Salt fluoridation for preventing dental caries
Editorial Group: Cochrane Oral Health Group
Published Online: 17 OCT 2007
Copyright © 2009 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Gillespie G, Marinho VCC, Marthaler TM, Holt R, Poulsen S, Stephen K, Baez R. Salt fluoridation for preventing dental caries (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD006846. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006846.
- Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
- Published Online: 17 OCT 2007
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
The main objective of the review is to assess the effects of salt fluoridation in preventing caries in the population. Specific objectives include:
- To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of fluoridated salt intervention compared with control (non-fluoridated salt), as a means of delivering fluoride systemically on a community basis, for preventing dental caries in children, adolescents and adults
- To examine whether the effectiveness of fluoridated salt on caries prevention is influenced by types of salt fluoridation schemes adopted and other particular intervention features, by initial caries levels and other relevant population characteristics, geographical regions/climates, and by exposure to other non-systemically delivered fluorides (such as toothpastes)
- To evaluate the effectiveness of fluoridated salt compared with water or milk fluoridation (differential effect).