Effect of polyol gums on dental plaque in orthodontic patients.

  title={Effect of polyol gums on dental plaque in orthodontic patients.},
  author={K. P. Sapna Isotupa and Steve Gunn and Cheng Yao Chen and Dennis E. Lopatin and Kauko K M{\"a}kinen},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  volume={107 5},
Sixty 11- to 15-year-old children wearing fixed orthodontic appliances were given chewing gums containing polyol for daily use after meals and snacks, to study whether the chewing of gums that contained slowly fermentable polyols (xylitol and sorbitol) affects the amount of dental plaque and the number of mutans streptococci present in plaque and saliva… CONTINUE READING