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J Am Dent Assoc. 1998 Sep;129(9):1252-9.

The efficacy of an intraoral fluoride-releasing system in irradiated head and neck cancer patients: a preliminary study.

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  • 1Eastman Department of Dentistry, University of Rochester, N.Y. 14642, USA.

Abstract

This study compared the anticaries effectiveness of an intraoral fluoride-releasing system, or IFRS, with a standard regimen of daily application of a 1.1 percent neutral sodium fluoride gel in custom trays. Caries protection in subjects in the IFRS group was comparable to that in subjects in the 1.1 percent neutral sodium fluoride group. The subjects all had head or neck cancer and had received radiation therapy, but no more recently than three months before taking part in the study. Overall, IFRS devices were well-tolerated and patient satisfaction was high. The IFRS appears to offer several advantages over the daily application of fluoride gels in custom trays.

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