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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Available Fluoride In Toothpastes Used By Brazilian Children.
Author: Cury, Jaime Aparecido
Oliveira, Maria José Lages de
Martins, Carolina Castro
Tenuta, Livia Maria Andaló
Paiva, Saul Martins
Abstract: Toothpastes should have a minimum concentration of 1000 ppm of fluoride (F) to control caries and also the active F agent must be chemically free (soluble) in the formulation. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the concentration of soluble F in dentifrices used by 206 Brazilian children. The concentrations of total fluoride (TF), total soluble fluoride (TSF) and fluoride ion were determined. From these analyses, the concentrations of F as sodium monofluorophosphate (MFP) and % of insoluble F were calculated. F was analyzed with an ion specific electrode in duplicates. The majority of dentifrices used (96%) contained F and in 84% of them, TF concentration was according to that declared by the manufacturers. In the F-toothpastes, 78% showed TSF concentration ≥ 1000 ppm, varying from 422.3 to 1432.3 ppm F (mean ± SD of 1017.6 ± 239.4). These findings suggest that most dentifrices used by Brazilian children present available fluoride concentration for caries control.
Subject: Biological Availability
Cariostatic Agents
Chemistry, Pharmaceutical
Child, Preschool
Ion-selective Electrodes
Sodium Fluoride
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2010
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