FP Essentials™

Oral Health

Edition #428 | January 2015

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  • Tell parents that their child’s first dental evaluation should be performed by age 12 months.
  • Recommend fluoride varnish be applied every 6 months to the teeth of children from age 6 months through 6 years who have not received this care elsewhere.
  • Prescribe oral fluoride supplementation to children from age 6 months to 16 years when the fluoride content of the child’s water supply is less than 0.6 ppm.
  • Advise patients that an avulsed primary tooth should not be replanted.
  • Advise patients that an avulsed permanent tooth should be replanted promptly.
  • Identify issues needing orthodontic attention.
  • Advise patients and their families how to seek the appropriate orthodontic care.
  • Discuss the health concerns for patients with tooth loss.
  • Perform regular oral examinations on denture wearers to assess for denture stomatitis.
  • Tell denture wearers to clean all surfaces of the denture with a soft-bristled brush and mild denture paste, avoiding regular toothpaste because its abrasiveness may damage the denture.

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