Toothpastes and Recommendations for their Application - Overview
Dobrinka M. Damyanova, Siyana G. Atanasova

Background: Daily regular brushing of teeth twice daily with fluoridated toothpaste is widely recommended for school-aged children. Methodology: The article analyzes available pharmacy products for children by age and shows trends in the development of basic principles and some World Literature recommendations for their application in Bulgaria. The overview shows 28 different toothpastes as pharmaceutical products either with or without fluoride in English and Bulgarian language between 2014 and 2018. The used literature aims to guarantee a balance between maximizing the protective effect towards tooth caries and minimizing the risk of developing fluorosis. Results: Clinicians need to establish a balance between their practical experience and the preference of their patients. The daily use of fluoride toothpaste in combination with instructions for oral hygiene is the main part of caries prevention. Conclusion: It has to be used in addition to other prophylactic means, such as healthy nutrition and exogenous fluoride application.

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