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Fluoride

The major reasons for the burden of dental caries in countries relate to the high consumption of sugars and inadequate exposure to fluoride. The use of fluoride is a major breakthrough in public health. Controlled addition of fluoride to drinking water supplies in communities where fluoride concentration is below optimal levels to have a cariostatic effect began in the 1940s and since then extensive research has confirmed the successful reduction in dental caries in many countries. The use of fluoride for population based prevention of dental caries has been endorsed officially by WHO since the late 1960s.

Read more:

”Prevention of dental caries through the use of fluoride – the WHO approach” 2016. Community Dent Healt.

”Fluoride and Oral Health” 2016. Community Dental Health.

Fluoride use in Asia

 Use of Professionally Administered Topical Fluorides in Asia
 Effective Use of Self-care Fluoride Administration in Asia
 Toward Effective Use of Fluroride in Asia 
 Perspectives in the Effective Use of Fluoride in Asia 
 Community-oriented Administration of Fluoride for the Prevention of Dental Caries: A Summary of the Current Situation in Asia 

Last updated by Marie Nordström