CHILDREN DENTAL CARE GUIDE – RECOMMENDATIONS BY AGE

CHILDREN DENTAL CARE GUIDE – RECOMMENDATIONS BY AGE

CHILDREN DENTAL CARE GUIDE – RECOMMENDATIONS BY AGE

 

 

 Why & when to visit the dentist?

 

12 to 24 months

  1. Have complete the clinical oral examination
  2. Complete a caries risk assessment.
    1. Clean teeth and remove supra- and sub-gingival stains or deposits as indicated.
    2. Have the child’s systemic and topical fluoride status assessed (including type of infant formula used, if any, and exposure to fluoridated toothpaste) and provide counseling regarding fluoride.
    3. Assessment of appropriateness of feeding practices (including bottle, breast-feeding, and no-spill training cups)
  1. Review of child’s fluoride status
    1. Topical fluoride treatments every six months or as indicated by the child’s individual needs or risk status/susceptibility to disease.

Two to six years

  1. Repeat the procedures for 12 to 24 months every six

months or as indicated by the child’s individual needs

or risk status/susceptibility to disease.

  1. Dentist provides age appropriate oral hygiene instructions.
  2. Scale and clean the teeth every six months or as indicated by individual patient’s needs.
  3. Provision of pit and fissure sealants for caries-susceptible anterior and posterior primary and permanent teeth.
  4. Assessment/treatment or referral of developing malocclusion as indicated by individual patient’s needs.
  • Treatment and/or appropriate referral for any oral diseases, habits, or injuries as indicated.
  1. Assessment of speech and language development and provide appropriate referral as indicated.

Six to 12 years

Position of the Canines

Oral hygiene and diet counselling

12 years and older

  1. Repeat the procedures for ages six to 12 years every six months or as indicated by the child’s individual needs or risk status/susceptibility to disease.
  2. During late adolescence, assessment of the presence, position, and development of third molars, giving consideration to removal when there is a high probability of disease or pathology and/or the risks associated with early removal are less than the risks of later removal.
  3. Dental checkup for continuing oral care.