Infants who are exclusively breastfed are subject to vitamin D deficiency, which may affect enamel development an caries risk. Early interventions, including vitamin D supplements, may promote positive oral health outcomes.
In cases of pediatric malocclusion, taking advantage of growth potential can sometimes eliminate or modify skeletal anomalies and promote normal dental and skeletal growth
Although there are many causes of childhood obesity, oral health professionals can help manage this public health issue by providing screening and education based on individual risk factors.
Pediatric dentists and general practitioners can help ensure a lifetime of oral health by educating children and families about the importance of nutrition during the developmental years.
An exploration of the pediatric and general dentist’s role in early intervention in malocclusion involving issue with space management or posterior crossbite.