volume 146, issue 6, Pe2020034637 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-034637
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Melinda B. Clark, Martha Ann Keels, Rebecca L. Slayton

Abstract: Dental caries remains the most common chronic disease of childhood in the United States. Caries is a largely preventable condition, and fluoride has proven effectiveness in caries prevention. This clinical report aims to clarify the use of available fluoride modalities for caries prevention in the primary care setting and to assist pediatricians in using fluoride to achieve maximum protection against dental caries, while minimizing the likelihood of enamel fluorosis. Fluoride varnish application is now conside…

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