Wednesday July 17, 2019

American Children Use More Toothpaste Than Recommended: Report

The CDC is a US federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia

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Common Toothpaste Ingredient May Promote Colon Cancer. Pixabay

Many American children use more toothpaste than officially recommended, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, published on Friday.

“Analysis of 2013-16 data found that over 38 per cent of children aged three to six years used more toothpaste than recommended by the CDC and other professional organisations,” Xinhua news agency reported citing the report.

The recommended toothpaste amount for children at three to six years old is of pea-size, and for those under three about a rice grain, according to the report.

The CDC also noted that nearly 80 per cent of children aged 3 to 15 years started brushing later than the recommended age of six months.

Poor dental health may lead to risk of diabetes. Pixabay
US kids use excess toothpaste: Report. Pixabay

Fluoride use could help avoid tooth decay, but the CDC recommended children to begin using fluoride toothpaste at two years of age to prevent inadvertent ingestion of fluoride and the potential risk of dental fluorosis.

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The CDC suggested parents and caregivers to make sure that children brush teeth often enough with recommended amount of toothpaste.Health care professionals and organisations could also help by providing education.

The CDC is a US federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. (IANS)

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Filling Oreo with Toothpaste Earns YouTube Prankster a Jail Sentence

The 52-year-old homeless man reportedly vomited after ingesting the toothpaste cookies

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A Spanish YouTube star, who gave a homeless man an Oreo cookie filled with toothpaste. Pixabay

A Spanish YouTube star, who gave a homeless man an Oreo cookie filled with toothpaste, has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. He also owes $22,300 to his victim, The New York Times has reported.

The 52-year-old homeless man reportedly vomited after ingesting the toothpaste cookies. He later said he has “never been treated so poorly while living on the street”.

The prankster, known as ReSet to his followers on YouTube, whose real name is Kanghua Ren, was found guilty of violating the moral integrity of the homeless man.

He is unlikely to serve any time behind bars, however, Spanish law normally allows sentences under two years for first-time offenders in nonviolent crimes to be suspended, The New York Times report on Sunday said.

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He is unlikely to serve any time behind bars. Pixabay

The YouTube star in his defence said that the video was just a “bad joke”.
“I do things to mount a show: People like what is morbid,” he told the court, according to the Spanish media.

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However, the judge noted that Ren had earned more than 2,000 euros from advertising revenues generated by the video, one of several he filmed in response to various challenges received from his followers, the report said. (IANS)