A randomised controlled trial of the efficacy of supervised toothbrushing in high-caries-risk children.

@article{Curnow2002ARC,
  title={A randomised controlled trial of the efficacy of supervised toothbrushing in high-caries-risk children.},
  author={Morag M Curnow and Cynthia M Pine and Girvan Burnside and Julie A Nicholson and Richard Chesters and Eric Huntington},
  journal={Caries research},
  year={2002},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={294-300}
}
Scottish children have one of the highest levels of caries experience in Europe. Only 33% of 5-year-old children in Dundee who developed caries in their first permanent molars by 7 brushed their teeth twice a day. High-caries-risk children should benefit if they brush more often with fluoridated toothpaste. The aim of this clinical trial was to determine the reduction in 2-year caries increment that can be achieved by daily supervised toothbrushing on school-days with a toothpaste containing 1… CONTINUE READING