When Should Child Begin Their First Orthodontic Treatment?

Between the ages of 6 and 7, children start losing their primary teeth and their permanent teeth begin to emerge. Many parents seek dental care because their child’s front teeth are misaligned or have gaps between them. This period is known as the "ugly duckling stage," where slight gaps between the front teeth or uneven tooth alignment are considered normal.

Take medicine during pregnancy...Is it okay to take antibiotics?

During pregnancy, not all medications can be taken freely. Antibiotics are one such medication that is often avoided. However, research has shown that using antibiotics during pregnancy does not increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, language disorder, or epilepsy. This study was published online on May 25 in the prestigious medical journal, the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

0.8g of nuts a day during pregnancy...play better with children of one's age

A study found that children born to mothers who consumed more than 0.8g of nuts per day interacted better with their peers.

Low vitamin D in children linked to higher atopic dermatitis risk, study finds

Scientists at Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, have conducted a study to explore the association between vitamin D serum level and allergen sensitization and their impact on the risk of atopic dermatitis in early childhood.

Acetaminophen use in pregnancy linked to children's language delays

In a recent prospective study published in the journal Pediatric Research, researchers investigated the effect of acetaminophen, an analgesic considered safe during pregnancy, on language development in children. They found that an increased use of acetaminophen during pregnancy is potentially associated with language development issues in children.