Archived: Dental Caries in Preschool Children: Screening
Original Release Date: April 2004
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Archived: Recommendation Summary
Summary of Recommendations
|Preschool Children - 6 Months and Older|
The USPSTF recommends that primary care clinicians prescribe oral fluoride supplementation at currently recommended doses to preschool children older than 6 months of age whose primary water source is deficient in fluoride.
The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routine risk assessment of preschool children by primary care clinicians for the prevention of dental disease.
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Dental Caries in Preschool Children: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.