acidulated phosphate fluoride


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acidulated phosphate fluoride

Abbreviation: APF
A fluoride compound applied topically to the teeth to prevent dental caries (tooth decay).
See also: fluoride

ac·i·dul·a·ted phos·phate flu·o·ride

(APF) (ă-sidyū-lā-tĕd fosfāt flōrīd)
Sodium fluoride solution with phosphoric acid added to lower its pH; intended to increase dental fluoroapatite.
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Effect of acidulated phosphate fluoride gel application time on enamel demineralization of deciduous and permanent teeth.
Acid-etching of caries-like lesions of enamel treated with acidulated phosphate fluoride: an in vitro study.
Fluoride varnish versus acidulated phosphate fluoride for schoolchildren in Manipal.
(4) When they compared acidulated phosphate fluoride versus fluoride varnishes, they determined that both were equally effective.