Fluoride balance in infants and young children in the UK and its clinical relevance for the dental team

Maguire, A.; Zohoori, F. V.
June 2013
British Dental Journal;6/8/2013, Vol. 214 Issue 11, p587
Academic Journal
This paper provides an overview of the main sources of fluoride (F) in children and discusses the importance of assessing F exposure at an individual and community level. It describes some of the methods used to assess F exposure by estimating F intake and excretion, together with the development and use of biomarkers for F and their importance. The paper focuses on what recent F research has shown in terms of significant sources of dietary F intake in UK infants and young children and the proportion of F intake that derives from F ingestion of toothpaste. This information is considered in the context of clinical dental practice and the implications of this research for oral health discussed.


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