Maintaining and Improving the Oral Health of Young Children

  title={Maintaining and Improving the Oral Health of Young Children},
  author={David M. Krol and Adriana Segura and Suzanne Boulter and Melinda B. Clark and Rani S. Gereige and Wendy E. Mouradian and Rocio B Quinonez and Francisco Ramos-Gomez and Rebecca Slayton and Martha Ann Keels and Joseph B Castellano and Sheila Strock and Lauren Barone},
  pages={1224 - 1229}
Oral health is an integral part of the overall health of children. Dental caries is a common and chronic disease process with significant short- and long-term consequences. The prevalence of dental caries for the youngest of children has not decreased over the past decade, despite improvements for older children. As health care professionals responsible for the overall health of children, pediatricians frequently confront morbidity associated with dental caries. Because the youngest children… 

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