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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


Evaluating the effect of probiotics on salivary microflora: A clinical controlled trail


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Research Article

Author Details : Khushboo Barjatya*, Ankur Vatsal

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2020

Article Page : 212-215


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Abstract

Objective: Probiotics are dietary supplements of live microorganisms thought to be healthy for the host organism. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of probiotic administered in the form of multi-strain suspension on the salivary levels of Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacilli in children of mixed dentition period.
Materials and Methods: A randomized, double-blind, placebo study was done. Saliva samples were collected at baseline and after 15 days of the study, microbial cultures were done to count the number of colony forming unit. This data was tabulated and analyzed.
Result: There was a significant reduction in Streptococcus mutans count in the study group after 15 days as compared to its initial count and placebo group. But no significant difference was observed in Lactobacilli count between the two groups. Probiotics reduced the salivary levels of Streptococcus mutans in children of mixed dentition period.
Conclusion: The application of probiotics may in the near future, provide the end of new cavities.

Keywords: Probiotics, Randomized, Salivary, Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacilli.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijohd.2019.048

How to cite : Barjatya K, Vatsal A, Evaluating the effect of probiotics on salivary microflora: A clinical controlled trail. Int J Oral Health Dent 2020;5(4):212-215

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