CHOICE – Changing Habits to Prevent Child Caries


Unfortunately, child tooth decay is a major problem in the UK and many children end up in hospital to have teeth removed due to severe decay.

This study will recruit parents and children (aged 3-7 years old) with tooth decay including in Yorkshire and Humber. Dental teams will support families with the knowledge and skills to prevent further tooth decay through the adoption of healthy tooth brushing habits and limiting sugary foods and drinks. This study will test however effective this support, based on motivational interviewing, is in comparison to standard care. Forty NHS dental practices are involved and 908 children will be recruited. There are ten practices from each of the four areas; Yorkshire, Essex, Liverpool and Northern Ireland.


Sub-theme: Oral Health

Currently Underway


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