• The Importance of Mouthguards in Sports

    29 days ago - By Alameda Pediatric Dentistry

    If your child loves sports, especially contact sports, you understand how important protective gear can be for your child's health and wellbeing. If not required by your child's league or association, it can be easy to forget to protect your child's smile while playing sports. According to the American Dental Association, 10-20% of all sports related injuries are maxillofacial. Fortunately, many of these injuries can be prevented or the damage significantly minimized by using a mouthguard while playing sports.
    What is a mouthguard?
    A mouthguard is a cushioning oral appliance made of...
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  • Effects of Child Protective Custody Status and Health Risk Behaviors on Healthcare Use among Adolescents

    Effects of Child Protective Custody Status and Health Risk Behaviors on Healthcare Use among Adolescents

    29 days ago - By Academic Pediatrics

    To determine whether current protective custody status (i.e., youth currently in the temporary or permanent custody of child protective services, e.g., foster and kinship care) contributes to increased healthcare utilization compared to youth never in protective custody. Health characteristics and behaviors were expected to account for differences in healthcare use among the two groups.
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