Fluorides - mode of action and recommendations for use

Lussi, Adrian; Hellwig, Elmar; Klimek, Joachim (2012). Fluorides - mode of action and recommendations for use. Schweizerische Monatsschrift für Zahnmedizin, 122(11), pp. 1030-6. Bern: Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft

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Summary Various authors have shown that the caries decline in the industrialized countries during recent decades is based on the use of fluorides, of which local fluoride application in the form of fluoridated toothpastes is of primary importance. The caries-protective potential of fluorapatite is quite low; in contrast, dissolved fluorides in the vicinity of enamel are effective both in promoting remineralization and inhibiting demineralization. Considering the fact that the caries decline occurred at the same time that local fluoridation measures became widely used, the conclusion seems justified that regular application of F⁻ can inhibit caries.

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Journal Article (Further Contribution)


04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry

UniBE Contributor:

Lussi, Adrian




Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft




Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:30

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:16

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/11590 (FactScience: 217792)

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