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In 1966, the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) began planning a targeted research program to identify interventions for widespread application to eradicate dental caries (tooth decay) within a decade. In 1971, the NIDR launched the National Caries Program (NCP). The objective of this paper is to explore the sugar industry’s interaction with the NIDR to alter the research priorities of the NIDR NCP.
Abstract Purpose: This longitudinal clinic study evaluated the effect of a glass ionomer sealant (GIS) and a fluoride varnish (FV) in the prevention of dental decay on newly erupted permanent molars of children with and without caries experience. Materials and methods: Eighty children, aged 6-8 years, with all four newly erupted first permanent molars, were divided into two groups. Group 1 consisted of 53 children without caries experience and group 2 consisted of 27 children with dental caries experience. Permanent molars of the right side were sealed with GIS and the fluoride varnish was applied on the other two permanent first molars. Evaluation of GIS retention and the effectiveness of both materials in the prevention of dental caries were performed after 6, 12 and 18 months. Results: After 18 months, of the 299 teeth, 271 (91%) showed no caries lesions and 28 presented caries lesions (9%). Teeth sealed with GIS had more carious lesions (15) than teeth with fluoride varnish (13). Most of the teeth (70%) that presented carious lesions were in group 2. Of the 138 sealed teeth, only one showed GIS to be totally present, 95 were partially present and 42 teeth were absent. Conclusion: The caries-preventive effect was very similar between both treatments. The presence of dental caries prevailed in the children with caries experience.
- Quintessence international (Berlin, Germany : 1985)
- Published almost 7 years ago
Objective: To perform a literature review on the clinical and/or laboratory performance of the use of calcium hydroxide in deep cavities of primary teeth. Method and Materials: Literature in professional journals and summaries of BBO, LILACS, and MEDLINE databases (2000 to 2010) linked to the Virtual Health Library and PUBMED were searched. The search strategies used included the following descriptors: “dental caries” and “dental cavity lining” and “primary tooth”, “dental cavity lining” and “primary tooth” and “calcium hydroxide”, “dental caries” and “dental cavity lining” and “primary tooth” and “calcium hydroxide”. The abstracts were selected according to the following inclusion criteria: published between 2000 and 2010, English language, trial and/or laboratory studies or literature review, regarding the use of calcium hydroxide in deep cavities of primary teeth. The abstracts analysis was performed by two reviewers separately. Potentially relevant studies available in full were analyzed based on criteria for quality assessment and displayed on an evidence-based table. Results: After reading the abstracts (N = 39), six were selected as a basis for developing the study. Conclusion: Analysis suggests that calcium hydroxide is an interesting alternative in the control of caries lesions of primary teeth with the possibility of significantly increasing the success of indirect pulp capping; however, it should not be considered a determining factor in the success of a restorative procedure.
The objective of this study is to review medical and non medical treatments for prevention of caries.
Reliable caries detection is a cornerstone in the modern caries treatment schema. This study aimed to evaluate adopting traditional and new caries detection methods by third-year dental students.
Update of the 2004 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on prevention of dental caries in preschool-aged children.
To examine the spatial clustering of obesity and dental caries in young children in Plymouth, United Kingdom, to evaluate the association between these conditions and deprivation, and explore the impact of neighbourhood-level characteristics on their distribution.
This systematic review was designed to uncover the most reliable evidence about the effects of caries preventive strategies in children and adolescents of immigrant or low socioeconomic backgrounds.
The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and severity of general tooth wear (GTW), i.e. tooth wear irrespective of etiology and erosive tooth wear (ETW), i.e. tooth wear predominantly due to erosion; and also to investigate the relationship between ETW and dental caries experience in 16-year-old adolescents in Kuantan, Malaysia.