Antimalarial drugs and reduced incidence of dental plaque.

  title={Antimalarial drugs and reduced incidence of dental plaque.},
  author={K E Kinnamon and E H Eckermann and T R Tempel and Jacqueline Haymon Smith and C. R. Wolf},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={54 3},
Known antimalarial compunds from several chemical classes were tested for their ability to inhibit in vitro growth of microorganisms causing dental plaque and to prevent the development of plaque in a hamster model. Approximately a third of the compounds tested inhibited in vitro growth; however, none prevented development of plaque.