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What is the primary mechanism associated with the role of fluoride inhibiting dental caries?
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In brief: Helps remineralize.
Fluoride works on the enamel surface to create a stronger enamel crystal, fluorohydroxyapatite (fa), that is more resistant ( less soluble) to the acidic environment.
Fa forms if there is fluoride, calcium and phosphate in the saliva.

In brief: Helps remineralize.
Fluoride works on the enamel surface to create a stronger enamel crystal, fluorohydroxyapatite (fa), that is more resistant ( less soluble) to the acidic environment.
Fa forms if there is fluoride, calcium and phosphate in the saliva.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
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In brief: Fluoride&dental cari
Before 1980, when dental caries was more common and more severe.
Thus many different way of use of Fluoride evolved.A cariogenic bacteria metabolises carbs and produce acid., can eat up the enamel.Applying fl.Gel or other products to the teeth leaves a temp layer of calcium Fluoride like material on the enamel surface is released as the acid makes pH drop, and prevents erosion of the tooth.

In brief: Fluoride&dental cari
Before 1980, when dental caries was more common and more severe.
Thus many different way of use of Fluoride evolved.A cariogenic bacteria metabolises carbs and produce acid., can eat up the enamel.Applying fl.Gel or other products to the teeth leaves a temp layer of calcium Fluoride like material on the enamel surface is released as the acid makes pH drop, and prevents erosion of the tooth.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
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