Accession Number:

AD0731130

Title:

Two Commercial Prophylactic Pastes vs. a Fresh Preparation of Their Active Ingredients.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Jan-Dec 70,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Two commercial fluoride prophylactic pastes were compared with fresh preparations of their active ingredients to ascertain their relative effectiveness in reducing enamel solubility and in promoting fluoride uptake. Topical applications of aqueous solutions of SnF2 and acidulated phosphorylated sodium fluoride APF were the most effective treatments. The effectiveness of a fresh prophylactic paste composed of 10 SnF2 solution and zirconium silicate abrasive closely approached that of the topical treatments, but the commercial pastes and the fresh APF paste were relatively ineffective. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE