Probiotic treatment increases salivary counts of lactobacilli: a double-blind, randomized, controlled study.

@article{Montalto2004ProbioticTI,
  title={Probiotic treatment increases salivary counts of lactobacilli: a double-blind, randomized, controlled study.},
  author={Massimo Montalto and Monica Vastola and Lucia Marigo and Marcello Covino and R Graziosetto and Valentina Curigliano and Luca Santoro and Lucio Cuoco and R Manna and Giovanni Battista Gasbarrini},
  journal={Digestion},
  year={2004},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={53-6}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Lactobacilli are used in the prevention and treatment of several diseases, but they are also known to play a role in the pathogenesis of dental caries. The aim of our study was to evaluate whether the oral administration of lactobacilli could change the salivary counts of these bacteria compared with placebo. Moreover, lactobacilli were administered in liquid and in capsule form to determine the role of direct contact with the oral cavity. METHODS Thirty-five healthy… CONTINUE READING