With a variety of concentrations, application types, and delivery methods, clinicians can recommend the right fluoride product for their patients' individual needs.
By Petal C. Leu-wai-see, AAS, RDH, BSDH, MA, and Cynthia J. Howard, RDH, BS, MS, CCRC
The effectiveness of fluoride varnish
in preventing caries is the focus of this
By Ryan L. Quock, DDS
While fluoride is key to preventing
tooth decay, aspects of its usage can
greatly affect efficacy.
By Constanza E. Fernández, DDS, PhD, and
Carlos González-Cabezas, DDS, MSD, PhD
Dental hygienists need to be prepared to
promote and defend community water
fluoridation as an effective caries-prevention
By Erin C. Knoerl, MPH, and Meg D. Atwood, RDH, MPS
Oral health professionals should be ready to advocate for this
important component of caries prevention efforts.
By Lori Rainchuso, RDH, MS
A behind-the-scenes look at fluoride and its role in
preventing dental caries among young children.
By Gary R. Nelson, DDS, MS
The systemic use of fluoride provides many benefits in reducing
By Charles D. Larsen, DMD, MS; Marcia Daronch, DDS, PhD; and
Amr M. Moursi, DDS, PhD
Topical fluoride therapy is a safe and effective method for reducing the risk of caries among children of all ages.
By Charles D. Larsen, DDS, MS; Marcia Daronch, DDS, PhD; and Amr M. Moursi, DDS, PhD
The rise of bottled water consumption has some unintended effects on the environment and oral health.
By Travis Nelson, DDS, MSD, MPH
The benefits of fluoride outweigh its risks in the prevention of caries in very young children.
By Mariella Garcia, DDS