Oral health status: Does it have an impact of school attendance and performance?

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This review of the influence of oral health on school performance and school attendance included 18 observational studies and suggests a significant relationship between poor dental health and scchool attendance and performance.

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Oral hygiene advice: insufficient evidence for best way of providing one to one advice

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This Cochrane review of the effects of one-to-one oral hygiene advice, provided by a member of the dental team in a dental setting included 19 RCTs providing insufficient evidence to recommend any specific 1:1 method.

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Toothpaste: Does it inhibit plaque regrowth?

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This review of the effect of a regular fluoride dentifrice compared to water or saline on dental plaque inhibition using the 4-day non-brushing model included 9 studies and demonstrated a weak weak inhibitory effect on plaque regrowth with toothpaste use.

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Resin infiltration of proximal caries lesions

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9 RCTs were included in this review of resin infiltration for the clinical management of early non-cavitated proximal caries lesions. The findings indicate that resin infiltration when combined with oral hygiene measures was promising and more effective than oral hygiene measures alone.

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Dental restorations: repair or replace?

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10 studies were included in this review of the effectiveness of minimally invasive repair or replacement of dental restorations. The reviewers suggest that seal and refurbishment techniques did not present a significant difference in clinical longevity in comparison to the replacement technique in permanent teeth. However, both the amount and the quality of the available evidence is limited.

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Sjögren’s syndrome: treatments for dry mouth and hyposalivation

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36 studies were included in this review of treatment options for xerostomia, hyposalivation and quality of life in patients with Sjögren’s syndrome provinding evidence to support pilocarpine use. However the number of studies were limited and adverse effects were common.

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Musculoskeletal disorders in dental care providers: limited evidence for preventive interventions

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Just two RCTs were identified for this Cochrane review of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in dental care providers providing very-low quality evidence for physical ergonomic interventions.

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