Results: 257

For: caries

Caries risk assessment tools for young children

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10 studies reporting on 8 caries risk assessment tools (CRATs) were identified in for this review of evidence to inform the selection of CRATs. The current evidence is limited.

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Sedation for children undergoing dental treatment

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This Cochrane review update of the efficacy and relative efficacy of conscious sedation agents and dosages for behaviour management in paediatric dentistry includes 50RCTs providing some moderate-certainty evidence that oral midazolam is an effective sedative agent for children undergoing dental treatment.

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Top Dental Elf Blogs: Sep – Dec 2018

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Between September and December 2018 our most popular blogs considered guidelines for non-restorative options for caries management , orthodontic management of the developing dentition and aligners for orthodontic treatment.

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Carious lesions: guidelines for non-restorative treatments.

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This evidence-based clinical practice guideline on the non-restorative treatments for carious lesions in primary and permanent teeth from the American Dental Association provides 11 recommendations.

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Calcium hydroxide as lining for deep caries lesions?

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16 low quality RCTs were included in this review of the effect of calcium hydroxide lining on clinical success in treatment of deep carious lesions. 6 RCTs contributed to the meta-analysis suggesting no beneficial effect.

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Probiotics for oral health?

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This review of the effect of probiotic containing dairy products on oral health included 32 studies involving a broad range of dairy products suggesting a positive effect on S.Mutans (SM) levels and salivary pH.

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Micro-invasive treatments for proximal caries

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Seven RCTs were included in this review of of micro-invasive interventions for non-cavitated proximal caries suggesting that resin infiltration is effective in arresting caries progression.

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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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