In addition, the ethanol present in chicha is antimicrobial, with one study finding ethanol to be as cariostatic
as fluoride (Luoma 1972).
Tenuta, How to Maintain a Cariostatic
Fluoride Concentration in the Oral Environment, Advances in Dental Research, 20, 13 (2008).
Evidence over the last 20 years has demonstrated that the cariostatic
effect of F is topical on the tooth surface and ingestion is not required [116-118].
Lockwood, "Fluoride varnishes: a review of their clinical use, cariostatic
mechanism, efficacy and safety," The Journal of the American Dental Association, vol.
effects of various iron supplements on the initiation of dental caries.
(17) Products containing cariostatic
sugar alcohol, a bacteriostatic agent, such as xylitol or sorbitol, are recommended during waking hours to reduce the sensation of xerostomia and facilitate speech and swallowing.
Fluoride produces a cariostatic
effect (reducing risk of dental caries) in all individuals by its presence in oral fluids such as saliva and dental plaque.
Proceedings of the Conference on the Clinical Testing of Cariostatic
The statements dealt with the well-known problems, such as the cariostatic
effect of fluoride, and some difficult issues, such as: inheritance of caries and caries dynamics (Table 4).
Liquorice root extracts as potent cariostatic
agents in pediatric practice.
Tooth decay is still the most important problem in dentistry; different therapies have been proposed over time seeking little loss of healthy dental tissue, especially by using minimally invasive operative movements and by applying cariostatic
substances such as 38% SDF, which has been used to minimize premature loss of temporary teeth affected by carious lesions, close to their stage of normal exfoliation.
benefit from water fluoridation is indisputable, but there has been debate over the past 60 years on possible adverse effects from fluoride on human health.