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The effect of unsupervised brushing with a dentifrice containing two antiplaque agents, 0.5% zinc citrate and 0.2% triclosan, on gingival health, plaque, supragingival calculus, and the oral flora was compared to brushing with a non-active control dentifrice. Volunteers were given oral hygiene instruction and their teeth were professionally cleaned. They(More)
Salivary, clinical, and microbiological factors were compared with subsequent 2-yr caries increment in a group of 372 Scottish adolescents. The caries increment was significantly correlated with previous caries experience, salivary buffering capacity and counts of lactobacilli, mutans streptococci and candida. Veillonella levels and salivary flow rate were(More)
Salivary and microbiological caries activity tests were investigated on three occasions in a group of 372 Scottish adolescents. Counts of lactobacilli, mutans streptococci, and candida were consistently and significantly associated with caries prevalence, as either DS or DMFS score, and buffering capacity was consistently inversely related to DMFS score.(More)
A 5-yr double-blind fluoridated milk study has been completed and, following baseline stratification, 94 children aged 4 1/2/5 1/2 yr were allocated to the test group and 93 to the control. Each subject received 200 ml school milk daily, identification between the test and control plastic packs being by colour-coding alone with the former containing 1.5(More)
Fibre optic transillumination (FOTI) has been employed during the course of a 3-yr clinical dentifrice trial which initially involved 3003 children. At the initial examination, a subgroup of 813 13-yr-olds, and at the following annual visit, 2247 14-yr-olds, were examined using a 150 W lamp and 0.5 mm diameter probe. Routine clinical and radiographic(More)
1. A study has been made of serum, mixed and parotid salivary levels attained in normal volunteers following oral dosage of 500 mg phenoxymethylpenicillin tablets, 500 mg crushed phenoxymethylpenicillin tablets in capsules, 500 mg ampicillin, 500 mg cloxacillin and 500 mg cephalexin.2. High mixed saliva levels were obtained with phenoxymethylpenicillin(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Tooth loss has been associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD), but the mechanisms are unclear. We evaluated the association of total tooth loss with prevalent CVD in men and women; as well as with citrus fruit consumption, plasma vitamin C, and inflammatory and thrombotic variables. METHODS We used an age-and sex-stratified(More)