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The Cochrane Review 'Xylitol-containing products for preventing dental caries in children and adults', published in March 2015 from the Cochrane Oral Health Group, found some evidence that products containing fluoride and xylitol had more of an effect on preventing caries than products with fluoride alone.
The review has received considerable attention in the press and on social media, with dentists, other oral health specialists, and policymakers wondering whether this should change their recommendations.
Review author Deborah Moore tells the story of what’s been happening since publication….