International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dental Science | India | Volume 8 Issue 12, December 2019


Estimation of Streptococcus Mitis Level in Saliva Before and After Consumption of Probiotic Curd among School Children

Dr. Annat Varghese | Dr. Shivaprakash P. K. | Dr. Mahantesha T.


Abstract: Background: Dental caries can be prevented at an earlier stage by usage of probiotic products. Objectives: To compare and evaluate the levels of salivary streptococcus mitis before and after consumption of probiotic curd. Materials and Methods: Thirty children of age group 10-12 years, were selected and divided equally into Group I and II. They were given 200 gm probiotic curd and normal curd for 7 days, respectively. Collection and analysis of saliva samples was done at baseline, 1 hour after consumption and on the 7th day. Number of colonies were counted and subjected to statistical analysis. Results: Study showed reduction in salivary mitis streptococci counts in saliva after 1 hour and on the 7th day in the probiotic group. Results were found to be statistically significant. Conclusion: Daily use of probiotic products can help in prevention of enamel demineralization.


Keywords: Probiotics, Saliva, Salivary Streptococcus Mitis


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 12, December 2019,


Pages: 1017 - 1019


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Dr. Annat Varghese, Dr. Shivaprakash P. K., Dr. Mahantesha T., "Estimation of Streptococcus Mitis Level in Saliva Before and After Consumption of Probiotic Curd among School Children", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 8 Issue 12, December 2019, pp. 1017-1019, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20203495

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