Can Preventative Care Actually Cause Oral Hygiene Problems?

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Can Preventative Care Actually Cause Oral Hygiene Problems?

Recent research has found that preventative care performed by a dentist on children under two years old may contribute to tooth decay and other problems when they grow older. Indeed, it seems that their teeth are more prone to cavities and similar problems.
It is not yet known if there is any type of exact correlation and yet, evidence suggests that this type of care before the age of two years may hinder the development of a healthy smile in the future.

– Incidences of tooth decay were nearly double when compared to children who received no little preventative care early in life.
– This study did not take into account extraneous factors such as fluorinated water.
– The researchers observed that other studies would need to be undertaken.
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Dr. Biju Philip

Dr. Philip (GMC No: 6072826) is a medical doctor with more than 20 years experience, of which 13 years has been in the field of Anaesthetics and Critical Care. He has also undergone extensive training in Dental Sedation and Facial Aesthetics, including Botox and dermal filler treatments, which he now practices in our dental surgery in Exning. He also works as an Anaesthetist at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds.