The Key to Caries Prevention

Nelson, Travis
November 2012
Dental Assistant;Nov/Dec2012, Vol. 81 Issue 6, p48
The article discusses about fluoride as a preventive tool for an oral disease, Caries. Fluoride prevents decay by attracting minerals and reducing acid solubility of enamel. Overexposure to fluoride, resulting in systematic and topical exposure, is also discussed. Low concentration of fluoride is ideal to prevent caries, hence the fluoridated toothpaste, mouth rinses, and varnish are suggested. Tables regarding risk factors of caries and risk assessment for different age groups are presented.


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