Preventing Dental Caries in Children at High Caries Risk

This guideline is intended for dentists, students, and those who are interested the caries in more detail. It must be understood that dental caries are preventable. A primary prevention approach can significantly protect you from the dental caries. This primary prevention approach aims at creating a barrier between the aetiological agent and the host. Primary prevention aims to keep the children free of caries. Secondary prevention tries to limit the progression of the caries if they have already started forming and minimizing the effect as early as possible. There can be tertiary approaches that aim at limiting the extent of disability of the disease has caused any functional problem.