Mutans streptococci in saliva and interdental spaces after topical applications of an antibacterial varnish in schoolchildren.

Abstract

The effect of a chlorhexidine-containing varnish on the levels of mutans streptococci in saliva and in interdental spaces was investigated in 33 15-year-old schoolchildren. Each child was treated with an active (1% chlorhexidine; 1% thymol) and a placebo varnish preparation following the split-mouth technique. The varnishes were applied twice in small… (More)

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