Effect of mechanical and chemical plaque control measures on oral microflora in schoolchildren.

@article{Emilson1982EffectOM,
  title={Effect of mechanical and chemical plaque control measures on oral microflora in schoolchildren.},
  author={C. G. Emilson and P. -O. Axelsson and Lodewijk C. M. Kallenberg},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  year={1982},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={111-6}
}
The incidence of S. sanguis, S. salivarius, S. mutans, total streptococci and lactobacilli was examined in highly caries active 13-14-year-old schoolchildren participating in a prophylactic program. After 1 year of trial, professional toothcleaning once every second week markedly reduced the frequency of gingivitis and the caries increment. Bimonthly topical applications of a 0.5% chlorhexidine gel with or without subsequent rinsing with 2% NFP had no effect on plaque score and gingivitis but… CONTINUE READING