Maternal consumption of xylitol for preventing dental decay in children

  • Protocol
  • Intervention



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.