Early Childhood Caries is a tooth decay in a child under 6 years of age. This condition is a devastating problem in young children. While some children may only have one tooth that is decayed, and some may have multiple teeth that are decayed it is important to understand that tooth decay in childhood is not normal and can be prevented.
Guideline on Behavior Guidance . The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry published guidelines to educate health care providers, parents, and other interested parties about influences on the behavior of pediatric dental patients. Communication and communicative guidance at the beginning of a dental appointment, asking questions and active/reflective listening can help establish rapport and trust
Fluoride Treatment in Children . Professionally applied fluoride is essential to help prevent decay and helps them grow with a healthy dentition. Children under the age of two should not receive any topical form of fluoride due to the potential of swallowing it.
Amalgam fillings were widely used for restorations in the past, but today dentists found negative effects on the teeth and overall health. One of the main problems with amalgam fillings is that it corrodes, releasing mercury vapor that can be absorbed into the body.