Short-term effect of mastic gum on salivary concentrations of cariogenic bacteria in orthodontic patients


AKSOY A., DURAN N., TOROGLU S., Koksal F.

ANGLE ORTHODONTIST, vol.77, no.1, pp.124-128, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.2319/122205-455r.1
  • Title of Journal : ANGLE ORTHODONTIST
  • Page Numbers: pp.124-128

Abstract

Objective: To determine antibacterial activity of chewing mastic gum against the salivary levels of Streptococcus mutans, the total number of viable bacteria, and lactobacilli in patients undergoing therapy with fixed orthodontic appliances.