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Can Milk Be Modified to Reduce Caries in High-Risk Preschool Children?


Background: Probiotics have been reported to confer health benefits through a number of biological effects including a reduction in strep mutans counts in plaque and saliva. Objective: To compare probiotic milk with a standard milk for caries increments over 10 months in preschool-age children. Methods: 2- to 3-year-old high dental caries risk children were recruited from 16 nursery schools in communities with optimal water fluoridation. Their teeth were brushed once a day with 500 more...
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