Caries‐preventive effect of sodium fluoride mouthrinses: a systematic review of controlled clinical trials

@article{Twetman2004CariespreventiveEO,
  title={Caries‐preventive effect of sodium fluoride mouthrinses: a systematic review of controlled clinical trials},
  author={Svante Twetman and Lars G. Petersson and Susanna Axelsson and Helena Dahlgren and A K Holm and Carina K{\"a}llest{\aa}l and Folke Lagerl{\"o}f and Peter Lingstr{\"o}m and Ingegerd Mej{\`a}re and Gunilla Nordenram and Anders Norlund and Birgitta S{\"o}der},
  journal={Acta Odontologica Scandinavica},
  year={2004},
  volume={62},
  pages={223 - 230}
}
The Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care launched a project group in 1999 to systematically review and evaluate the existing literature on different caries‐preventive methods. The aim of this article was to report the findings concerning the caries‐preventive effect of fluoride mouthrinses (FMRs) in various age groups, with special reference to background fluorides. A systematic search in electronic databases for literature published between 1966 and August 2003 was conducted… 
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