Stannous fluoride dentifrice with sodium hexametaphosphate: review of laboratory, clinical and practice-based data.

@article{Sensabaugh2009StannousFD,
  title={Stannous fluoride dentifrice with sodium hexametaphosphate: review of laboratory, clinical and practice-based data.},
  author={Cynthia F Sensabaugh and Mary Elizabeth Sagel},
  journal={Journal of dental hygiene : JDH},
  year={2009},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={70-8}
}
Dentifrice was originally used to promote oral hygiene by cleaning teeth. However, with advances in product formulation, it has become a valuable vehicle for the delivery of agents offering health and cosmetic benefits. Stannous fluoride, introduced in 1955 in dentifrice, is one of the longest established of such agents. The well-known anti-caries efficacy of stannous fluoride is based on its impact on the tooth surfaces and on its antibacterial activity. More recently, the demand for tooth… CONTINUE READING

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