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JADA Looks At Effectiveness Of Fluoride Varnish Treatment For Carious Lesions

 

 

JADA Looks At Effectiveness Of Fluoride Varnish Treatment For Carious Lesions


The ADA News (1/29, Manchir) reported that “fluoride varnish may be an effective treatment for the reversal of incipient carious lesions in primary and permanent dentition, according to research in the February 2016 Journal of the American Dental Association.” After conducting a “systematic review and meta-analysis,” the researchers “found a significant trend of effectiveness of fluoride varnish on the reversal of the lesions,” although “further clinical trials concerning efficacy of topical fluorides for treating those lesions are still required, mainly regarding fluoride gel, researchers noted.” Lead author Tathiane Larissa Lenzi, PhD, said, “There is no clear evidence supporting the additional benefit of fluoride gel on reversal of active enamel caries lesions subjected to weekly supervised tooth brushing. However, there is an association between the number of inactive enamel lesions and the number of gel applications.” The full article is available online