Fluoride-Free Toothpaste Does Not Prevent Cavities, Study Finds.

 

The AP (8/7, Donn) reported that although the ability of fluoride to help prevent cavities “has been widely accepted for decades,” the “internet is dotted with claims” that “fluoride-free toothpaste also prevents cavities.” However, a recent review published in the journal Gerodontology found that oral hygiene efforts without fluoride do not reduce cavity rates. ADA spokesperson Dr. Matthew Messina said, “The study is important,” adding, “The study is supporting what we’ve been contending for a long time.” The article notes that “the ADA recommends using fluoride toothpastes.” Combining fluoride dental products with fluoridated water offers additional protection, added a professor at New York University.

We suggest Fluoridex toothpaste with a higher concentration of fluoride as well as sensitivity relief.  We would be happy to discuss the benefits of this toothpaste with you at your next visit!