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Systematic Review

Source: The Cochrane Collaborative

Last Reviewed: November 2015

Workgroups: Oral Health Workgroup

In this Cochrane systemic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found that micro-invasive treatments — installing a barrier — can significantly reduce tooth decay progression in children and adults. The review included studies that compared micro-invasive treatments to non-invasive treatments — fluoride varnish and flossing. Further studies are needed to determine which micro-invasive treatment techniques work best. 

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Dorri  M, Dunne  SM, Walsh  T, Schwendicke  F. (2015). Micro‐invasive interventions for managing proximal dental decay in primary and permanent teeth. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015 (11). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010431.pub2