Fluoride Therapy Across the Life-Span - Part I
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This is Part III of our ongoing series about Fluoride. For part II of the series, visit This Link
After hearing this podcast, the listener should:
- Understand the ways that fluoride can be used most effectively depending on the age of the patient
- Understand the best ways to administer fluoride therapy to infants, children, and patients up to age 19
every phase of life, individuals experience numerous oral and dental health
changes. Disease conditions may diverse and present themselves at various times
throughout life. Patterns do exist for each category, however, many may not
share the same oral concern. The decision-making process, involved with
fluoride therapy recommendation, incorporates a medical history and oral health
examination. The patient's age, caries rate, oral hygiene practices, diet, and
motivation are just a number of factors that must be considered when planning a
fluoride program. This portion of our podcast series deals with patients up to 19 years of age.
To continue to Part IV of this podcast series, and continue familiarizing yourself with Fluoride Use Across the Life Span, visit:
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