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Sodium Monofluorophosphate (SMFP)
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Fluoride has been the major factor in reducing the incidence of dental decay and has been used in toothpastes for almost 50 years. Primarily, there are two sources of Fluorides that are being used in Toothpaste i.e. Sodium Fluoride OR Sodium monofluorophosphate. Both are excellent caries preventing agent and tooth desensitizer. It works by promoting a chemical reaction in tooth enamel that draws in replacement minerals including calcium. Fluoride incorporates itself into enamel weakened by acid attack, making the tooth more resistant to future acid attacks. Hence it is used in toothpaste to fight sensitivity resulting from tooth decay. Sodium fluoride (NaF)
delivers a highly reactive fluoride ion; therefore, formulating it with a compatible abrasive is critically important for achieving the anticaries benefit. Unlike sodium fluoride, Sodium Monofluorophosphate (SMFP)
is not an ionic fluoride salt, but rather a covalently bound fluoridated compound that requires enzymatic activation by a salivary enzyme (alkaline phosphatase) to release bioavailable fluoride. Because of this lower reactivity, SMFP is compatible with more abrasives than Sodium Fluoride.