Mother and youth access (MAYA) maternal chlorhexidine, counselling and paediatric fluoride varnish randomized clinical trial to prevent early childhood caries

International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 04/27/2012

Maternal postpartum chlorhexidine (CHX) regimen, oral health counselling and preventive child fluoride varnish (FV) applications were not more efficacious than maternal counselling with child therapeutic FV for precavitated lesions for ECC prevention. FV for young children with brief maternal CHX use and oral health counselling may need to be combined with additional or longer–term therapies to significantly reduce early childhood caries (ECC) in high–risk populations.

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