Article title and bibliographic information A randomized clinical trial of the anti-caries efficacy of 5000 compared to 1450 ppm fluoridated toothpaste on root caries lesions in elderly disabled nursing home residents. Ekstrand KR, Poulsen JE, Hede B, Twetman S, Qvist V, Ellwood RP. Caries Res 2013;47(5):391-98. Reviewer André V. Ritter, DDS, MS, MBA Purpose/Question Is 5000 ppm fluoridated toothpaste used twice daily more efficacious than 1450 ppm fluoridated toothpaste used twice daily for controlling root caries progression in elderly disabled nursing home residents? Source of funding This study was supported by a donation from Colgate Palmolive, manufacturer of the two toothpaste interventions Type of study/Design This was a randomized clinical trial done with a convenience sample, with elements of comparative effectiveness design Level of evidence Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of recommendation grade Not applicable.
ASJC Scopus subject areas