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Advances in professionally applied topical fluoride in prevention of dental caries: a narrative review


Fluoride is a double-edged sword. The early optimum exposure during formative years yields preventive effect, however exposure beyond permissible level may exhibit discrete pitting to corroded appearance of enamel. The above review highlighted the advancements in fluoride administered topically. A critical appraisal was done of the latest findings related to the use of topical fluorides by probing through databases such as PUBMED, EBSCO and SCOPUS. Thus fluoride delivered topically should be advocated for prevention of dental caries.


topical fluoride, dental caries and remineralisation