Prevention 2: oral hygiene

  • Lindsay Hunter
  • Bruce Hunter


Different oral hygiene regimes are appropriate to different age groups. However, we cannot overemphasise the necessity for parents to be involved to a greater or lesser extent throughout childhood.


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Further Reading

  1. Y. Ericsson and B. Forsman, ‘Fluoride retained from mouthrinses and dentifrices in preschool children’, Caries Research, 3 (1969) 290–9.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. R. W. Evans and J. W. Stamm, ‘An epidemiological estimate of the critical period during which human maxillary central incisors are most susceptible to fluorosis’, Journal of Public Dental Health, 51 (1991) 251–9.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Fluorides and Oral Health. WHO Technical Report Series 846 (Geneva: World Health Organisation, 1994).Google Scholar
  4. R. D. Holt, C. E. Morris, G. B. Winter and M. C. Downer, ‘Enamel opacities and dental caries in children who used a low fluoride toothpaste between 2 and 5 years of age’, International Dental Journal, 44 (1994) 331–41.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. K. Milsom and C. M. Mitropoulos, ‘Enamel defects in 8-year-old children in fluoridated and non-fluoridated parts of Cheshire’, Caries Research, 24 (1990) 286–9.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. E. Newbrun, ‘Current regulations and recommendations concerning water fluoridation, fluoride supplements, and topical fluoride agents’, Journal of Dental Research 71 (1992) 1255–65.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. W. P. Rock, ‘Young children and fluoride toothpaste’, British Dental Journal, 177 (1994) 17–20.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  8. J. W. Stamm, ‘The value of dentifrices and mouthrinses in caries prevention’, International Dental Journal, 43 (1993) 517–27.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Margaret Lindsay Hunter and Bruce Hunter 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lindsay Hunter
    • 1
  • Bruce Hunter
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Wales College of Medicine Dental SchoolUK
  2. 2.University Dental Hospital NHS TrustUK

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