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Effect of Erythritol and Xylitol on Dental Caries Prevention in Children

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2007 by University of Tartu.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
University of Turku
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University of Tartu Identifier:
First received: January 29, 2008
Last updated: February 3, 2010
Last verified: December 2007
This study aims at demonstrating the effect of erythritol and xylitol lozenges on preventing the new caries lesions and the possible remineralization effect of both polyols on incipient caries lesions.

Condition Intervention Phase
Dental Caries Dietary Supplement: A, erythritol Dietary Supplement: xylitol Dietary Supplement: C, sorbitol Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of Erythritol and Xylitol on Dental Caries Prevention in Children

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Further study details as provided by University of Tartu:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • caries reduction [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Depression of oral microorganisms [ Time Frame: 3 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 450
Study Start Date: January 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A, observation
dietary supplement
Dietary Supplement: A, erythritol
2,5 g 3 times a day
Experimental: B
dietary supplement
Dietary Supplement: xylitol
2,5 g 3 times a day
Experimental: C
dietary supplement
Dietary Supplement: C, sorbitol
2,5 g 3 times aday

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Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children who's parents have signed and returned informed consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any eating disorder
  • Refuse to continue
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01062633

Contact: Mare Saag, PhD +372 7319855
Contact: Rita Nommela, PhD +372 7319860

Department of Stomatology, University of Tartu Recruiting
Tartu, Estonia, 51003
Contact: Mare Saag, PhD    +372 7 319 855   
Contact: Rita Nommela, PhD    +372 7 319 860   
Sub-Investigator: Jana Olak, DDS         
Sub-Investigator: Riina Runnel, DDS         
Sub-Investigator: Pirkko-Liisa Makinen, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Sisko Honkala, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Rita Nommela, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Silvia Russsak, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Tartu
University of Turku
Principal Investigator: Mare Saag, PhD University of Tartu
Study Director: Eino Honkala, PhD University of Turku, Institute of Dentistry
Study Chair: Kauko Mäkinen, PhD University of Turku
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Mare Saag prof, University of Tartu Identifier: NCT01062633     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: N012/95
VARST 07264 2008-2011
Study First Received: January 29, 2008
Last Updated: February 3, 2010

Keywords provided by University of Tartu:
dental caries
dietary supplements

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dental Caries
Tooth Demineralization
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Gastrointestinal Agents
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