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cobweb icon Archived: Dental Caries in Preschool Children: Screening

Original Release Date: April 2004

This version of this topic is currently archived and inactive. It should be used for historical purposes only.

Archived: Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations

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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. 

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Preschool Children

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. 

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Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Dental Caries in Preschool Children: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/dental-caries-in-preschool-children-screening

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