Does Fluoride in Compomers Prevent Future Caries in Children?

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Does Fluoride in Compomers Prevent Future Caries in Children?
Dental Article Review
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November 7, 2010
TITLE OF ARTICLE
Trachtenberg, F. et al. (2009). Does fluoride in compomers
prevent future caries in children?. Journal of Dental Research 88(3), 276-279.
SUMMARY
This article describes a study which tested whether compomer is associated with fewer future caries. The researchers found no preventative benefit to fluoride-releasing compomer compared with amalgam.
CONCEPTS
This article is relevant to this course because it examines a comparison between compomers containing fluoride versus those containing amalgam, thus examining if there is any advantage with the mitigation of caries.
ANALYSIS...
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...... The mean number of new caries on different teeth 5 years after restoration placement was higher for amalgam (4.2 vs. 3.5 new carious surfaces). There was no difference by restoration material; 8.5% of sound teeth in either arm developed caries. This relatively low percent may be explained by the exfoliation of sound primary teeth over the five-year follow-up. Almost all children during the follow-up presented with caries had them on decayed or new teeth. Ultimately, the survival curves showed little difference between compomer and amalgam at the end of follow-up.
References
Trachtenberg, F. et al. (2009). Does fluoride in compomers
prevent future caries in children?. Journal of Dental
Research 88(3), 276-279. doi: 10.1177/0022034508330884