Released: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Expires: Friday, January 31, 2025
By David L. Rothman, DDS, FAAPD, FACD, FICD
Commercial Supporter: GC America
For more than four decades, fluoride-containing dentifrices have been key in reducing caries in children. Casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate with fluoride (CPP-ACPF) formulated as a mousse or a varnish has been used successfully and safely in children, and it has been shown to reduce caries activity and white spot lesions in preschool children. This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook features a continuing education (CE) article that reviews the use of CPP-ACPF in remineralization therapy for children. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
CE: Remineralization Therapy for Children
David L. Rothman, DDS, FAAPD, FACD, FICD
The most prevalent disease in children not requiring hospitalization is dental caries. Enamel of pediatric primary teeth has a higher organic content (collagen) and less inorganic content (carbonated hydroxyapatite) than adult teeth and is less resistant to acid destruction. The quarterly application of casein phosphopep-tide-amorphous calcium phosphate with fluoride (CPP-ACPF) has been shown to reduce caries activity and white spot lesions significantly in preschool children, and teeth treated with CPP-ACPF show superior enamel resistance and decreased active demineralization compared with those treated with traditional sodium fluoride varnishes. CPP-ACPF formulated as a mousse or a varnish, applied to the teeth after toothbrushing, has been used successfully and safely in children, and a dentifrice incorporating CPP-ACPF is also available in a formulation specifically for supervised home use in children younger than 12 years of age.
Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU
Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC