Stannous Fluoride, Acid Reduction, and Caries Control during Orthodontic Treatment

Date: February 27, 2020

Time: 02:00PM - 03:00PM

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Caries experience during orthodontic treatments increases because of adherence of cariogenic plaque on tooth surfaces around the bands. During this time, the use of toothpastes that can inhibit the acid production are a way to reduce the caries experience and provide added protection to the tooth surface. In such cases, stannous fluoride has a dramatically increased ability to reduce biofilm acidogenicity providing further protection for the teeth beyond that of sodium monofluorophosphate or sodium fluoride.

This course will explore the added protection of tooth surfaces from acid damage when using stannous fluoride in comparison to other fluoride sources.

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduce measures of biofilm acid production, acidogenicty and acidurity. Plus the concepts of antibacterial action and surface stabilization.
  • Review how stannous fluoride both reduces acid production and stabilizes the tooth surface towards acid attack.
  • Discuss best practices for oral care providers when caring for orthodontic patients.
  • Reaffirm the science that underpins the use of stannous fluoride to reduce cavities beyond sodium fluoride

Speaker Disclosure:

Length of session:
Each session consisting of lecture and audience questions will last 60 minutes

Multiple participants may participate for a registration fee of only $40 per office when using a common email address.

Continuing Education:
Each participant who completes the Webinar will earn 1.00 CE credit.

Continuing Education Disclaimer:
This Continuing Education Program provides attendees with a relevant and rewarding continuing education experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in any program should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented or the products used by the AAO or by any of the respective subsidiaries. Speakers are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations; however, the AAO shall not be liable for a speaker’s failure to disclose such interest

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