Enamel white spot lesions: self-application of topical fluorides for prevention and reversal

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This review of self-applied topical fluorides for the prevention reversal of enamel white spot lesions during fixed orthodontic treatment included 3 RCTs two of which were at high risk of bias.

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Fluoride mouthrinse: regular supervised use reduces tooth decay in children

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This Cochrane review includes 37 RCTs and found regular supervised use of fluoride mouthrinse by children and adolescents is associated with a large reduction in caries increment in permanent teeth.

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ADA updates its clinical recommendations on topical fluoride for caries prevention

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In 2006 the American Dental Association (ADA) published recommendations regarding professionally applied topical fluorides.  An update of these guidelines has just been published.  An executive summary is available from the Journal of the American Dental Association and the full report can be downloaded from the ADA – Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry (ADA-EBD) website (see links).   [read the full story…]