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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of a specially formulated remineralising toothpaste in controlling caries in a high-risk population: head and neck radiation patients. DESIGN The study compared the performance of the remineralising toothpaste with a conventional fluoride dentifrice using double-blind(More)
Dentinal hypersensitivity is a common dental problem without a satisfactory solution. Most therapies have focused on either trying to block the stimulation of dentinal nerves or on sealing open dentinal tubules. This study evaluated, in a double blind clinical trial, the effect of Enamelon, a dentifrice containing sodium fluoride, calcium salts and(More)
The effect of remineralizing and conventional toothpaste treatments on the hardness of intact and acid soft drink-etched enamel were assessed in a laboratory study. The remineralizing toothpaste (Enamelon Toothpaste) used in the study contains NaF, and simultaneously provides dissolved calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions. The conventional toothpaste(More)
A 36-month double-blind clinical caries study was conducted to determine the comparative anticaries efficacy of sodium monofluorophosphate (MFP) and sodium fluoride (NaF) as incorporated in dentifrice formulations. The test dentifrices which were utilized are commercially available in the United States and all have been granted the American Dental(More)
This article presents the caries prevalence and treatment patterns of children relative to a classification of family economic status, based on the child's eligibility for the free or reduced-cost school lunch program. Dental caries prevalence is reported for children aged 8-11 years at the beginning of a longitudinal clinical trial in the nonfluoridated(More)
A 3-year double blind clinical trial was conducted to compare the caries inhibition of an A.D.A.-accepted fluoride dentifrice to the caries inhibitions provided by three fluoride dentifrices containing anticalculus agents. All dentifrices used a compatible silicon dioxide abrasive system. The initial mean age of the subjects was 9.9 yrs and they resided in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of a sodium fluoride (NaF)/silica/xylitol dentifrice compared with that of a positive control NaF/silica dentifrice on caries increments in school children over a 3-year period in an area without an optimal level of fluoride in the drinking water (mean level <0.1 ppm). MATERIALS AND METHODS A 3-year, double-blind clinical(More)
This study compared the cariostatic effect of a two-part, fluoride-calcium-phosphate-containing prototype dentifrice (containing 1100 ppm F) to a conventional, clinically proven effective "gold standard" (1100 ppm F, USP Standard) and an Enamelon placebo dentifrice (0 ppm F) using a rat model. Three groups of 18 Crl:CDR(SD)BR rats were inoculated with S.(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy and safety of a specially formulated remineralizing toothpaste in controlling caries in a group of high risk, head and neck radiation patients. DESIGN The study compares the performance of the remineralizing toothpaste with a leading conventional fluoride dentifrice using double-blind(More)
Recent years have seen much work in the development of dentifrices containing the antimicrobial agent triclosan, a broad spectrum antibacterial agent manufactured for use in oral products by the Ciba-Geigy Corporation. Studies have shown that the incorporation of this agent into dental products, in combination with a PVM/MA copolymer (the non-proprietary(More)