Systemic versus Topical Fluoride

  title={Systemic versus Topical Fluoride},
  author={E. Hellwig and A. Lennon},
  journal={Caries Research},
  pages={258 - 262}
  • E. Hellwig, A. Lennon
  • Published 2004
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Caries Research
  • The actual mechanism of fluoride action is still a subject of debate. A dogma has existed for many decades, that fluoride has to be ingested and acts mainly pre-eruptively. However, recent studies concerning the systemic effect of fluoride supplementation concluded that the caries-preventive effect of fluoride is almost exclusively posteruptive. Moreover, epidemiologists have cast doubt on the validity of the ‘old’ studies dealing with fluoride use. The concept of the posteruptive fluoride… CONTINUE READING
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