Effect of fluoridated milk on caries: 10-year results.

C. Gyurkovics, P. Zimmermann, E. Hadas, J. Bánóczy

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The aim of the study was to assess the caries-preventive effect of fluoridated milk after 10 years of consumption, including a two-year interruption. DMF mean values of 162 institutionalized children aged 7- to 14-years were compared to DMF mean values of 139 institutionalized children (control) of the same age. The test group children consumed 200 ml milk daily, implemented with 0.4 mg-to 0.75 mg F, depending on their age, continuously for six years. Following a two year interruption, the children again got fluoridated milk or cocoa-milk twice a week for four years. In the test group the average ratio of caries-free children was 10% more than in the control group. The caries prevalence in the permanent dentition showed a clinically and statistically significant reduction: 36.78% on DMFT, and 40.02% on DMFS mean values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-124
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of clinical dentistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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