Mark J. Buijs

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Currently there are no evidence-based ecological measures for prevention of overgrowth and subsequent infection by fungi in the oral cavity. The aim of this study was to increase our knowledge on fungal-bacterial ecological interactions. Salivary Candida abundance of 82 Dutch adults aged 58-80 years was established relative to the bacterial load by(More)
Caries prevention might benefit from the use of toothpastes containing over 1500 ppm F. With few clinical studies available, the aim of this pH-cycling study was to investigate the dose response between 0 and 5000 ppm F of de- and remineralization of advanced (> 150 microm) enamel lesions. Treatments included sodium and amine fluoride, and a fluoride-free(More)
This study addressed the dose response between fluoride toothpastes and in vitro de- and remineralization, to predict the efficacy of toothpastes and understand the mode of action in the range 0-3,000 ppm F. Enamel lesions were pH-cycled with calcium uptake and loss being assessed daily. Both 'shallow' (about 50 microm deep) and 'deep' (about 200 microm(More)
The aim of the current study was to investigate the anticariogenic potential of the (sub)fractions obtained from the edible mushroom shiitake (Lentinula edodes) in in vitro caries model. We used a modified constant depth film fermentor (CDFF) with pooled saliva as the inoculum and bovine dentin as a substratum. The test compounds were low molecular weight(More)
Caries and gingivitis prevention may benefit from chemotherapeutic plaque control, therefore we compared in a cross-over study with 5 subjects the anti-acidogenic effects of a single use of AmF-SnF2 mouthrinse solutions (Meridol with and without 5% alcohol) with baseline and with the effects of a placebo and a chlorhexidine mouthrinse (CHX). Buccal plaque(More)
F-dentifrice usage causes slightly elevated fluoride levels in saliva. Therefore, the effects of permanent low fluoride concentrations versus daily dentifrice treatments were studied on enamel and dentin lesions in a pH-cycling model of alternating demineralization and remineralization. Groups received 1) no fluoride treatment, 2) 3 mu M (0.06 ppm) F(More)
In 101 fluoride toothpastes, bought in local shops in Burkina Faso (n = 3), China (n = 5), Myanmar (n = 22), Nepal (n = 19), Philippines (n = 13), Syria (n = 22), Togo (n = 7) and Vietnam (n = 10), the total and free ionisable fluoride concentrations were established. The total fluoride concentration of the toothpastes was determined by gas liquid(More)
A number of polymers which have previously been tested for their applicability as thickening agents in saliva substitutes were studied in vitro for their caries-protective properties. These were: polyacrylic acid, carboxymethylcellulose, xanthan gum, guar gum, hydroxyethylcellulose and porcine gastric mucin. The polymers were tested for their effects on:(More)
The aim of the present study was to measure the effects of a 5,000-ppm F toothpaste on caries-related factors in dental plaque and saliva. A 6-week clinical trial was designed with a total of 34 participants, of which 26 completed the study. The participants were assessed on four visits, 2 weeks apart. Sampling of approximal fluid for fluoride analysis and(More)
Clinpro Cario L-Pop (CCLP) is a semiquantitive test claimed to determine the general potential for caries development and to monitor the individual caries risk. This test translates the capacity of the tongue microflora to produce lactic acid into a score of 1-9, indicating a low, medium or high risk for caries development. The aim of this randomized(More)