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Maintaining and improving the oral health of young children.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Section On Oral Health,
Published in: Pediatrics
December 2014

Oral health is an integral part of the overall health of children. Dental caries is a common and chronic disease process with significant short- and long-term consequences. The prevalence of dental caries for the youngest of children has not decreased over the past decade, despite improvements for older children. As health care professionals responsible for the overall health of children, pediatricians frequently confront morbidity associated with dental caries. Because the youngest children visit the pediatrician more often than they visit the dentist, it is important that pediatricians be knowledgeable about the disease process of dental caries, prevention of the disease, and interventions available to the pediatrician and the family to maintain and restore health.

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Published In

Pediatrics

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EISSN

1098-4275

Publication Date

December 2014

Volume

134

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1224 / 1229

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Tooth Remineralization
  • Risk Factors
  • Risk Assessment
  • Physician's Role
  • Pediatrics
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Oral Health
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Infant
  • Humans
 

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Section On Oral Health, . (2014). Maintaining and improving the oral health of young children. Pediatrics, 134(6), 1224–1229. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-2984
Section On Oral Health, Thomas. “Maintaining and improving the oral health of young children.Pediatrics 134, no. 6 (December 2014): 1224–29. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-2984.
Section On Oral Health. Maintaining and improving the oral health of young children. Pediatrics. 2014 Dec;134(6):1224–9.
Section On Oral Health, Thomas. “Maintaining and improving the oral health of young children.Pediatrics, vol. 134, no. 6, Dec. 2014, pp. 1224–29. Pubmed, doi:10.1542/peds.2014-2984.
Section On Oral Health. Maintaining and improving the oral health of young children. Pediatrics. 2014 Dec;134(6):1224–1229.

Published In

Pediatrics

DOI

EISSN

1098-4275

Publication Date

December 2014

Volume

134

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1224 / 1229

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Tooth Remineralization
  • Risk Factors
  • Risk Assessment
  • Physician's Role
  • Pediatrics
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Oral Health
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Infant
  • Humans