fluoride tablet

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A supplemental form of fluoride. Tablets, usually containing sodium fluoride, must be chewable or bioadhesive in order to gain the topical caries reducing effect on tooth enamel. They are normally administered to children over the age of 6 months, at a dosage dependent on the age of the child and body weight.

Further Reading:

Diarra M., Pourroy G., Boymond C., Muster D. Fluoride controlled release tablets for intrabuccal use. Biomaterials 2003;24(7):1293–300.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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