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Probiotics Ineffective for Preventing White Spot Lesions


Background: Decalcification in the form of white spot lesions remains a common negative sequela of orthodontic treatment, and an effective form of prevention remains elusive. Objective: To evaluate the effect of probiotic therapy in the form of lozenges containing beneficial bacteria on white spot lesion formation in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances. Design: Randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study with 2 parallel arms. Participants: 94 conse more...
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