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Who will win the race in childrens' oral cavities? Streptococcus mutans or beneficial lactic acid bacteria?
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PMID:  23887032     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Adhesion to oral soft and hard tissue is crucial for bacterial colonisation in the mouth. The aim of this work was to select strains of oral lactic acid bacteria that could be used as probiotics for oral health. To this end, the adhesive properties of some lactic acid bacteria were investigated. Seventeen lactic acid bacteria including two Streptococcus mutans strains were isolated from the oral cavity of healthy children, while other strains were isolated from fermented meat products. The bacterial strains were applied to teeth surfaces covered with saliva or without saliva. A significant diversity in adhesion capacity to teeth surfaces among the lactic acid bacteria was observed. Lactic acid bacteria isolated from the oral cavity adhered the best to teeth surfaces covered with saliva, whereas lactic acid bacteria isolated from fermented meat samples adhered the best to tooth surface without saliva. All strains of lactic acid bacteria were able to reduce the number of S. mutans cells, in particular on saliva-coated tooth surface. Therefore, they might have potential as probiotics for the oral cavity.
Authors:
O E Güngör; Z Kırzıoğlu; E Dinçer; M Kıvanç
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Beneficial microbes     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1876-2891     ISO Abbreviation:  Benef Microbes     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101507616     Medline TA:  Benef Microbes     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  237-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Akdeniz University, 07058 Antalya, Turkey.
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