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Fluoride-Supplemented Milk Inhibits Acid Tolerance in Root Caries Biofilms.
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PMID:  22488252     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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In this study we investigated the effect of fluoride on plaque acid tolerance. The test group consumed 200 ml of milk supplemented with 5 mg F/l as NaF once a day, the milk control group drank 200 ml of unsupplemented milk, and the no-milk control group did not consume milk in this manner. Plaque samples were taken at baseline and after 15 months. The proportion of acid-tolerant bacteria in plaque was estimated using LIVE/DEAD® BacLight™ staining after exposure to pH 3.5 for 2 h. The fluoride group showed a statistically significant decrease in plaque acid tolerance compared to baseline. This study shows that daily intake of fluoride in milk reduces plaque acid tolerance.
Authors:
J Neilands; L G Petersson; D Beighton; G Svensäter
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Caries research     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1421-976X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0103374     Medline TA:  Caries Res     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  156-160     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Odontology, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden.
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