People at high risk for caries can safely protect their teeth by applying their own gels, pastes, and rinses with prescription-level concentrations of fluoride, the American Dental Association (ADA) said Friday in its first-ever guidelines on these products, according to Medscape Medical News.
The recommendation was included in guidelines on prescription topical fluoride products that the ADA updated for the first time since 2006. The previous version of the guidelines made no recommendation on prescription fluoride products used at home.
The guidelines were published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.
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