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Acidic Toothpaste Shows Promise for Reducing Fluorosis

Posted on June 26, 2012

 

June 25, 2012 — Researchers at the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) 90th General Session and Exhibition in Iguacu Falls, Brazil, have reported that an acidic low-fluoride toothpaste may fight caries better than standard toothpaste formulations while also reducing the risk for fluorosis, according to Medscape.com.

A randomized clinical trial showed that children using a dentifrice containing 550 parts per million (ppm) of sodium fluoride with a pH of 4.5 had fewer caries in their teeth and less fluoride in their toenails than patients using an 1100 ppm fluoride with a pH of 7.0, said the researchers.

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