Inhibitory effects of xylitol and sorbitol on Streptococcus mutans and Candida albicans biofilms are repressed by the presence of sucrose.

  title={Inhibitory effects of xylitol and sorbitol on Streptococcus mutans and Candida albicans biofilms are repressed by the presence of sucrose.},
  author={Ally Chan and K. Ellepola and Thuyen Truong and Preethi Balan and Hyun Koo and Chaminda Jayampath Seneviratne},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
OBJECTIVE Among the preventive and therapeutic options available for dental caries, sugar alcohols (xylitol and sorbitol) have been widely promoted as oral healthcare products due to its perceived anticariogenic effect. However, the therapeutic efficacy of these sugar alcohols against Streptococcus mutans and Candida albicans in a sucrose supplemented environment, as found in disease-prone conditions in the oral cavity, has not been adequately investigated. METHODS Single and mixed-species… Expand
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