UCL logo

UCL Discovery

UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

A systematic review of the effectiveness of anticalculus dentifrices.

Netuveli, GS; Sheiham, A; (2004) A systematic review of the effectiveness of anticalculus dentifrices. Oral Health Prev Dent , 2 (1) pp. 49-58.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

PURPOSE: To assess the evidence on the effectiveness of commercially available anticalculus dentifrices. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Systematic search for published and unpublished epidemiological data in 7 electronic databases, 5 journals, and the bibliographies of retrieved papers and by making contact with subject experts in this field. Thirty-two reports were identified containing comparisons of one or more active agents with a placebo dentifrice and calculus measured using the Volpe-Manhold Index (VMI). RESULTS: Random effect model for 3-month studies showed an effect size of -0.6 for all comparisons. The effect sizes varied from -0.3 for dentifrices with zinc chloride 0.5% to -1.1 for pyrophosphate 1.3% and copolymer 1.5% dentifrices. Meta-analysis of all the studies with 6-month follow-up gave an effect size of -1.1 (-1.5 to -0.8) and for 12-month follow-up the effect size was -13.6 (-21.4 to -5.8). CONCLUSIONS: Anticalculus dentifrices containing pyrophosphates, zinc compounds and/or co-polymers were effective in significantly reducing calculus scores (VMI).

Type: Article
Title: A systematic review of the effectiveness of anticalculus dentifrices.
Location: Germany
Keywords: Dental Calculus, Dentifrices, Diphosphates, Humans, Maleates, Polyethylenes, Toothbrushing, Treatment Outcome
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/36606
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item