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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 55-57

Effect of fluoride- and nonfluoride-remineralizing agents in white spot lesions in mentally retarded children: A parallel randomized clinical trial


1 Resident, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sardar Patel PG Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sardar Patel PG Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sardar Patel PG Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Postgraduate Student, Department of Periodontology, Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Science and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
5 Postgraduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mayank Das
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sardar Patel PG Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/INPC.INPC_31_20

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Background: Dental caries is one of the prevalent oral diseases among mentally retarded children, and restorative, preventive treatment needs are unmet. Materials and Methods: The study was a double-blinded, parallel, randomized clinical trial. A total of 150 participants aged 7–12 years were selected. Unpaired t-test and repeated measures analysis of variance test were used for analysis. Results: In Group A, at 12 months, 97.2% active and 2.8% inactive lesions were reported. In Group B, at 9 and 12 months, 98.6% and 94.3% active and 1.4% and 5.7% inactive white spot lesions (WSLs) were seen. Conclusion: Fluoride- and nonfluoride-remineralizing agents reported a slight reduction in active WSLs.


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