Topical fluoride as a cause of dental fluorosis in children

  • Protocol
  • Intervention



This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The primary objective of this systematic review is to answer the question on whether use of topical fluorides in young children will increase their risk of developing dental fluorosis.

This review attempts to evaluate the available evidence of different topical fluoride treatment modalities (including gels, toothpastes, varnishes and mouthrinses) used at different concentrations, and at varying duration of use/exposure in increasing the risk of developing dental fluorosis in children with different exposure to systemic fluoride (such as water or salt fluoridation).