Mutans streptococci counts in plaque and unstimulated Saliva at five weeks and best fit linear line. Linear reduction of mutans streptococci levels in plaque and unstimulated saliva to increasing frequency of xylitol chewing gum use at a constant daily dose (10.32 g/day). Linear line equations: plaque – *log mutans streptococci = -.21(Frequency) + 5.21; unstimulated saliva – **log mutans streptococci = -.19(Frequency) + 5.07. Group F0 = Sorbitol Control; F2 = xylitol 2x/d; F3 = xylitol 3x/d; F4 = xylitol 4x/d.
Ly et al. BMC Oral Health 2006 6:6 doi:10.1186/1472-6831-6-6