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A prospective randomized clinical trial into the capacity of a toothpaste containing NovaMin to prevent white spot lesions and gingivitis during orthodontic treatment

Overview of attention for article published in Progress in Orthodontics, August 2015
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Title
A prospective randomized clinical trial into the capacity of a toothpaste containing NovaMin to prevent white spot lesions and gingivitis during orthodontic treatment
Published in
Progress in Orthodontics, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40510-015-0095-8
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Authors

Derek A. Hoffman, Andrew E. Clark, Wellington J. Rody, Susan P. McGorray, Timothy T. Wheeler

Abstract

White spot lesions and gingivitis represent common, yet challenging, dilemmas for orthodontists. Fluoride has shown some benefit as a protective measure against demineralization; however, this is usually insufficient for orthodontic patients with less than ideal oral hygiene. Dentifrices containing calcium sodium phosphosilicate bioactive glass (NovaMin) have been proposed to aid in prevention of white spot lesions and gingival inflammation. Thus, the purpose of this study was to determine if the use of NovaMin reduces the formation of white spot lesions and improves gingival health in orthodontic patients. This was a prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled trial. Forty-eight patients undergoing orthodontic treatment were randomly allocated to two groups. The control group consisted of 24 patients who received over-the-counter fluoride toothpaste (Crest®), while the study group consisted of 24 patients who were given the test dentifrice (ReNew™) containing 5 % NovaMin and fluoride. Patients were followed up for 6 months on a monthly basis. Decalcification, gingival health, plaque, and bacteria levels were evaluated every 3 months. Statistical analysis was performed using both parametric and non-parametric tests to identify differences between groups at different time points. There were no significant differences between the groups in regard to changes in white spot lesions, plaque, or gingival health (P > 0.05). There was a trend toward improvement in white spot lesions found in subjects using Crest® at the 3-month time point; however, this was not sustained throughout the study. Our results indicate that a toothpaste containing NovaMin does not differ significantly compared to traditional fluoride toothpaste for improving white spot lesions and gingivitis in orthodontic patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 68 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 11 16%
Student > Master 10 14%
Student > Bachelor 9 13%
Student > Postgraduate 7 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 9%
Other 11 16%
Unknown 15 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 46 67%
Unspecified 3 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Materials Science 1 1%
Social Sciences 1 1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 15 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 August 2015.
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#8,551,978
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Outputs from Progress in Orthodontics
#74
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#117,151
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#1
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