Effects of chlorhexidine and iodine on in vitro plaques of Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sanguis.

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Both chlorhexidine and iodine showed greater antimicrobial effect on in vitro grown S. mutans plaque than on plaque composed of S. sanguis. One treatment with iodine for 8 min inhibited the acid production of S. Mutans plaque whereas S. sanguis plaque required 20 min to be similarly affected. In contrast one treatment with chlorhexidine for up to 20 min did… (More)

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