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Most effective method of preventing dental decay

 # Which of the following is the most effective method of preventing dental decay in general population?
A. Oral prophylaxis
B. Systemic fluorides
C. Diet counseling
D. Fluoride mouth wash and toothpaste


The correct answer is D. Fluoride mouthwash and toothpaste.

 The most effective strategy for prevention of caries has been increasing tooth resistance through the use of systemic and topical fluorides. Systemic and topical fluoride application has been deemed by many researchers to be the single most important preventive and treatment modality older adults can employ to prevent dental caries. The concentration and the method and frequency of application
depend on the level of risk and the ability of the individual to manage the regimen.

Reference: Jong's Community Dental Health, 5th edition , Page no 144

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