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Pediatric Oral Health Management and Treatment

Dental caries is the most common chronic childhood disease

Childhood Caries
  • 5x more common than asthma

  • 7x more common than hay fever

  • 51 million school hours lost to dental illness

  • Poor children 2x the amount of caries

  • Can lead to problems in eating, speaking, and learning

Oral Health Issues for Pedatric Patient Populations

  • Trauma

  • Caries

  • Tooth Eruption Problems

  • Pathology

Primary Teeth - Functional Role and Importance

Childhood Caries
  • Allow for proper chewing

  • Important in allowing good pronunciation and speech habits

  • Guide the proper eruption of the permanent teeth

  • Maintain arch integrity

Tooth Eruption Milestones - Developmental Table

Childhood Caries
  • Central Incisor:   4-14 months

  • Lateral Incisor:   8-18 months

  • Canine:   14-24 months

  • First Molar:   10-20 months

  • Second Molar:   20-36 months



Wisconsin Reconstructive Implant Dentistry
Bruce Winter, DDS
Hampton Dental Associates
5323 W. Hampton Avenue
Milwaukee Wisconsin WI 53218
(414) 464-9021

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