PROTECTION OF ENAMEL SURFACES BY COMMERCIAL AND LABORATORY-PREPARED STANNOUS FLUORIDE PROPHYLAXIS PASTES.
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SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX
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A laboratory investigation was carried out in which both commercially available and laboratory prepared prophylaxis pastes were evaluated as to ability to decrease enamel solubility in lactic acid. Commerically available mixtures from which pastes containing approximately 8 to 10 stannous fluoride were prepared, reduced enamel solubility by about 60 to 80. Higher concentrations of stannous fluoride provided somewhat more protection, but this increase was not sufficient to offset the disadvantage of increased clinical complications reported for these pastes. The incorporation of stannous fluoride in a prophylaxis mixture is to be recommended. While the subsequent topical application of a stannous fluoride solution is also desirable, it is recognized that the time required for this procedure must be markedly reduced if universal acceptance is to be attained. Author
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