J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2018 Nov-Dec;32(6):1593-1597.
Efficacy of a combined sea salt-based oral rinse with xylitol against dental plaque, gingivitis, and salivary Streptococcus mutans load.
- 1 Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sense Organs, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy.
- 2 City Unity College, Athens, Greece.
- 3 POLYPHENO S.r.l., Accredited Spin Off, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy.
- 4 Department of Interdisciplinary Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy.
- 5 Faculty of Medicine, Prishtina, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”, Kosovo.
- 6 Faculty of Dentistry, University of Medicine, Tirana, Albania.
- # Contributed equally
the succession of dental plaque development can lead to serious complications, such as caries, gingivitis, and periodontitis. The control of dental plaque on tooth surfaces is vital for the prevention of dental plaque related diseases. In this context, antimicrobial agents may serve as a valuable complement to mechanical plaque removal. Therefore the present study was aimed to evaluate the action of a combined rinsing solution containing different antimicrobials (sea salt, xylitol and lysozyme) used individually, for the reduction of a salivary specific bacteria (S. mutans) colonizing oral environment.