Dentistry, College of

 

Date of this Version

3-2011

Citation

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene (March 2011) 9(3): 50, 52.

Comments

Copyright 2011, Belmont Publications. Used by permission.

Abstract

Dental hygienists have many products to choose from when deciding which prophy paste is best for each patient. To date, the evidence supporting prophy pastes formulated to remineralize enamel or eliminate dentinal hypersensitivity is somewhat unclear. Most of the research has been conducted in vitro among environments that do not accurately simulate clinical conditions. Additional clinical research performed in vivo is needed to provide the evidence base necessary for effective clinical decision making.