Morphological Changes in Streptococcus mutans After Chewing Gum Containing Xylitol for Twelve Months

@article{Lee2008MorphologicalCI,
  title={Morphological Changes in Streptococcus mutans After Chewing Gum Containing Xylitol for Twelve Months},
  author={Young-Eun Lee and Youn-Hee Choi and Seong-Hwa Jeong and Hee-Sook Kim and Sung-hee Lee and Keun-Bae Song},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={58},
  pages={332-337}
}
Few studies have been conducted to evaluate the effect of xylitol on the virulence and morphology of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans). This study was conducted to evaluate changes in the morphology and virulence of S. mutans in response to long-term consumption of gum containing xylitol. Participants were voluntarily recruited for a women’s oral health prevention program, classified into two groups (a control and a xylitol group), and then followed for 1 year. Ten salivary samples were randomly… Expand
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