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Conference Paper: Uses of sodium fluoride varnish in dental practice.

TitleUses of sodium fluoride varnish in dental practice.
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherRoyal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.racds.org
Citation
The 19th Convocation of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) conjoint with the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong (CDSHK), Hong Kong, 30 May-2 June 2008. In Annals Of The Royal Australasian College Of Dental Surgeons, 2008, v. 19, p. 58-61 How to Cite?
AbstractFluoride varnish is developed to prolong the contact time between fluoride and tooth surface, so that the tooth becomes more resistant to caries attack. The active ingredient of fluoride varnish is usually 5% sodium fluoride, (22,600 ppm fluoride). Studies have found that fairly insoluble globules of calcium fluoride-like material formed on the tooth surface after topical fluoride application. These globules act as a reservoir of fluoride in the mouth for a prolonged period of time. Systematic reviews corroborate evidence for the efficacy of fluoride varnish in the prevention of dental caries. Sodium fluoride varnish is used to prevent caries development, arrest early enamel and even soft dentine caries through promotion of remineralization of carious tooth substance. It is also used to treat tooth hypersensitivity. Some use it as a provisional luting agent by itself or combined with other provisional luting agents for cementing provisional crowns. Fluoride varnish has recently gained much attention in dentistry because it is quick and easy to apply. It sets rapidly on teeth, and gagging and swallowing is unusual. Side-effects or complications of its use are rare. Studies show that fluoride varnish is safe for young children and the risk of dental fluorosis is minimal. The simplicity of its application makes it very suitable and practical for use in dental clinics and outreach dental services, especially in young children and in other special needs groups.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/94005
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dc.contributor.authorChu, CHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, Een_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-25T15:18:32Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-25T15:18:32Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 19th Convocation of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) conjoint with the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong (CDSHK), Hong Kong, 30 May-2 June 2008. In Annals Of The Royal Australasian College Of Dental Surgeons, 2008, v. 19, p. 58-61en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0158-1570en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/94005-
dc.description.abstractFluoride varnish is developed to prolong the contact time between fluoride and tooth surface, so that the tooth becomes more resistant to caries attack. The active ingredient of fluoride varnish is usually 5% sodium fluoride, (22,600 ppm fluoride). Studies have found that fairly insoluble globules of calcium fluoride-like material formed on the tooth surface after topical fluoride application. These globules act as a reservoir of fluoride in the mouth for a prolonged period of time. Systematic reviews corroborate evidence for the efficacy of fluoride varnish in the prevention of dental caries. Sodium fluoride varnish is used to prevent caries development, arrest early enamel and even soft dentine caries through promotion of remineralization of carious tooth substance. It is also used to treat tooth hypersensitivity. Some use it as a provisional luting agent by itself or combined with other provisional luting agents for cementing provisional crowns. Fluoride varnish has recently gained much attention in dentistry because it is quick and easy to apply. It sets rapidly on teeth, and gagging and swallowing is unusual. Side-effects or complications of its use are rare. Studies show that fluoride varnish is safe for young children and the risk of dental fluorosis is minimal. The simplicity of its application makes it very suitable and practical for use in dental clinics and outreach dental services, especially in young children and in other special needs groups.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherRoyal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.racds.orgen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAnnals of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeonsen_HK
dc.subject.meshCalcium Fluoride - pharmacokinetics-
dc.subject.meshCariostatic Agents - administration and dosage - chemistry - therapeutic use-
dc.subject.meshDental Caries - prevention and control-
dc.subject.meshFluorides, Topical - administration and dosage - therapeutic use-
dc.subject.meshSodium Fluoride - administration and dosage - chemistry - therapeutic use-
dc.titleUses of sodium fluoride varnish in dental practice.en_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChu, CH:chchu@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume19en_HK
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dc.identifier.epage61en_HK
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_HK
dc.description.otherThe 19th Convocation of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) conjoint with the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong (CDSHK), Hong Kong, 30 May-2 June 2008. In Annals Of The Royal Australasian College Of Dental Surgeons, 2008, v. 19, p. 58-61-
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