Dental Caries

Dental Caries, Fluoride Supplementation

The AAFP strongly recommends ordering fluoride supplementation to prevent dental caries based on age and fluoride concentration of patient’s water supply for infants and children age 6 months through 16 years residing in areas with inadequate fluoride in the water supply (less than 0.6 ppm). (2004)

(Grade: B recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsdnch.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)