Accession Number : AD0659364

Title :   A FEASIBILITY STUDY OF THE USE OF A STANNOUS FLUORIDE MOUTHWASH IN A SCHOOL PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY PROGRAM.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Swerdloff,George ; Shannon,Ira L.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A 0.1% stannous fluoride mouthwash was tested on 168 children divided into two balanced groups. The control group rinsed daily with a placebo mouthwash, and the test group rinsed daily with a 0.1% stannous fluoride mouthwash prepared fresh each day. The period of treatment extended from 1 January to 30 May 1966. A daily stannous fluoride mouthwash can be administered in the school system and supervised by classroom teachers. There was a reduction of 33% in carious teeth and 30.5% in carious surfaces in the group using the stannous fluoride mouthwash. This reduction was not statistically significant. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOUTH, HYGIENE), SOLUTIONS(MIXTURES), GERMICIDES, DENTISTRY, TEETH, DISEASES, PREVENTION, TIN COMPOUNDS, FLUORIDES, CHILDREN, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE