Pediatricians Play a Role in Children’s Oral Health

In a revised statement, “Maintaining and Improving the Oral Health of Young Children,” which is featured in the December 2014 issue of Pediatrics, the AAP notes that pediatricians play an important role in improving oral health for young children. Younger children often see a pediatrician more frequently than a dentist, putting pediatricians in a unique position to provide oral health counseling. 

– See more at: http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/Pediatricians-Play-a-Role-in-Children’s-Oral-Health.aspx

FDA Issues Warning For Teething Pain Medicine

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning for oral viscous lidocaine, which is used in some topical teething medicines. According to a safety announcement issued by the FDA on June 26, 2014, these prescription oral medicines can lead to serious harm or even death in infants and young children. 

If you have any questions, please contact your CMC physician. 

To learn more about this news, read the Pediatric News article here.