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Date

2015

Abstract

Maine is a large and rural state with limited access to fluoridated drinking water and consistent health and dental care. There is little information and guidance for parents regarding the importance of home pediatric dental care, early dentist visits, and home testing for fluoridated drinking water. Parents and primary care providers must engage in a dialog regarding proper tooth care to identify child specific risk factors that can lead to childhood caries and chronic tooth decay if not addressed early and aggressively.

Keywords

Dental care, Tooth care, pediatric, Maine, fluoride, toothpaste, primary care, well water

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Disciplines

Dental Public Health and Education | Dentistry | Medical Education | Pediatric Dentistry and Pedodontics | Primary Care