Practical Reviews

Does Daily Fluoridated Dentifrice in Children Negate the Need for Topical Fluoride?

Background: Studies report that the application of fluoride varnish can have a 37% reduction in DMF surfaces in primary dentition independent of other risk factors and exposures to other sources of fluoride. Other studies report no significant differences in dental caries reduction after semiannual application of fluoride varnish. Objective: To determine if toddlers receiving an enhanced preventive program of semiannual fluoride varnish applications beginning at year 1 would have l more...
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