Review Article
Volume 19 Issue 2 - 2020
Primary Prevention for Pediatric Patients
Amal Saleem Safar Alharthi1 and Ahmed M Elmarakby2*
1General Practitioner Dentist, Saudi Arabia
2Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, Al-Farabi Colleges for Dentistry and Nursing, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Lecturer of Operative Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Assiute Branch, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Ahmed M Elmarakby, Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, Al-Farabi Colleges for Dentistry and Nursing, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Lecturer of Operative Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Assiute Branch, Egypt.
Received: December 05, 2019; Published: January 03, 2020


Background: Caries is a progressive disease. One of the best foretelling for future dental caries is proof of previously caries trials or the presence of current caries. Dental caries is usually treated by both surgical and nonsurgical methods. However, the nonsurgical method is considered much better as it is minimally invasive. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) advise that kids start a brush tooth in home by first tooth exposed from first to 6 months.

Materials and Methods: Online search in English language has been done through scientific website such as PubMed, google scholar and dental medical books at the last 20 years (1999 - 2019) to get the determined current subject. For a literature review search keywords were used: Primary caries, fluoride application, children caries management, and Nd:YAG laser.

Results: The study identified 206 articles from initial search cri­teria. After reading and evaluating the abstracts, the researchers discarded articles unrelated to the inclu­sion criteria. Finally, 39 studies were included.

Conclusion: Sealant materials have the ability to be retained in the occlusal surfaces of teeth of children and adolescents, showing a potential effectiveness for caries prevention, their application having deep effects on the dental caries of all tooth surfaces.

Keywords: Primary Caries; Fluoride Application; Children Caries Management; Effect of Nd:YAG Laser on Caries Protection; Tooth Re-Mineralization


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Citation: Amal Saleem Safar Alharthi and Ahmed M Elmarakby. “Primary Prevention for Pediatric Patients”. EC Dental Science 19.2 (2020): 01-07.

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