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What is SMFP

What is SMFP

Brushing teeth is something people do every day, and for the sake of oral health, people have to brush their teeth twice a day in the morning and evening. So how should we choose toothpaste? The main function of toothpaste is to clean teeth. Toothpaste is essentially a cleaning agent, and its basic function is to clean the oral cavity. If it has whitening, cavity prevention, desensitization, hemostasis and other effects, it is only auxiliary. At present, the common toothpaste additive in toothpaste is SMFP. Let’s take a look at SMFP.


What is SMFP?

SMFP is actually sodium monofluorophosphate, CAS number 10163-15-2. It is a white powdery solid with a melting point of about 626 ℃. It is easily soluble in water and has strong hygroscopicity. SMFP is a dental toothpaste abrasive, anti caries agent, and desensitizer used to protect the source of fluoride toothpaste treatment, with a total cost of 0.8%. It also serves as a raw material for preparing monofluorophosphates for fluoride content in drinking water and metal surface cleaning agents.

SMFP is a widely used toothpaste additive worldwide, used as an anti caries agent and toothpaste desensitizer. In addition, it is also used as a preservative and bactericide. The conventional addition amount in toothpaste is 0.76% by weight.


Is SMFP safe?

SMFP is an inorganic compound, and sodium monofluorophosphate can play a role in preventing tooth decay and improving tooth sensitivity in toothpaste. For pregnant women, sodium monofluorophosphate toothpaste can be used, but attention should be paid to the amount used to avoid excessive intake. For children, especially those under 6 years old, it is not recommended to use toothpaste containing sodium monofluorophosphate, as children may swallow toothpaste and long-term ingestion may cause fluorosis, leading to tooth deformities, softening, loss of enamel luster, and other problems.

Overall, SMFP toothpaste is beneficial for dental health, but caution should be exercised when using it in moderation, especially for special populations such as children and pregnant women.

What is SMFP used for?

SMFP application in toothpaste

Sodium monofluorophosphate is widely used in fluoride toothpaste, which can promote tooth remineralization and prevent tooth decay. It has good therapeutic effects on people with sensitive teeth and does not irritate teeth after use.

SMFP application in Food

Sodium monofluorophosphate can be used as a food additive in food as a source of fluorine. Some of the chewing gums we are familiar with include sodium monofluorophosphate in the raw materials, which makes these gums have functions such as caries prevention, desensitization, antibacterial and sterilization.


SMFP application in medical field

Sodium monofluorophosphate can promote bone cell differentiation and diffusion, leading to an increase in bone mass. Sodium fluoride also has the same function, but when taking equal amounts of both substances, sodium monofluorophosphate nitrocellulose promotes more bone mass growth. This chemical raw material can also be used to regulate blood lipids and lipoprotein metabolism in postmenopausal women.

In general, sodium monofluorophosphate (SMFP) is a high value-added fluorine containing inorganic fine chemical, mainly used as an anti-caries fluoride toothpaste additive, but also can be used as a preservative, fungicide, co-solvent, metal surface oxide cleaning agent, food additives, corrosion inhibitors, drinking water fluoridation, relieve osteoporosis and so on.

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