Potential effects of a multistrain probiotic-kefir on salivary Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus spp.


Çoğulu D. , Topaloglu-Ak A., Caglar E., Sandalli N., Karagözlü C. , Ersin N. , ...More

JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES, vol.5, pp.144-149, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1991-7902(10)60021-9
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.144-149

Abstract

Background/purpose: It has recently been documented that various probiotic formulations have beneficial effects in reducing caries risk as well as promoting human health. The aim of the present study was to examine the efficacy of short-term consumption of a multistrain probiotic-kefir on salivary counts of Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus spp. in young adults.