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AAPD policy on Dental home should include

  • Info about proper care of childs teeth and gingiva
  • Diet Counseling
  • Preventative Dental health program based on caries risk assesment & perio disease risk assesment


Plaque Control should be directed toward 2 goals. what are they?

  • Limit the number of Strep mutans and other cariogenic oragnism in dental plaque to prevent caries by mechanical elimination of supragingival plaque and limit dietary sucrose
  • Maintaining predominately gram + flora associated w/gingival health by mechanical removal of plaque from subgingiva


what are the methods of Plaque control

  • Mechanical methods
  • Chemotherapeutic methods


Mechanical Methods of Plaque Control

  • Manual Toothbrush
  • Power Toothbrush
  • Dentifrices
  • Dental floss, Floss-threading devices
  • Disclosing agents
  • Dental Prophylaxis