Fluoride supplements for young children: an analysis of the literature focusing on benefits and risks.

@article{Riordan1999FluorideSF,
  title={Fluoride supplements for young children: an analysis of the literature focusing on benefits and risks.},
  author={Paul Riordan},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={72-83}
}
  • Paul Riordan
  • Published 1999 in Community dentistry and oral epidemiology
The use of fluoride supplements to prevent caries has been advised for more than 100 years, but serious promotion of this strategy occurred only after the effectiveness of water fluoridation was established, in the late 1950s and 1960s. Although the effectiveness of fluoride supplements was apparently endorsed by many small clinical studies, closer examination of the experimental conditions of these, their methods and the analysis of their results undermined confidence in their findings. It is… CONTINUE READING
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