|Short-term Effect of Mechanical Plaque Control on Salivary Mutans Streptococci in Preschool Children|
|Liu, Min1; Ge, Lihong2; Zheng, Shuguo1; Yuan, Chao1; Zhang, Bo1; Xu, Tao1|
|关键词||dental flossing Dentocult SM Strip mutans streptococci preschool children toothbrushing|
|刊名||ORAL HEALTH & PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY|
|WOS标题词||Science & Technology|
|类目[WOS]||Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine|
|研究领域[WOS]||Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine|
|关键词[WOS]||ORAL HEALTH-STATUS ; DENTAL-CARIES ; PROGRAM ; COLONIZATION ; GINGIVITIS ; FLUORIDE ; CHINA|
Purpose: To determine the effect of mechanical tooth cleaning by toothbrush and dental floss on mutans streptococci in the saliva of preschool children.
Materials and Methods: This blinded, randomised controlled clinical trial included 54 3-year-old preschool children with detectable mutans streptococci in saliva. The children were randomly divided into a test and a control group. Dental college students cleaned the teeth of test group participants with toothbrush and dental floss under the indication of a plaque disclosing agent once a day. The control group received no intervention. Dentocult SM Strip mutans (D-SM) strips were used to test the mutans streptococci in saliva.
Results: The D-SM test scores declined from 1.82 to 0.95 for the test group after the teeth were cleaned 10 times (p < 0.001) and the scores increased to 1.62 after tooth cleaning ceased for 2 weeks (p > 0.05 compared with baseline). The D-SM level of the control group did not change significantly.
Conclusion: Meticulous and continuous plaque control with toothbrush and dental floss can decrease the mutans streptococci level in preschool children. However, the effect ceased as the intervention ceased.
|作者单位||1.Peking Univ, Sch & Hosp Stomatol, Dept Prevent Dent, Beijing 100081, Peoples R China|
2.Peking Univ, Sch & Hosp Stomatol, Dept Paediat Dent, Beijing 100081, Peoples R China
|Liu, Min,Ge, Lihong,Zheng, Shuguo,et al. Short-term Effect of Mechanical Plaque Control on Salivary Mutans Streptococci in Preschool Children[J]. ORAL HEALTH & PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY,2014,12(3):219-224.|
|APA||Liu, Min,Ge, Lihong,Zheng, Shuguo,Yuan, Chao,Zhang, Bo,&Xu, Tao.(2014).Short-term Effect of Mechanical Plaque Control on Salivary Mutans Streptococci in Preschool Children.ORAL HEALTH & PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY,12(3),219-224.|
|MLA||Liu, Min,et al."Short-term Effect of Mechanical Plaque Control on Salivary Mutans Streptococci in Preschool Children".ORAL HEALTH & PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY 12.3(2014):219-224.|