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J Clin Exp Dent. 2016 Dec 1;8(5):e604-e610. eCollection 2016 Dec.

Prevention of dental caries: A review of effective treatments.

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1
MD, Indipendent Clinical Dentistry, Forno Canavese and Bruino, Turin, Italy.
2
Dental University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
3
MD, Nuclear Medicine Unit Department of Biomedical Sciences and of Mophologic and Functional Images, University of Messina, Italy.
4
MD, Ph, Positron Emission Tomography Centre IRMET S.p.A., Affidea, Turin, Italy, PET Pediatric AIMN InterGroup, Italy, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, CNR, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The objective of this study is to review medical and non medical treatments for prevention of caries.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

A comprehensive literature search of the most relevant and updated published studies from 01/01/2002 through December 2015 in PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase and Scopus databases regarding the efficacy of strategies and treatments aiming to prevent the development of caries was performed selecting papers on the basis of the Evidence-based Medicine Criteria.

RESULTS:

We identified thirty systematic reviews on prevention of caries. Analyzing the data the retrieved literature, performance of prevention treatments seems to be high.

CONCLUSIONS:

Prevention treatments may have a relevant impact on the avoiding the development of caries planning. Key words:Dental caries, prevention, fluoride.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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