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Linear response of mutans streptococci to increasing frequency of xylitol chewing gum use: a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN43479664]

Kiet A Ly1*, Peter Milgrom1, Marilyn C Roberts12, David K Yamaguchi1, Marilynn Rothen3 and Greg Mueller3

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1 Northwest/Alaska Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities, Department of Dental Public Health Sciences, Box 357475, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA

2 Department of Pathobiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA

3 Regional Clinical Dental Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA

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BMC Oral Health 2006, 6:6  doi:10.1186/1472-6831-6-6

Published: 24 March 2006

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Table 1. Brief summary of trials that included xylitol chewing gum and reported effectiveness of xylitol use. Brief summary of selected randomized clinical trials where xylitol chewing gum was included in the study design and reported effectiveness of xylitol use. The table shows the number of groups in the study, the subjects' age, the frequency and dose of xylitol use and their rationale, the outcome measures, and the conclusions.

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