Daily Archives: March 30, 2013

The State of California is bankrupt?

“At end of the week, California’s State Auditor released its annual financial report for the state (click here). The report, compiled by Auditor Elaine Howle, found the state has a net worth of -$127.2 billion. If the state were a business, it would be a candidate for liquidation.” Click here for full news article…..

Fluorinex effective for incorporating fluoride into tooth enamel

This appears to be a very worthwhile product. Looking forward to results of additional testing….For more information on Fluorinex click here.

Zuabi O, Frankenthal S, Khawaled K, Machtei EE. The in vivo efficacy of Fluorinex topical fluoridation treatment. Quintessence Int. 2013 Mar 27. doi: 10.3290/j.qi.a29504.

Objective: This randomized, single-controlled study was performed to validate in vivo the efficacy of single Fluorinex treatment by examining fluoride incorporation into enamel using electron microscopy.

Method and Materials: Twenty healthy participants referred for routine dental treatment which also required extractions of at least two teeth as part of their treatment plan were included in this study. For each participant, one randomly selected tooth was extracted and sent for blind electron microscopic fluoride assay (control, C). Next, following a single Fluorinex treatment, the second (test, T) tooth was extracted and sent for the same assay. Intra-individual and intergroup fluoride content comparisons were performed, between control and test teeth.

Results: Highly significant intra-individual and intergroup differences were found between the treated and untreated teeth. Fluoride atomic percent (at%) and weight percent (wt%) estimated least squares means of untreated group were found to be 0.56 and 0.48, and in the treated group 17.35 and 14.35. This increase in fluoride at% [16.78 ± 2.3 (SE)], was also significant statistically (P < .0001); likewise, the increase in fluoride wt % [13.86 ± 1.97 (SE)] was similarly significant (P < .0001). The system was well tolerated by the participants with minimal transitional mild side effects.

Conclusion: In vivo fluoride application using the active Fluorinex system resulted in a significant increase of fluoride content in the enamel of adult permanent teeth compared to untreated internal controls.