Can the tip of a Fluoride Ion Seletive Electrode (ISE) be polished with toothpaste to clean/condition it?

Document ID

Document ID TE987

Published Date

Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
Can the tip of a Fluoride Ion Seletive Electrode (ISE) be polished with toothpaste to clean/condition it?
Summary
Conditioning / cleaning a Fluoride ISE
Answer
Yes, gently rub the tip of the electrode with Fluoride toothpaste to condition and clean the electrode. Be sure to rinse the probe thoroughly after this treatment.