ATC Group: A01AA Caries prophylactic agents

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

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Caries prophylactic agents

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A01AA
Caries prophylactic agents

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Description

Sodium fluoride is indicated for the prevention of dental caries in adolescents and adults, particularly amongst patients at risk from multiple caries (coronal and/or root caries). The primary mode of the caries preventative action of fluoride is post-eruptive, i.e topical action. Systemic fluoride supplements are believed also to act mainly topically (i.e during ingestion, via saliva).