Comparison of erythritol and xylitol saliva stimulants in the control of dental plaque and mutans streptococci.

@article{Mkinen2001ComparisonOE,
  title={Comparison of erythritol and xylitol saliva stimulants in the control of dental plaque and mutans streptococci.},
  author={Kauko K M{\"a}kinen and K. P. Sapna Isotupa and Taina Kivilompolo and P. L. M{\"a}kinen and Jukka Toivanen and Eva M. S{\"o}derling},
  journal={Caries research},
  year={2001},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={129-35}
}
The effect of 2-month usage of saliva-stimulating pastils containing either erythritol or xylitol was studied in a cohort of 30 subjects assigned to the respective polyol groups (n = 15). The daily consumption level of both polyols was 5.2 g, used in 5 daily chewing episodes. The mean weight of total plaque mass (collectable during a standard period of 3 min from all available tooth surfaces) was reduced significantly in the xylitol-group, while no such effect was observed in the erythritol… CONTINUE READING
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