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Fluorides for the prevention of early tooth decay (demineralised white lesions) during fixed brace treatment

  1. Philip E Benson1,*,
  2. Nicola Parkin1,
  3. Fiona Dyer1,
  4. Declan T Millett2,
  5. Susan Furness3,
  6. Peter Germain4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Oral Health Group

Published Online: 12 DEC 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 31 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003809.pub3


How to Cite

Benson PE, Parkin N, Dyer F, Millett DT, Furness S, Germain P. Fluorides for the prevention of early tooth decay (demineralised white lesions) during fixed brace treatment. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD003809. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003809.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, Academic Unit of Oral Health and Development, Sheffield, UK

  2. 2

    Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Oral Health and Development, Cork, Ireland

  3. 3

    School of Dentistry, The University of Manchester, Cochrane Oral Health Group, Manchester, UK

  4. 4

    Newcastle Dental Hospital, Department of Orthodontics, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

*Philip E Benson, Academic Unit of Oral Health and Development, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, Claremont Crescent, Sheffield, S10 2TA, UK. p.benson@sheffield.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (conclusions changed)
  2. Published Online: 12 DEC 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Fluoride varnish versus placebo varnish, Outcome 1 Number of participants with new DWLs.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Amine fluoride/stannous fluoride toothpaste/mouthrinse combination versus sodium fluoride toothpaste/mouthrinse combination, Outcome 1 White spot index.
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Amine fluoride/stannous fluoride toothpaste/mouthrinse combination versus sodium fluoride toothpaste/mouthrinse combination, Outcome 2 Visible plaque index.
[Analysis 2.3]
Analysis 2.3. Comparison 2 Amine fluoride/stannous fluoride toothpaste/mouthrinse combination versus sodium fluoride toothpaste/mouthrinse combination, Outcome 3 Gingival bleeding index.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Intraoral fluoride-releasing glass bead device versus mouthrinse-only control, Outcome 1 Number of participants with new DWLs.