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Dental Caries - calcium, protein, soft drinks, sugar, vitamin d - 50736

Lower calcium intake was associated with higher cariogenic risk and greater severity of oral diseases. Significantly lower calcium intake and 25OHD levels, and significantly higher protein intake, daily consumption of soft drinks, plaque index and sugar intake, were associated with a higher DMFT Index (decayed, missing, and filled teeth). [Clin Oral Investig. 2014 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print] 50736 (7/2015)] Interview PubMed

Dental Caries - Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG plays a protective role in the development of dental caries (Caries Res, 2001; 35: 412-420)]

Dental Caries - Lactobacillus spp.

Lactobacillus spp. (1.88 x 109 live cells/day: L.sporogens 16%, L.bifidum 12%, L.bulgaricus 12%, L.termophilus 18%, L.acidophilus 20%, L.casei 10%, L.rhamnosus 12%), both in capsules and in liquid form (bottled) increased Lactobacillus spp. in the saliva. Not known if this is cariogenic or anti-cariogenic. [Digestion 2004;69:53-56. 41776 (2004)] Summary

Dental Caries - Medications

Medications - prescribe sugar-free medications versus those with sugar. No sugar-containing medications at bedtime. [Health Visitor, August 1995; 68(8):327-238. 24227 (1996)] Summary
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