The Prevention of Childhood Dental Caries in China
American Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages: 228-233
Received: May 16, 2020; Accepted: May 27, 2020; Published: Jun. 4, 2020
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Xu Zheng, School of Dentistry, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, PR China; Department of Dentistry, The First Affiliated Hospital of Hainan Medical University, Haikou, PR China
Chun Yi Cao, Hainan Eye Hospital and Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Haikou, PR China
Sheng Ping Cao, Institute of Clinical, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, PR China
Qiuchi Ran, School of Dentistry, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, PR China
Shi Wang Wu, School of Dentistry, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, PR China
Zhu Ling Guo, School of Dentistry, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, PR China; Department of Dentistry, The First Affiliated Hospital of Hainan Medical University, Haikou, PR China
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Children's oral health is the foundation of a healthy life. Dental caries is a common disease among children, which not only affects children's physical and mental health, but also has a negative impact on their families and the surrounding social environment. The world health organization (WHO) and the international dental union (FDI) have established a 2020 global goal for oral health. At present, the prevalence of dental caries among children in China is high, the awareness rate of oral health knowledge and behavioral development is low, the ability of oral health services at the grassroots level is weak, and the oral health work of children needs to be strengthened. This paper is a review paper and examines the basis of the disease and the recent studies carried out in various parts of The Peoples Republic of China, including the Hong Kong Special Administrative area. It recommended that oral hygiene be included in school curricula as part of children's general education, and called on Chinese teachers and parents to participate. At the same time, it is suggested that oral health care programmes be incorporated into general health education programmes and that children with dental caries be encouraged to take further active treatment in time.
Dental Caries, Children, Dental Care, China
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Xu Zheng, Chun Yi Cao, Sheng Ping Cao, Qiuchi Ran, Shi Wang Wu, Zhu Ling Guo, The Prevention of Childhood Dental Caries in China, American Journal of Pediatrics. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2020, pp. 228-233. doi: 10.11648/j.ajp.20200603.19
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