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Systematic Review

Source: The Cochrane Collaborative

Last Reviewed: March 2019

Workgroups: Oral Health Workgroup

In this Cochrane systemic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found that using fluoride toothpaste prevents tooth decay in children, adolescents, and adults when compared to non-fluoride toothpaste use. The review included trials that observed the effects of different fluoride concentrations. Researchers found that the stronger the fluoride concentration, the more tooth decay is prevented. However, choice of fluoride concentration for children should also consider the risk of fluorosis. 

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Walsh,  T., Worthington,  H. V., Glenny,  A. M., Marinho,  V. C. C., & Jeroncic,  A. (2019). Fluoride toothpastes of different concentrations for preventing dental caries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019 (3). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007868.pub3