Intervention Protocol

Maternal consumption of xylitol for preventing dental decay in children

  1. Derek Richards1,*,
  2. Brett Duane2,
  3. Andrea Sherriff3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Oral Health Group

Published Online: 14 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010202

How to Cite

Richards D, Duane B, Sherriff A. Maternal consumption of xylitol for preventing dental decay in children (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD010202. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010202.

Author Information

  1. 1

    NHS Forth Valley, Department of Public Health, Stirling, UK

  2. 2

    NHS Fife, Department of Dental Public Health, Fife, UK

  3. 3

    University of Glasgow Dental School, Department of Dental Public Health, Glasgow, UK

*Derek Richards, Department of Public Health, NHS Forth Valley, Carseview House, Castle Business Park, Stirling, FK9 4SW, UK. derek.richards@nhs.net.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 14 NOV 2012

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

  1. To evaluate the effects of xylitol (consumed by mothers) at reducing tooth decay in their children compared with alternative treatments (e.g. chlorhexidine, fluoride varnish, placebo, or no treatment).
  2. To assess 1 above (caries reduction in populations) at different levels of baseline caries risk.
  3. To assess any reported changes in bacterial levels (of any species) in children/mothers.
  4. To describe participant satisfaction levels.