Effect of 12 Months Supplementation With a Symbiotic Lozenge on Caries Increment in Healthy Children (PiP-C)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03928587|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : April 26, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 26, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Dental Caries||Dietary Supplement: 2 billion CFU in total of the two strains Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei and Lactobacillus rhamnosus and arginine. Dietary Supplement: Placebo||Not Applicable|
The study is a multicentre, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study in healthy children aged 5-8 years. The objective is to investigate the effect of a symbiotic lozenge on caries increment in primary molar teeth, primary canines and erupted occlusal surfaces at the first permanent molar teeth.The study will take place in Helsingør and Fredensborg municipality.
The study consists of a baseline visit prior to a 12 months intervention period, followed by a visit after completion. During the intervention period, two to four months after the baseline visit, a saliva sample will be collected.
All guardians to the subjects are encouraged to 1) brush their children's teeth twice daily with the fluoride toothpaste provided, 2) avoid the food provided in appendix D and 3) to continue the subject's dental appointments at local Public Dental Health Service (PDHS). No further specific oral hygiene or dietary instructions/restrictions are provided.
Assuming a dropout rate of 12.5%, 175 children will be included in each treatment group.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||350 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Effect of 12 Months Supplementation With a Symbiotic Lozenge on Caries Increment in Healthy Children: A Randomized, Parallel-grouped, Placebo-controlled Trial|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||May 1, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 30, 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 30, 2020|
A lozenge containing 2 billion CFU in total of the two strains Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei and Lactobacillus rhamnosus and arginine 2% to be taken once daily
Dietary Supplement: 2 billion CFU in total of the two strains Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei and Lactobacillus rhamnosus and arginine.
One lozenge once daily for 12 months
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
An identical lozenge except for the absence of probiotics and arginine to be taken once daily.
Dietary Supplement: Placebo
Placebo once daily for 12 months
- Increase in caries incidence [ Time Frame: 12 months ]Caries increment in primary molar teeth, primary canines and erupted occlusal surfaces at the first permanent molar teeth in children aged 5-8 years, using a modified dmf-s scale, including the occlusal surfaces of the first permanent teeth where d is defined by ICDAS scale and assessed both clinically and by dental x-ray.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03928587
|Contact: Mette Keller, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|