Selection of preventive dental materials for children with special needs

Pemilihan material preventif gigi untuk anak berkebutuhan khusus

  • Anie Apriani Ilmu Kedokteran Gigi Anak, Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi, Universitas Kristen Maranatha, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Angela Evelyna Ilmu Dental Material Kedokteran Gigi Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi, Universitas Kristen Maranatha Bandung, Indonesia
  • Linda Sari Sembiring Ilmu Kedokteran Gigi Anak, Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi, Universitas Kristen Maranatha, Bandung, Indonesia
Keywords: Preventive dental materials, children with special needs, dental caries

Abstract

Problems: Children with special needs often have problems in their oral health, including caries and periodontal disease. Selec-tion of good preventive dentistry materials as a whole can reduce the risk of caries and periodontal disease as well as improve the level of dental and oral health. Objectives: To describe several preventive dentistry materials that can be used in children with special needs as a protection and prevention material for their teeth and mouth. Conclusion: The selection of the right pre-ventive dentistry materials can improve the dental health status of children with special needs. These materials can be toothpaste, fluoride topical and fluoride-containing restorative materials such as glass ionomer cement.

Published
2022-04-01