Effect of Fluoride Varnish on Streptococcus Mutans Count in Plaque of Caries Free Children using Dentocult SM Strip Mutans Test: A Randomized Controlled Triple Blind study

Jeeva Rathan, J (2006) Effect of Fluoride Varnish on Streptococcus Mutans Count in Plaque of Caries Free Children using Dentocult SM Strip Mutans Test: A Randomized Controlled Triple Blind study. Masters thesis, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai.

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Abstract

The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect (24 hour) of Fluor Protector fluoride varnish on the Streptococcus mutans count in plaque of caries free primary dentition using Dentocult SM test and to estimate the Streptococcus mutans count in them. Hence thirty caries free children with full set of primary dentition were selected and divided into study group (20 subjects) and control group (10 subjects). The conclusions derived from the results of this study are: • Fluor Protector fluoride varnish have a statistically significant reduction in the Streptococcus mutans count in plaque after 24 hours. • The average Streptococcus mutans count in primary dentition of caries free children is in the range of 104 to 105 colony forming units/ml. • The average Streptococcus mutans count in primary dentition of caries free children after Fluor Protector fluoride varnish application is below 104 colony forming units/ml. • Frequency of brushing, sweets/snacks intake, sugared/energy drinks consumption and the use of fluoridated toothpaste do not have any statistically significant effect on the Streptococcus mutans count of plaque. As this was the first study, further studies can reveal the long term effect of Fluor Protector fluoride varnish on the Streptococcus mutans count in plaque of carious and caries free dentition.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fluoride Varnish, Streptococcus Mutans Count, Plaque of Caries Free, Children, Dentocult SM Strip Mutans Test.
Subjects: DENTAL > Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Depositing User: Kambaraman B
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2018 08:23
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 08:23
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/5529

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