Feasibility of eradication of mutans streptococci from oral cavities.


OBJECTIVES Dental caries prevention programs using chlorhexidine (CHX) have been proposed, but CHX's effect in reducing levels of mutans streptococci (S. mutans and S. sobrinus) appears to last for only a few months. The aim of this study was to attempt to eradicate mutans streptococci from the oral cavity using intensive professional mechanical tooth… (More)


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@article{Nomura2004FeasibilityOE, title={Feasibility of eradication of mutans streptococci from oral cavities.}, author={Yoshiaki Nomura and Hiroaki Takeuchi and Noboru Kaneko and Khairul Matin and Ritsuko Iguchi and Yoshihiro Toyoshima and Yoshiharu Kono and Takuji Ikemi and Susumu Imai and Toshiki Nishizawa and Kazuo Fukushima and Nobuhiro Hanada}, journal={Journal of oral science}, year={2004}, volume={46 3}, pages={179-83} }