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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Desensitising agents use during tooth bleaching

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Ten studies involving a total of 394 patients were included in this review of desensitising agents during tooth bleaching. While the results suggest a reduction in sensitivity variation in the concentration of the agents used, the quality of the included studies means the results should be interpreted with caution.

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Mouthwashes and plaque control in orthodontic patients

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This review of mouthwash use in patients having fixed banded orthodontic treatment included 15 small studies and suggests that they reduce plaque levels. However the clinical relevance of the findings are uncertain and larger well conducted studies are needed.

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