Reduction of salivary mutans streptococci in orthodontic patients during daily consumption of yoghurt containing probiotic bacteria.

@article{Cildir2009ReductionOS,
  title={Reduction of salivary mutans streptococci in orthodontic patients during daily consumption of yoghurt containing probiotic bacteria.},
  author={Sule Kavaloğlu Cildir and Derya Germec and Nuket Sandalli and Fulya Isik Ozdemir and Tulin Arun and Svante Twetman and E. G{\"o}zde Çaglar},
  journal={European journal of orthodontics},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={407-11}
}
Previous studies have suggested that probiotic supplements in dairy products may affect the oral microbial ecology, but the effect in orthodontic patients has not previously been reported. The aim of the present study was to examine whether short-term consumption of fruit yogurt containing probiotic bifidobacteria would affect the levels of salivary mutans streptococci and lactobacilli in patients with fixed orthodontic appliances. A double-blind, randomized crossover study was performed and 24… CONTINUE READING

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