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Ortho 101 for the Dental Professional

Course Number: 413

Calcium Phosphate

There are many pastes available containing calcium phosphate and it is up to the dental professional to recommend the appropriate one. The decision may depend upon application method, frequency, or taste. Some calcium phosphate pastes are considered all-in-one toothpastes while others are tooth creams to be used very sparingly. There are a few that do not contain fluoride and some that contain fluoride within the formulation. They can be applied using a tray method or as easy as using one of your fingers to apply it onto the teeth. Considering all of these factors and the patient’s preference will forecast compliance. It is important for the dental professional to always try products before making recommendations. This will help make the recommendation more valid from first-hand use.