Release of preventive agents from pacifiers in vitro. An introduction to a novel preventive measure.

@article{Suhonen1994ReleaseOP,
  title={Release of preventive agents from pacifiers in vitro. An introduction to a novel preventive measure.},
  author={Juha Suhonen and Beatrice Sener and W. Bucher and Felix Lutz},
  journal={Schweizer Monatsschrift fur Zahnmedizin = Revue mensuelle suisse d'odonto-stomatologie = Rivista mensile svizzera di odontologia e stomatologia},
  year={1994},
  volume={104 8},
  pages={946-51}
}
Clinical data show that the later primary teeth are colonized by mutans streptococci (MS), the less caries will develop, if at all. Since up to 90% of teething children develop a sucking habit, pacifiers were designed to release preventive agents into the mouth. Simultaneous use of sodium fluoride and xylitol increases the enamel fluoride content. Xylitol affects specifically growth and metabolism of mutans streptococci. The aim of this study was to determine the release of fluoride, xylitol… CONTINUE READING

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