Non-fluoride Caries Preventive Agents Guideline (2011)

Guideline discusses sucrose-free polyol chewing gums, xylitol dentifrices, chlorhexidine, chlorhexidine in combination with thymol, calcium-containing agents, phosphate containing agents, casein derivatives, sialogogues, iodine, and triclosan

A panel of experts convened by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs concluded that certain non-fluoride agents may provide some benefit as adjunctive therapies in children and adults at higher risk of developing either root or coronal caries. As part of the evidence-based approach to care, these clinical recommendations should be integrated with the practitioner’s professional judgment and the patient’s needs and preferences.