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Assessment of fluoridе prophylaxis in children with mixed dentition in connection with the risk of early tooth loss

Radosveta Andreeva


Properly implemented fluoride provides up to 80 percent reduction of dental caries, its complications and respectively premature tooth loss. The aim of the study is to assess fluoridе prophylaxis in children with mixed dentition in connection with the risk of early tooth loss. Subject of monitoring of the clinical research were 140 school children with mixed dentition. The clinical group consists of 90 children with prematurely extracted teeth. The patients from the clinical group were divided into three groups of 30 patients. The control group consists of 50 children with intact denture. А special questionnaire was filled from the parents of the examined child about the usage of fluoride prophylaxis (endogenous and exogenous intake of fluoride). The results show that a very small percentage of children had received optimal fluoride prophylaxis (endogenous and exogenous) - 20%. They are all in the control group. The children from the clinical groups use only fluoride toothpaste as a fluoride prophylaxis - about 78%. About 31% of them do not use any form of fluoride, even in the toothpaste, especially the children from the third group - 33,3%. Conclussion: The lack of fluoride prophylaxis leads to more premature extractions among the children with mixed dentition.


fluoridе; prophylaxis; early tooth loss

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Radosveta Andreeva
Medical University of Varna

Department of pediatric dentistry

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