Estimation of fluoride release in commercial toothpaste


The aim of study is to ensure that the fluoridated toothpaste remain (active) in terms of bioavailability of fluoride in toothpaste.Seventeenth different brands of toothpastes were collected from the market to determine the concentration of fluoride in the toothpaste. The result indicated that the concentration of fluoride in these products range from 10 p.p.m. to 1000 p.p.m. fluoride. Also, the result revealed that many of these products did not mention the type of abrasive system used to be compatible with the type of fluoride used & to maintain high amount of active fluoride to be benefit by the consumers