DrBicuspid.com: NYU study: Family dynamics heavily impact oral health

August 8, 2012 02:24 PM
Dental researchers are increasingly focusing on how psychological factors affect oral health, especially when it comes to cracking the code on the causes of early childhood caries.
A recent study conducted by Richard Heyman, PhD, and Amy Smith Slep, PhD, co-directors of the Family Translational Research Group at the New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), is part of an ongoing effort at the school to understand how mental health impacts oral health. The researchers found that the more verbal or physical aggression that occurred between parents, the more oral health problems a child in the home had.

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