Module 3: Prevention of Tooth Decay
Module 3 discusses health behaviors and preventive measures that can reduce the risk, severity, and impact of tooth decay in children. The module provides information about when a child should first visit the dentist. It also discusses fluorides (community fluoridated water, fluoridated toothpaste, fluoride varnish, silver diamine fluoride (SDF), fluoride supplements) and xylitol.
- Indicate when a child should first visit a dentist, and why.
- List three ways that fluoride protects teeth from developing tooth decay.
- Describe what fluorosis looks like.
- Explain what xylitol is.
Time Needed to Complete this Module
Approximately 20 minutes