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A-Z Fundamentals of Dentifrice: Oral Health Benefits in a Tube

Course Number: 670


Adding antibacterial action to dentifrice to reduce plaque and gingivitis was a major therapeutic breakthrough. SnF2 is the only ADA recognized dentifrice ingredient that has the potential to kill or inhibit bacteria that cause plaque and gingivitis. With the evolving evidence linking oral health to other systemic conditions via chronic inflammation it is of utmost importance to help patients resolve gingivitis. While mechanical removal is foundational, the use of a highly bioavailable stannous fluoride dentifrice can reduce gingivitis by 51% relative to regular fluoride toothpastes in three months.146