n Journal of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry - The current evidence for caries prevention and treatment in xeriostomic patients [October 17, 2014] : preliminary systematic literature searches

Volume 8, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1998-801X


Ten controlled clinical studies relevant to the topic were found.

The results indicate:
  1. GIC/RM-GIC have higher caries-preventive effects than composite/amalgam in cases were no additional fluoride was provided to patients have been shown;
  2. Topical fluoride is indicated as caries-preventive;
  3. Mineral containing supplements, with and without casein appear to be at least as effective as topical fluoride in caries prevention;
  4. The effect of chlorhexidine gel on caries prevention is unclear;
  5. The use of an Intraoral fluoride-releasing system appears as effective s topical fluoride application.
State of evidence and recommendations: The quality of the existing evidence requires further assessment.

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