Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003175
Title: Effects of probiotics consumption on salivary pH and Streptococcus mutans counts
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Probiotics play an important role in pathogenesis in oral cavity and also improve in gastrointestinal health problems. Antimicrobial methods which control dental caries that includes probiotic agents play an important role in establishing caries control in children from moderate to high risk for developing dental caries. Aim: This study aims to analyze and compare the usage of probiotic products and its effect on salivary pH and Streptococcus mutans. Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the effect of short-term consumption on probiotic curd and normal curd. Materials and Methods: This study was carried out in 10 human volunteers who are caries free, examination period is done for 20 days. It is examined as two periods, that is, before probiotic and after probiotic, it is also tested using pH strips to denote saliva pH before and after consumption of probiotic curd. Mutans agar was used to enumerate colonies. Method - dilute the saliva to 1:20 dilution. 1 ml of saline with 50 μl saliva then transfer to 10 μl to mutans agar and incubate at 370C and count. Reason: Probiotic agents are believed to play a role in dental caries. A shift of pH range will determine the risk of inhibition of the growth of S. mutans counts.

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    Nazia Zareen1 , Pradeep Kumar R2 *, Lakshmi Thangavelu3

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    1 Department of Public Health dentistry , Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    3 Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. R. Pradeep Kumar, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Nazia Zareen1 , Pradeep Kumar R2 *, Lakshmi Thangavelu3

    Title:Effects of probiotics consumption on salivary pH and Streptococcus mutans counts
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (February)
    Year:2019
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    Methodology: Antimicrobial, Dental caries, Oral cavity, Probiotics, Salivary pH, Streptococcus mutans
    Research Materials:probiotics consumption

Keywords

Antimicrobial Dental caries Oral cavity Probiotics Salivary pH Streptococcus mutans

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