Collaborative WHO xylitol Field studies in Hungary VI. Changes in the carbohydrate to protein ratio of dental plaque

P. Kertész, L. Schuder, Judit Szöke, Z. Gintner, Kaisu Pienihäkkinen, Arje Scheinin, J. Bánóczy

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Abstract

The carbohydrate to protein ratio of dental plaque was analyzed in a field study assessing the effect of partial substitution of dietary sucrose by xylitol (X group) in comparison with systemic fluoride (F group) and restorative treatment solely (C group). The biochemical analysis was supplemented by quantitative assessment of plaque through the visible plaque index (VPI). The present substudy was carried out cross-sectionally and longitudinally (n = 83) in initially 6-to 11-year-old children. Missing base-line values for the carbohydrate to protein ratio were partly compensated for through reexamination of the carbohydrate to protein ratio 15 months after termination of the trial. The latter series served as reference to indicate the base-line situation. A lower carbohydrate to protein ratio was measured in the X and F groups than in the C group. Improvement of the VPI values was obtained only in the X group. Our results suggest the potential value of parallel quantitative and qualitative assessment of plaque.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-380
Number of pages4
JournalActa Odontologica Scandinavica
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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Xylitol
Dental Plaque
Hungary
Carbohydrates
Proteins
Dietary Sucrose
Fluorides

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Collaborative WHO xylitol Field studies in Hungary VI. Changes in the carbohydrate to protein ratio of dental plaque. / Kertész, P.; Schuder, L.; Szöke, Judit; Gintner, Z.; Pienihäkkinen, Kaisu; Scheinin, Arje; Bánóczy, J.

In: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, Vol. 43, No. 6, 1985, p. 377-380.

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Kertész, P. ; Schuder, L. ; Szöke, Judit ; Gintner, Z. ; Pienihäkkinen, Kaisu ; Scheinin, Arje ; Bánóczy, J. / Collaborative WHO xylitol Field studies in Hungary VI. Changes in the carbohydrate to protein ratio of dental plaque. In: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 1985 ; Vol. 43, No. 6. pp. 377-380.
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