Fluoride during orthodontic treatment rinses etc

In addition to reinforced oral hygiene instructions, orthodontists have turned to various products and preventive measures to reduce this problem. Dental professionals have employed fluoride for years to prevent caries and remineralize enamel in patients. A systematic review found a reduced level of caries and adolescents who have regular supervised rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash (Marinho, 2004). Daily fluoride rinses have shown promising results, and a significant reduction in enamel lesions can be achieved during orthodontic therapy through the daily use of a 10 mL neutral 0.05% sodium fluoride rinse. However, typical patient compliance rates with this protocol have been relatively low (Geiger et al., 1992).

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