Influence of Chewing Gum with Sodium Fluoride on the Oral Hygiene, Gingival Status, Susceptibility of an Enamel, Salivary Level of Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus in 13-Year-Old Children Affected by Caries

  • J. Radlinska
  • T. Ogonski


Dental caries are multi bacterial diseases depending on the interaction between enamel, saliva, dental plaque and consumed carbohydrates. In the process of enamel demineralisation, Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus bacteria were shown to play a mayor role (1). This process can take place only when the destruction of the structure of minerals occurred (2, 3).


Oral Cavity Dental Caries Dental Plaque Streptococcus Mutans Sodium Fluoride 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Radlinska
    • 1
  • T. Ogonski
    • 2
  1. 1.General Dentistry DepartmentPomeranian Medical AcademySzczecinPoland
  2. 2.Biochemistry and Chemistry DepartmentPomeranian Medical AcademySzczecinPoland

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