Xylitol gummy bear snacks: a school-based randomized clinical trial

  title={Xylitol gummy bear snacks: a school-based randomized clinical trial},
  author={Kiet A. Ly and Christine A Riedy and Peter Milgrom and Marilynn L Rothen and Marilyn Roberts and Lingmei Zhou},
  journal={BMC Oral Health},
  pages={20 - 20}
BACKGROUND Habitual consumption of xylitol reduces mutans streptococci (MS) levels but the effect on Lactobacillus spp. is less clear. Reduction is dependent on daily dose and frequency of consumption. For xylitol to be successfully used in prevention programs to reduce MS and prevent caries, effective xylitol delivery methods must be identified. This study examines the response of MS, specifically S. mutans/sobrinus and Lactobacillus spp., levels to xylitol delivered via gummy bears at optimal… CONTINUE READING