Does chewing sucrose-free chewing gum after meals reduce the development of carious lesions?
CE Tsao, MV Morgan
MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2005
Design: A cluster-randomised controlled trial with two arms. Setting: Elementary schools in Budapest, Hungary, where water was not fluoridated at the time of the study. Participants: 583 schoolchildren aged 8-13 years (mean age, 9.6 years). Participants and their parents or guardians were required to sign an informed consent form. Non-participation rates and profiles were not reported, and inclusion and exclusion criteria were not specified. Interventions: The intervention group chewed sucrose-free gum (65% polyols [sorbitol and mannitol], 30% gum base and 5% sweeteners and flavours) for 20 minutes after meals, three times a day; the control group did not chew gum. Two meals a day were avail..View full abstract