Study Shows Benefits Of Fluoride Varnish.
Science Daily (4/26) reports, “Fluoride varnish effectively helps in the remineralization of the tooth surface and prevents the development and progression of caries” according to a study published by the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care. In the study, “a total of 5,002 children were treated with fluoride varnish” compared to 4,705 children who were not treated. All received training in “oral hygiene, instructions on the correct tooth brushing technique or provision of toothbrushes and fluoridated toothpaste.”
For more information about fluoride and the ADA’s advocacy efforts on fluoridation, visit ADA.org/fluoride. In addition, the updated 2018 edition of “Fluoridation Facts” is available in print (J120), as an eBook (J120T), or as a bundle (J120BT) of the two.
Dental professionals can also point their patients to the ADA’s consumer website, MouthHealthy.org, for information about fluoride and fluoridation. JADA For the Patient also includes the article, Drink Up! Fluoridated Water Helps Fight Decay.
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