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Fluoride varnish in a busy pediatric office? Yes, you can do it!

Escrito por: Ailis Clyne, MD, MPH

When our practice was contacted about training for applying fluoride varnish a couple of years ago, it sounded like a great service to provide our patients.  But, we were worried about working in another component to well baby visits.  How do you apply it?  Who would apply it?  How long does it take?  Can you bill for the service?  What needs to be documented?

Oral Health Booklets for Dental Providers - Available in Multiple Languages

We do all that we can to make information available to as many people as possible. That's why we were very excited to find that Global Child Dental Fund in London, England has downloadable booklets that address important childhood oral health topics in many different languages.

Is Fluoride Rinse Right For Your Child?

The quick answer is: YES!

Fluoride is a natural mineral found in water. Fluoride is very important for children as their teeth grow and they get older because it helps to stop cavities and makes their teeth stronger. When a tooth is weakened by tooth decay, fluoride is absorbed into the tooth to make it strong again.

One way to help your child get enough fluoride is to use a fluoride rinse after brushing.

What is a fluoride rinse?

¿Es un enjuague con fluoruro beneficioso para su niño?

La respuesta inmediata es: ¡SÍ!

El fluoruro es un mineral natural que se encuentra en el agua. El fluoruro es muy importante para los niños mientras crecen sus dientes y crecen ellos mismos porque ayuda a proteger contra las caries y fortalece los dientes. Cuando un diente resulta debilitado por una carie, el diente absorbe el fluoruro y recupera su fortaleza.

Una manera de ayudar a su niño a obtener suficiente fluoruro es usar un enjuague con fluoruro después de cepillarse los dientes.

¿Qué es un enjuague con fluoruro?

Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care

Qualis Health recently published a white paper and released a video about the importance of incorporating preventive oral healthcare into routine medical visits. Often, primary care physicians are in a perfect position to detecting oral disease early and to engage families of young children in a discussion about preventing oral disease.

Parents & Families: Learn About The Friendly People You Meet At the Dentist's Office

It’s important to know who you and your child will meet at a dental visit. People who work in a dentist's office are usually friendly and they are there because they care about keeping your child’s teeth and gums healthy.

Here are some of the different types of people you will meet when you visit the dentist's office.

Receptionist

Padres y Familias: Las simpáticas personas que conoce en el consultorio del dentista

Es importante saber a quién conocerá usted y su niño durante una visita dental. Las personas que trabajan en el consultorio de un dentista son generalmente simpáticas y están allí porque se preocupan por la salud de los dientes y las encías de su niño.

Estos son algunos de los tipos diferentes de personas que conocerá cuando visita el consultorio del dentista.

Recepcionista

Por qué importan los dientes del bebé

Este blog es una reseña de la circular electrónica mensual National Center on Health's Brush Up on Oral Health monthly e-newsletter.
 
Muchos padres piensan que los dientes de leche (del bebé) son menos importantes que los dientes permanentes porque los dientes de leche eventualmente se van a caer. Sin embargo, los dientes de leche son la clave para el crecimiento y desarrollo del niño en cinco importantes maneras. 
 

Why Baby Teeth Matter

 
Many parents believe that primary (baby) teeth are less important than permanent teeth because primary teeth are going to “fall out anyway.” However, primary teeth are key to a child’s growth and development in five important ways. 
 

Disturbing gaps in oral health literacy

Escrito por: Alice Horowitz and Dushanka V. Kleinman

This guest blog post was co-authored by Alice Horowitz and Dushanka V. Kleinman, faculty members at University of Maryland School of Public Health (SPH). This blog post was written for the Children's Dental Health Project blog: TeethMatter and is shared with permission.

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