USPSTF advises applying fluoride dental varnish for young children

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care physicians apply fluoride varnish for children younger than 5 years and prescribe fluoride supplementation when indicated, but the evidence is inadequate for recommending screening for cavities in young children. These recommendations form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online May 11.

USPSTF advises applying fluoride dental varnish for young children
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care physicians apply fluoride varnish for children younger than 5 years and prescribe fluoride supplementation when indicated, but the evidence is inadequate for recommending screening for cavities in young children. These recommendations form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online May 11.