Guideline on Behavior Guidance . The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry published guidelines to educate health care providers, parents, and other interested parties about influences on the behavior of pediatric dental patients. Communication and communicative guidance at the beginning of a dental appointment, asking questions and active/reflective listening can help establish rapport and trust
Dental amalgam fillings contains elemental mercury. It releases low levels of mercury in the form of a vapor that can be inhaled and absorbed by the lungs. High levels of mercury vapor exposure are associated with adverse effects in the brain and the kidneys.
Fluoride Treatment in Children . Professionally applied fluoride is essential to help prevent decay and helps them grow with a healthy dentition. Children under the age of two should not receive any topical form of fluoride due to the potential of swallowing it.