Chesley E. Smith

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Aluminum salts have demonstrated activity against oral bacteria and also have shown indications of inhibiting plaque and gingivitis. The aims of this clinical trial were to determine the effects of daily supervised rinsing with a specially formulated, alum-containing mouthrinse on existing plaque and gingivitis in children and to monitor its effect on the(More)
Aluminum salts have demonstrated anticaries activity in a number of laboratory and animal studies. The aim of this double-blind, pilot, clinical trial was to evaluate the effect of an alum (Al) mouthrinse on dental caries formation both by itself and in combination with an ADA-approved sodium fluoride (F) dentifrice. A total of 260 caries-prone children(More)