Streptococcus mutans forms xylitol-resistant biofilm on excess adhesive flash in novel ex-vivo orthodontic bracket model.

@article{Ho2017StreptococcusMF,
  title={Streptococcus mutans forms xylitol-resistant biofilm on excess adhesive flash in novel ex-vivo orthodontic bracket model.},
  author={C. S. Ho and Yue Ming and Kelvin Weng Chiong Foong and Vinicius R. Rosa and Truong Thuyen and Chaminda Jayampath Seneviratne},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={2017},
  volume={151 4},
  pages={669-677}
}
INTRODUCTION During orthodontic bonding procedures, excess adhesive is invariably left on the tooth surface at the interface between the bracket and the enamel junction; it is called excess adhesive flash (EAF). We comparatively evaluated the biofilm formation of Streptococcus mutans on EAF produced by 2 adhesives and examined the therapeutic efficacy of xylitol on S mutans formed on EAF. METHODS First, we investigated the biofilm formation of S mutans on 3 orthodontic bracket types… CONTINUE READING