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This article discusses fluoride-releasing materials, including their caries-inhibiting properties and clinical longevity, as well as provides useful application tips. Based on results from clinical trials, there is growing evidence that fluoride-releasing materials, particularly glass ionomers, reduce the occurrence of recurrent caries. As such, they should be employed—especially in the case of high caries-risk patients—as part of an overall treatment plan for maximum care.
The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this work.