Do xylitol-containing products help prevent dental caries in children?

Mojtaba Dorri

Research output: Other contribution

Abstract

Question:
Do xylitol-containing products help prevent dental caries in children?

Clinical Answer:
There is only low quality evidence supporting the effectiveness of fluoride toothpaste containing xylitol over fluoride-only products for preventing dental caries in children, with no apparent difference between groups in adverse effects. The trials evaluating other xylitol-containing products (lozenges, sucking tablets, wipes) compared with no xylitol, were far too small to provide clinically meaningful results. One small trial (94 participants) suggested that 8 grams daily of xylitol oral syrup may be more effective at preventing caries on primary teeth than a low dose of 2.67 grams daily.
Original languageEnglish
TypeCochrane Clinical Answers
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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