Root caries: review suggests potential benefits from 5000ppm fluoride, chlorhexidine and silver diamine varnishes

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The prevalence of root caries is expected to risk and this review looked at a range of agents for non-invasive management. While 30 studies were identified they consider a large number of agents. While the review suggested that 5000ppm fluoride dentifrice was effective the number of available trials for this and the other agent was small and of limited quality.

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Trial shows biannual application of silver diamine fluoride better than annual application at arresting caries

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There has been a recent surge of interest in use of sliver-fluoride regimens for caries control as sadly dental caries is still a significant problem worldwide.  The aim of this trial was to compare the effectiveness of annual topical application of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) solution, semi-annual topical application of SDF solution, and annual application [read the full story...]

Sealants, fluoride varnish and silver diamine fluoride compared

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Dental caries is unfortunately still a common problem among children worldwide.  Cochrane reviews have shown the effectiveness of pit and fissure sealants (Hiiri et al  2009)  and fluoride varnishes (Marinho et al 2002) . While other reviews have found silver diamine fluoride (SDF) to be effective (Rosenblatt et al 2009).  The aim of this trial [read the full story...]