Effect of an antibacterial varnish and amine-fluoride/stannous fluoride (AmF/SnF2) toothpaste on Streptococcus mutans counts in saliva and dental plaque of children

J. Banoczy, A. Gombik, J. Szoke, I. Nasz

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of the simultaneous application of a chlorhexidine and thymol-containing varnish (Cervitec) and an amine fluoride/stannous fluoride containing toothpaste (Meridol) on Streptococcus mutans counts in saliva and dental plaque of school children 12-14 years of age, during a six-week period. The children were separated into group 1 (Cervitec varnish + fluoride-containing toothpaste), group 2 (Cervitec varnish + Meridol toothpaste), and group 3 (Meridol toothpaste alone). Over the six weeks the greatest improvement in salivary Streptococcus mutans count occurred in group 2. Overall, a statistically significant decrease in total microbiological count, and Streptococcus mutans was found in all three groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Dentistry
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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