1. Introduction to primary preventive dentistry -- 2. Development and structure of dental plaque (a bacterial biofilm), calculus, and other tooth-adherent organic materials -- 3. Developing carious lesion -- 4. Role of dental plaque in the etiology and progress of periodontal disease -- 5. Toothbrushes and toothbrushing methods -- 6. Dentifrices, mouthrinses, and chewing gums -- 7. Oral-health self-care supplemental measures to complement toothbrushing -- Water fluoridation -- 9. Topical fluoride therapy -- 10. Pit-and-fissure sealants -- 11. Oral biologic defenses in tooth demineralization and remineralization -- 12. Caries risk assessment and caries activity testing -- Periodontal disease prevention: facts, risk assessment, and evaluation -- 14. Sugar and other sweeteners -- 15. Nutrition, diet, and oral conditions -- 16. Understanding human motivation for behavior change -- 17. Dental public-health programs -- 18. Preventive oral-health in early childhood -- 19. Oral-health promotion in schools -- 20. Preventive oral-health care for compromised individuals -- 21. Geriatric dental care -- 22. Primary preventive dentistry in a hospital setting -- 23. Rationale, guidelines, and procedures for prevention of the plaque diseases.

Location: BIO-MED Reference WU113 P9522 2004

Author: [edited by] Norman O. Harris, Franklin GarcĂ­a-Godoy

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