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Early diagnosis is important for successful treatment of periodontal diseases. Therefore, it is important that children receive a periodontal examination as part of routine dental visits. You should know that an advanced form of periodontal disease may be an early sign that your child is a systemic disease.
Consideration should be given a general medical evaluation for children with severe periodontitis, especially if it appears resistant to therapy.
Many medications can cause dry mouth or create other threats to oral health. Be sure to tell your dental professional about all other medicines that family members are taking.
What is fluoride and why is it important?
Fluoride is a chemical found in nature that can be added to drinking water and is found naturally in some foods from the diet.
When ingested fluoride during tooth formation (from pregnancy to age 16 approximately) hardens the enamel, which is the most surface of the teeth, becoming more resistant to attack by decay.
Once erupted fluoride can strengthen and even goes to repair minor damage to the enamel when used as mouthwashes or rinses, toothpastes or applications by the dentist in the office.