SELF-PREPARATION STANNOUS FLUORIDE PROPHYLACTIC TECHNIQUE IN PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY: REPORT AFTER TWO YEARS
NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT
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The topical application of stannous fluoride to the teeth of military personnel has been shown to significantly reduce the dental decay rates of the men so treated. The time spent by the dentist in polishing the teeth for this treatment is so great, however, that these applications could not be given to all Naval personnel. A method whereby the individual polishes his own teeth under supervision has been evaluated and the results after two years indicate significant decay reductions comparable to that seen in men who received the entire treatment from the dentist. The new self-preparation method should enable every man in the Naval service to receive the benefits of topical stannous fluoride treatment.
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