Polyol chewing gums and caries rates in primary dentition: a 24-month cohort study.

@article{Mkinen1996PolyolCG,
  title={Polyol chewing gums and caries rates in primary dentition: a 24-month cohort study.},
  author={K. M{\"a}kinen and P. Hujoel and C. Bennett and K. Isotupa and P. M{\"a}kinen and P. Allen},
  journal={Caries research},
  year={1996},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={
          408-17
        }
}
The effect of 2-year chewing-gum use on the caries rates of primary teeth was studied in a combined school and home program in a sample of 510 initially 6-year-old subjects with high caries experience, low availability of fluoride, and difficult access to dental care. The gum, formed into either sticks or pellets, comprised either xylitol, sorbitol, or mixtures thereof. The gum was chewed for 5 min under supervision five times a day during the school year, and for variable times during… Expand
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