This study aimed to evaluate the effects of divalent cations on the short-time fluoride exposure induced-inhibition of the pH fall ability of Streptococcus mutans. In the presence of divalent cations, short-time fluoride exposure enhanced the inhibition of pH fall by S. mutans, probably due to the fluoride bound to bacterial cell via cations. Thus, it is suggested that the pre-rinse with divalent cations increases fluoride retention to plaque bacteria and subsequently enhances fluoride inhibition on acid production by dental plaque in vivo.
|Title of host publication||Interface Oral Health Science 2011|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2012|
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