Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004294
Title: Effectiveness of probiotics on Streptococcus mutans count in children
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of probiotics on Streptococcus mutans count in children. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 healthy children aged 7–14 years randomly divided into two groups which consumed or not consumed probiotics. Unstimulated whole saliva samples were collected in sterilized containers for 3 min. The saliva samples were transferred to the microbiology laboratory within 2 h of collection. Mutans streptococci colony counts per ml of saliva were performed on nutrient agar collected on the 1st day at baseline and 10 days post-intervention. Results: The control and study groups had no statistically significant difference before intervention. Post-intervention comparison of the groups revealed statistically significant difference (0.017). A significant reduction in S. mutans count was observed after the administration of intervention for 10 days. Conclusion: The administration of probiotics resulted in significant reduction in S. mutans.

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    Kadambari Sriram1 , Mebin George Mathew2 *

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    1 Department of  Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Pedodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Mebin George Mathew, Department of Pedodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Kadambari Sriram1 , Mebin George Mathew2 *

    Title:Effectiveness of probiotics on Streptococcus mutans count in children
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (October [Special Issue 1])
    Year:2019
    Page No: (104-106)
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    Methodology:Effectiveness
    Research Materials:Probiotics

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Probiotics Saliva Streptococcus mutans

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