Dental India News/Discussions in the web Children under 5 and perio prevention (click on the description to go the article)
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 02 57 Subject: [Periodontal] Children under 5 and perio prevention I have a 2 1/2 year old son who's family (me and my parents) have a history of periodontal disease. I have not had him checked by a dentist but his teeth and gums look normal to my untrained eyes. My questions are: 1) Is periodontal disease something you see in children under age Five? Would it be of concern if they are not the permanent teeth? 2) Should I be doing anything with his first teeth to minimize the risk of perio from developing in them as well as in his permanent teeth? 3) At what age should he first be checked to catch signs of perio and by whom should he be checked (pediatric dentist, hygienist, regular dentist)? 4) Along the lines of cooperating with the person doing the evaluation, what would he be expected to do? Regards, Vince.
1. You are rightfully concerned about your child's oral health2. Do not agree on Fluoride tablet supplements 3. caries control is all you have to worry about for now. 4. If your hygienist and dentist are comfortable... 5. The case for eliminating the use of dietary fluoride supplements for young children - recent paper 6. The bacteria that cause periodontal disease are passed through direct contact - mostly through kissing. 7. The aerobic bacteria in the plaque bacteria metabolize oxygen rapidly . 8. children were getting the correct amount in their vitamins... 9. the amount of fluoride in the toothpaste that kids were swallowing