Dental caries prevention recommendations include fluoride supplementation and varnish
(dailyRx News) From the moment your child’s first tooth erupts, bacteria has the ability to cause caries, or tooth decay leading to cavities. Dental caries are actually the leading chronic disease among young children in the US.
New recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force address what can be done to help prevent caries in kids.
The recommendations update those issued by the Task Force in 2004. The main recommendation then was to give fluoride supplements to children whose tap water was not adequately fluoridated.
The new statement adds the recommendation that children receive a fluoride varnish on their teeth when visiting their primary care doctor.
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