announces New Prenatal Cystic Fibrosis Tests 2Biomarker Discovery Company, Antigen Discovery Inc., Awarded an NIH Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Grant to Develop a Pan-HIV Protein Microarray Chip 2AVACEN Medical Announces FDA Clearance of First Medical Device with Internal Game Mode 2
Cached News: