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Effect of the Consumption of Probiotics in the Reduction of Incidence of Carious Lesions in Preschool Children

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gonzalo Rodriguez, DDS, University of Chile
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01648075
First received: July 9, 2012
Last updated: January 20, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

July 9, 2012
January 20, 2014
July 2012
January 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Reduction of caries incidence in 1 unit of DMF-T (decayed, missing and filled teeth) from baseline up to the 18th month [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Preschool children that in regular basis consume enriched milk with probiotics will present less caries incidence than those that consume milk without probiotics, measured by differences in dmft index between baseline, 6 months, 12 months and 18 months dental exams.
Change in caries incidence. [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Preschool children that in regular basis consume enriched milk beverages with probiotics will present less caries incidence than those that consume milk beverages without probiotics, measured by diferences in dmft index between baseline, 6 months, 12 months and 18 months dental exams.
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Effect of the Consumption of Probiotics in the Reduction of Incidence of Carious Lesions in Preschool Children
Effect of the Consumption of Probiotics Lactobacilli Enriched Milk in the Reduction of Incidence of Carious Lesions in Preschool Children

Probiotics are microorganisms that when administered in adequate amounts can confer health benefits. In vitro and clinical studies support the idea that lactobacilli have protective effects on oral health. A recent study in which preschoolers consumed milk drinks enriched with Lactobacillus rhamnosus, reported a reduction in caries, as well as additional benefits to children.

The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of daily consumption of milk beverages enriched with Lactobacillus rhamnosus on the incidence of caries in preschool Chilean children.

In this randomized controlled trial, preschool children belonging to Integra Foundation will be invited to participate. After obtaining parent´s informed consent, clinical and microbiological testing of saliva at baseline, 6 m, 12m and 18m will be performed. Differences in prevalence and incidence of caries, dmft and microbial diversity between groups will be assessed.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Caries Reduction
  • Caries Prevention
Dietary Supplement: Experimental: Probiotic enriched milk
Milk will be enriched with lactobacillus rhamnosus for the experimental group.
Other Name: probiotic: Lactobacillus rhamnosus
  • Experimental: Experimental: Probiotic enriched milk
    150 ml of skimmed milk enriched with probiotic (Lactobacillus rhamnosus LRH08) once a day
    Intervention: Dietary Supplement: Experimental: Probiotic enriched milk
  • Placebo Comparator: Skimmed Milk
    150 ml of skimmed milk once a day
    Intervention: Dietary Supplement: Experimental: Probiotic enriched milk
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Completed
261
January 2014
January 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy children from a general health perspective, with or without cavitated carious lesions at baseline.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children with systemic disorders who need special care and / or who have intolerance to milk drinks or allergy to any of the components of the experimental and / or placebo beverage.
Both
2 Years to 3 Years
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Chile
 
NCT01648075
Universidad de Chile
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Gonzalo Rodriguez, DDS, University of Chile
University of Chile
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University of Chile
January 2014

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