Anne Maguire

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MATERIAL AND METHODS Dental examinations were carried out on 354 boys aged 5-6 years, and 862 boys aged 12-14 years, attending 40 schools in Riyadh. The prevalence of dental erosion was assessed using diagnostic criteria similar to those employed in the 1993 UK National Survey of Child Dental Health. RESULTS Pronounced dental erosion (into dentine or(More)
Several recent publications have focused discussion on the value of xylitol in caries prevention. Some reviewers have concluded that xylitol has a unique active role in caries prevention, while other reviewers have been more cautious saying that the case is not yet proven. Chewing xylitol gum is certainly effective at preventing caries development compared(More)
OBJECTIVE As there are limited data on dental erosion in Libya, the aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and severity of dental erosion in a sample of 12 year-old children in Benghazi, Libya. BASIC RESEARCH DESIGN Cross-sectional observational study. CLINICAL SETTING Elementary schools in Benghazi, Libya. PARTICIPANTS A random sample of 791(More)
OBJECTIVE The reduced use of sugars-containing (SC) liquid medicines has increased the use of other dose forms, potentially resulting in more widespread dental effects, including tooth wear. The aim of this study was to assess the erosive potential of 97 paediatric medicines in vitro. METHODS The study took the form of in vitro measurement of endogenous(More)
Fifty-two long-term survivors of childhood leukemia or solid tumors had a clinical dental examination along with 49 of their sibling. The 52, with an additional 30 examined in a previous study, were studied radiologically with a panoramic tomogram. All children with leukemia had received chemotherapy for 2 or 3 years and irradiation on standard protocols(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between total daily fluoride intake (TDFI), daily urinary fluoride excretion (DUFE) and fractional fluoride retention (FFR) using available data, in order to clarify the ability of DUFE to predict TDFI and, therefore, the risk of fluorosis development. Examination of published reports of simultaneous(More)
AIM To investigate any association between dental erosion and its potential dietary risk factors in a group of schoolchildren in Benghazi, Libya. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional observational study. METHODS A random sample of 12-year-old schoolchildren in 36 randomly selected schools completed a questionnaire to provide dietary data and underwent dental(More)
Objectives Data on fluoride exposure of infants are sparse. This study aimed to estimate total daily fluoride intake (TDFI) of infants aged 1-12 months, living in non-fluoridated and fluoridated areas in north-east England.Methods Daily dietary fluoride intake was assessed using a three-day food diary coupled with analysis of fluoride content of food/drink(More)