- To evaluate the effects of xylitol (consumed by mothers) at reducing tooth decay in their children compared with alternative treatments (e.g. chlorhexidine, fluoride varnish, placebo, or no treatment).
- To assess 1 above (caries reduction in populations) at different levels of baseline caries risk.
- To assess any reported changes in bacterial levels (of any species) in children/mothers.
- To describe participant satisfaction levels.
This is a protocol.