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US panel recommends fluoride varnish for infants

Paediatricians and other primary care doctors should apply fluoride varnish to infants’ teeth soon after they erupt, according to new cavity-fighting guidelines. [s]Health24[/s] reports that the recommendations come from the [b]US Preventive Services Task Force[/b], a government-backed panel. In addition, the task force continues to urge doctors to prescribe oral fluoride supplements to infants who have not had fluoride added to their drinking water. Supplements come in daily doses of drops, tablets or lozenges.

[link url=http://www.health24.com/Lifestyle/Oral-health/News/Doctors-urged-to-apply-fluoride-to-babies-teeth-20140507]Full Health24 report[/link]

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