Effectiveness of Fluoride in Preventing Caries in Adults

  title={Effectiveness of Fluoride in Preventing Caries in Adults},
  author={S. Griffin and E. Regnier and P. Griffin and V. Huntley},
  journal={Journal of Dental Research},
  pages={410 - 415}
  • S. Griffin, E. Regnier, +1 author V. Huntley
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Dental Research
  • To date, no systematic reviews have found fluoride to be effective in preventing dental caries in adults. The objective of this meta-analysis was to examine the effectiveness of self- and professionally applied fluoride and water fluoridation among adults. We used a random-effects model to estimate the effect size of fluoride (absolute difference in annual caries increment or relative risk ratio) for all adults aged 20+ years and for adults aged 40+ years. Twenty studies were included in the… CONTINUE READING
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