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    Fluoride Varnish Essay

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    Introduction Everyday children are suffering from pain caused by dental caries. This decaying of teeth is the most common chronic illness among children and prevention is vital to their development. Fluoride varnish is a topical 5% sodium fluoride concentration applied to the surface of teeth twice a year in hopes to prevent these cavities. (Moyer, 2014) The purpose of this paper was to determine if fluoride varnish treatments are successful in the prevention of dental caries in children. Pediatric Population Affected The population at risk for developing caries due to lack of fluoride in the combined articles range from the first tooth eruption up to thirteen years of age. Families of low-income households also sustain a high risk for…

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    Water fluoridation is a process of adding fluoride to public water until a desired level of fluoride in the water is reached. It has been used as a public health measure to reduce tooth decay and it is important for oral health especially the teeth. Natural water contains a small amount of fluoride but it is limited and insufficient to provide a significant change in the improvement of oral health. Water fluoridation adds fluoride to public water and it is adjusted to between 0.7 - 1.0 parts per…

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    INTRODUCTION The management strategies of dental caries are dependent on the stage at which caries is detected. The incipient carious lesions are characterized by subsurface dissolution due to more fluoride ions in the 50-100 microns of the tooth’s outer surface and less fluoride in subsurface region. Sub surface, non cavitated lesions are amenable to remineralization, thus early detection and diagnosis is of prime importance. 1-3 Traditionally diagnosis of dental caries…

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    because it is an easy way to protect their teeth from tooth decay and dental caries. Community water fluoridation is the addition of fluoride to drinking water with the aim of reducing tooth decay and can help prevent dental caries (breakdown of the tooth). It has been demonstrated to be safe and beneficial through every stage of life and for all people, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. According to CDC, approximately 93% of Maryland residents on public water supplies…

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    Page 1: Elizabethtown, KY & Surrounding Areas, orthodontists - http://www.elizabethtownorthodontics.com/orthodontist.html Whether you're looking to correct your child's overbite or simply hoping to improve your smile, orthodontic treatment can significantly improve your confidence or that of your child's in a short period of time. When you turn to Ising Orthodontics in Elizabethtown, KY, our highly skilled orthodontists will take the time to learn about your individual goals and expectations…

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    Fortunately, he is not in acute distress at the moment. In the meantime, relief of pain will be provided. The enamel caries which are classified as radiographic C1 and C2 and the incipient enamel lesions located on the labial surfaces of 11, 21, 13 and 23 will be treated conservatively with the application of high fluoride varnish (Duraphat 22600 ppm fluoride) to reduce sensitivity as it has been shown to remineralise teeth even in the presence of plaque (Hellwig, Klimek, Schmidt, & Egerer,…

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    There are many effective ways to prevent oral infections or problems. For example, good dental hygiene should be a daily routine. Brushing and flossing twice or more a day can lead to healthier gums and teeth. Visiting the dentist twice a year for a regular cleaning is also a way to prevent complications. Another prophylactic example is water fluoridation. “Drinking fluoridated water keeps the teeth strong, and reduced tooth decay by approximately 25% in children and adults” (CDC, 2015). It is…

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    Caries Risk Assessment

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    either lower or maintain the current caries risk. Participation in CAMBRA Patients are categorized into risk levels based on disease indicators and risk factors they present with. Once patients are assigned a risk level, interventions and procedures are tailored based on risk and the individual. Additionally, patients are not stuck in one category; they can move to a lower or higher risk depending on whether or not they receive intervention. Low-Risk Patients Low-risk patients are classified…

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    Scotland's Oral Health

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    no signs of dental decay in permanent teeth compared with 52 percent in 2005 when the policy was first put into action, showing that there has been considerably improvement since the policy was put into action. The timeline and key areas looking at children’s dental health set out in the policy by the Scottish Government in 2005 was that By 2008 1. All children will have access to dental care on starting nursery school. 2. The amount of children aged 0‐2 years under dental care/supervision will…

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    Glossing In The 1800s

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    From the emergence of the first baby tooth, we're relegated to a lifetime of good dental hygiene. Fortunately, there are handy and inexpensive ways to ensure that our pearly whites remain in our mouths for as long as possible: teeth brushing, regular visits to the dentist, and flossing. Today, the simple silk thread is a crucial weapon against gum disease. Flossing is an integral part of good oral hygiene, although it took some convincing for the public to embrace the practice. American…

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