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ERIC Number: EJ926580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
The Importance of Tooth Decay Prevention in Children under Three
Milgrom, Peter; Huebner, Colleen; Chi, Donald
Zero to Three (J), v30 n5 p19-23 May 2010
Tooth decay and tooth loss was once the norm but public health interventions have led to major improvements for most people. Nevertheless, not all children have benefited. Dental disease in young children is unacceptably high. Tooth decay is preventable. Early childhood educators are often the first to notice the problem. Professional organizations recommend a child see a dentist at 1 year of age. Children who are at high risk benefit from optimal exposure to fluoride. Even if they drink fluoridated water, children should use fluoridated toothpaste and receive fluoride varnish treatments. Children may also benefit from treatments of topical iodine and xylitol products.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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