Effect of caries in mentally handicapped children of addition of fluoride and bicarbonate-phosphate to dietary sugar products.

@article{Luoma1979EffectOC,
  title={Effect of caries in mentally handicapped children of addition of fluoride and bicarbonate-phosphate to dietary sugar products.},
  author={Harri Luoma and A K Nyman and A Toivonen and S S{\"o}derholm and T. Nuuja and R L Kantero and M L Hassinen and M Jokela and Pirkka V Nummikoski and Helena Meri Ranta and Irma Thesleff},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of dental research},
  year={1979},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={197-207}
}
Mentally handicapped children, aged 5--15 years and living in institutions, received fluoride supplement in several sugar products of their diet; in candies, marmalades, jams, fruit juices and in sweet desserts corresponding to 10 mg F as NaF per kg of the sugar (sucrose or glucose) of each product. To two of the four daily candies was also added a NaHCO3 + KH2PO4 mixture (mole ratio 9.8/l, resp.) to substitute for 2.5% of the sugar of the candy. The control children received the respective… CONTINUE READING

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