The in vivo efficacy of Fluorinex topical fluoridation treatment
Quintessence International , May 1, 2013
Zuabi O et al. - This randomized, single-controlled study was performed to validate in vivo the efficacy of single Fluorinex treatment by examining fluoride incorporation into enamel using electron microscopy. In vivo fluoride application using the active Fluorinex system resulted in a significant increase of fluoride content in the enamel of adult permanent teeth compared to untreated internal controls.
Effects of fluoride on in vitro enamel demineralization analyzed by 19F MAS-NMR
Caries Research , May 23, 2013
Mohammed NR et al. - The mechanistic action of fluoride on inhibition of enamel demineralization was investigated using 19F magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS-NMR). The aim of this study was to monitor the fluoride-mineral phase formed on the enamel as a function of the concentration of fluoride ions [F-] in the demineralizing medium. The presence of 43 ppm [Sr2+] in addition to 45 ppm [F-] increases the fraction of fluoride-substituted ...
A systematic review on fluoridated food in caries prevention
Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, May 21, 2013
Cagetti MG et al. - This paper aims to provide a systematic review of the caries-prevention effect of fluoridated food, excluding water. The main aim of this review was to evaluate the presence of scientific evidence relating to the effects of fluoride intake via food on the occurrence of carious lesions. The outcome was defined as a clinical outcome, so only papers evaluating a decrease in caries indices were included. Literature on the effectiveness of fluoridation in foods in ...
Association of linear 18F-sodium fluoride accumulation in femoral arteries as a measure of diffuse calcification with cardiovascular risk factors: A PET/CT study
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, May 3, 2013
Janssen T et al. - The aim of this study was to correlate linear 18F-sodium fluoride accumulation in the femoral arteries as a measure of diffuse mineral deposition in medial elastocalcinosis with cardiovascular risk factors (RFs) and calcified plaque burden (CPB). Linear 18F-sodium fluoride uptake in the femoral arteries (1) provides a measure of diffuse mineral deposition, (2) demonstrates a highly significant correlation with cardiovascular RFs and CPB, and (3) is found to accumulate more ...
Fluoride-treated synthetic material enables dental bone regeneration
American Dental Association News, May 6, 2013
A fluoride solution applied to bio-resorbable synthetic hydroxyapatite granules—a bone supplement material-promotes bone regeneration, say findings of a study reported in the April issue of Journal of Oral Implantology. The study's authors conclude that application of the fluoride solution to resorbable HA granules spurs a process leading to bone cell adhesion, proliferation and differentiation, thereby enabling osteogenesis. In reporting on the study, the Journal of Oral ...
Dental fluorosis in the primary dentition and intake of manufactured soy-based foods with fluoride
Clinical Nutrition, May 8, 2013
de Carvalho CAP et al. - The study aims to identify manufactured soy-based products more recommended by pediatricians and nutritionists; to determine fluoride concentrations in these products; to evaluate children concerning fluorosis in primary teeth and its association with the consumption of soy-based products. Isolated consumption of soy-based products recommended by health professionals to children do not offer risk of dental fluorosis in primary teeth, which had a ...
Understanding Public Decision-Making on Community Water Fluoridation
Journal of the Canadian Dental Association , May 9, 2013
The report concluded that, rather than trying to convince people of the benefits of CWF, it is more important to openly address concerns about risk. In Windsor, at least 1 city councillor who voted against CWF felt that the potential harms—including questions about the lack of clinical trials examining the potential benefits and harms of fluoridated water—were not effectively addressed.
Effect of fluoridated milk on enamel demineralization adjacent to fixed orthodontic appliances
Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, May 21, 2013
Skold-Larsson K et al. - To investigate the effect of daily intake of fluoridated milk on enamel demineralization adjacent to fixed orthodontic brackets assessed with quantitative light-induced fluorescence (QLF). Daily intake of fluoridated milk may aid remineralization of white spot lesions adjacent to fixed orthodontic appliances.
New Insight of Molecular Imaging Into the Atheroma Biology: 18F-Fluoride PET/CT and 18F-FDG PET/CT of 3 Carotid Plaques in a Symptomatic Neurologic Patient
Clinical Nuclear Medicine , May 10, 2013
Quirce R et al. - In a 75-year-old patient admitted with a middle cerebral artery stroke, a contrast-enhanced CT showed 3 atheroma plaques. Five days after the stroke, a 18F-fluoride PET/CT to evaluate calcification and, 24 hours later, a 18F-FDG PET/CT to evaluate inflammation were carried out. The different metabolic behavior of both radiotracers, showing different intensities and distribution in each plaque, may represent different phases of the ...
18F-Fluoride PET/CT in Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head
Clinical Nuclear Medicine , May 13, 2013
Gayana S et al. - Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head is a devastating disease in young adults. Magnetic resonance imaging is considered the most sensitive and specific technique in the diagnosis of this condition. The authors present an interesting image of bilateral AVN of the femoral heads diagnosed on 18F-fluoride positron emission tomography/computed tomography.