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Caries Prevention through Salt Fluoridation: An Overview

  title={Caries Prevention through Salt Fluoridation: An Overview},
  author={Nivya Kannacheth Balakrishnan and Archana Krishnamurthy and Vidit Singh Bawa and Archana Bhat},
The purpose of this review was to give an overview of 62 years experience of salt fluoridation and draw conclusions about the applicability of the method using evidence-based approach. Use of salt fluoridation for dental caries prevention began in Switzerland in the mid 1959s and is currently practicing in several countries around the world. The addition of fluoride to salt for human consumption was officially authorized in 1980-82. Thenceforth salt fluoridation is practiced as a community… 
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