Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 341--346

Recent advancements in fluoride: A systematic review


Ankita Bansal1, Navin Anand Ingle1, Navpreet Kaur1, Ekta Ingle2 
1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, KD Dental College and Hospital, Mathura, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vasantdada Patil Dental College and Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Ankita Bansal
Department of Public Health Dentistry, KD Dental College and Hospital, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
India

To review advancements of fluoride in dentistry, a search of 21 electronic databases and World Wide Web was conducted. Relevant journals were hand searched and further information was requested from authors. Inclusion criteria were a predefined hierarchy of evidence and objectives. Study validity was assessed with checklists. Two reviewers independently screened sources, extracted data, and assessed validity. Fluoride has become an important tool in preventive dentistry. Current research is focused on the development of strategies to improve fluoride efficacy. Fluoride therapy in the form of varnish, gel, mouth rinse, or toothpaste has been used extensively as a caries-preventive intervention for over three decades. The purpose of this review is to inform the reader about new research related to the use of fluoride for the prevention of dental caries.


How to cite this article:
Bansal A, Ingle NA, Kaur N, Ingle E. Recent advancements in fluoride: A systematic review.J Int Soc Prevent Communit Dent 2015;5:341-346


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Bansal A, Ingle NA, Kaur N, Ingle E. Recent advancements in fluoride: A systematic review. J Int Soc Prevent Communit Dent [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Jul 7 ];5:341-346
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