stannous fluoride


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stannous

 [stan´us]
containing tin as a bivalent element.
stannous fluoride SnF2, a substance used in prevention of dental caries, applied topically to the teeth.
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stan·nous fluor·ide

(stan'ŭs flūr'īd),
A preparation containing not less than 71.2% of stannous tin and not less than 22.3% nor more than 25.5% of fluoride; used in dentistry as a prophylactic against caries.
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stannous fluoride

n.
A white powder, SnF2, used to fluoridate toothpaste.
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stan·nous fluor·ide

(stan'ŭs flōr'īd)
A preparation containing not less than 71.2% of stannous tin and not less than 22.3% nor more than 25.5% of fluoride; used in dentistry as a prophylactic against caries.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

stan·nous fluor·ide

(stan'ŭs flōr'īd)
A preparation used in dentistry as a prophylactic against caries.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Stannous fluoride toothpastes reduce the gingival index more than sodium fluoride toothpastes.
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Effect of stannous fluoride toothpaste on erosion-like lesions: an in vivo study.
Fluorides: Patients can apply stannous fluoride in a 0.4% gel or sodium fluoride in a 0.5% mouth rinse or a 1.1% gel.
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The fluoride can be either a 0.4% stannous fluoride or 1% neutral sodium fluoride preparation.
The FDA bases its position on the notion that the only sanctioned claims for stannous fluoride rinses and treatment gels are for preventing dental caries.