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USPSTF Recommends PCPs Apply Fluoride to Infants’ Teeth

An article published by Reuters reports, “Pediatricians and other primary care doctors should apply fluoride varnish to infants’ teeth soon after they erupt, according to new cavity-fighting guidelines.” The recommendations, from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), found that “Only one in four preschool children is seeing a dentist, but most see a primary care clinician.” Dr. Michael LeFevre told Reuters Health, “Primary care clinicians can play an important complementary role in helping dentists keep children’s teeth healthy.”

Read the article published by Reuters.