In vitro evaluation of fluoride uptake with application of acidulated phosphate fluoride to interproximal enamel of primary teeth using dental floss

ASDC J Dent Child. Jul-Aug 1995;62(4):274-8.


As a result of application of acidulated phosphate gel with a dental floss on adjoining surfaces of primary molars it has been established that there has been significant fluoride intake as compared with the control group. It has been concluded that it is an efficient method of increasing fluoride content of the primary teeth.

MeSH terms

  • Acidulated Phosphate Fluoride / administration & dosage*
  • Acidulated Phosphate Fluoride / pharmacokinetics
  • Child
  • Dental Devices, Home Care
  • Dental Enamel / metabolism*
  • Fluorides, Topical / administration & dosage
  • Fluorides, Topical / pharmacokinetics*
  • Humans
  • In Vitro Techniques
  • Molar
  • Spectrophotometry, Atomic
  • Tooth, Deciduous


  • Fluorides, Topical
  • Acidulated Phosphate Fluoride