1. Introduction

Introduction

This Scientific Update reviews the evolution of stannous fluoride dentifrice, from the original anti-cavity formulation of the 1950s to today’s stabilized stannous fluoride formulations providing a broad range of therapeutic and cosmetic benefits. The manual describes:

  • key scientific innovations allowing Procter & Gamble to deliver the full potential of this unique fluoride source and formulate it with anti-calculus and whitening agents
  • stannous fluoride’s mechanism of action against plaque, gingivitis, caries, erosion, hypersensitivity, and breath malodor
  • the mechanism of action of anti-calculus and anti-stain ingredients
  • laboratory and clinical data demonstrating the significant benefits of stabilized stannous fluoride dentifrice formulations

We hope this manual assists you in making evidenced-based oral hygiene recommendations for your patients. For additional information on the research studies behind stabilized stannous dentifrice, visit dentalcare.com.

J. Leslie Winston, DDS, PhD Director, Global Oral Care Professional & Clinical Operations Procter & Gamble

J. Leslie Winston, DDS, PhD Director, Global Oral Care Professional & Clinical Operations Procter & Gamble

Copyright 2017 - Rev. ed. of 2013 manual

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