Preventive dentistry for the general dental practitioner

Walsh, L. J. (2000) Preventive dentistry for the general dental practitioner. Australian Dental Journal, 45 2: 76-82. doi:10.1111/j.1834-7819.2000.tb00245.x


Author Walsh, L. J.
Title Preventive dentistry for the general dental practitioner
Journal name Australian Dental Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0045-0421
Publication date 2000-06-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2000.tb00245.x
Volume 45
Issue 2
Start page 76
End page 82
Total pages 7
Place of publication Sydney
Publisher Australian Dental Association
Language eng
Subject C1
730112 Oro-dental and disorders
320899 Dentistry not elsewhere classified
Abstract Although the prevalence of dental caries has decreased gradually in the past three decades in the Australian population, dental caries remains the primary reason for tooth loss in Australia. At the community level, total health expenditure on the treatment of dental caries (and its consequences) is substantial, Accordingly, caries prevention is an important focus at both the individual and community levels. This paper outlines the principles upon which modern caries prevention is based and stresses the importance of manipulating the oral environment (in terms of salivary parameters, ions, pH and the oral flora) as a major strategy for effective long-term caries prevention. Practical advice is provided on the correct home use of preventive agents, including chewing gums, chlorhexidine, fluorides, bicarbonate rinses and phosphopeptides.
Keyword Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine
Prevention
Dental Caries
Salivary Dysfunction
Risk Assessment
Caries Prevention
Etiology
Rates
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Dentistry Publications
 
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