Reporting today at the 83rd General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, convening at the Baltimore Convention Center, investigators from Tsurumi University (Yokohama, Japan) presented results from a study investigating the effects of eating sugar-free traditional yoghurt on the components of oral malodor and harmful bacteria.
They found that the levels of volatile sulfide compounds, namely, hydrogen sulfide, decreased in 80% of the volunteers after six weeks. Further, the plaque and gingival indices in the yoghurt-eating volunteers were significantly lower than in the non-yoghurt-eating group with bad breath.
The results suggest that eating traditional yoghurt may reduce the components of oral malodor and harmful bacteria.
This is a summary of abstract #920, by K. Hojo and co-workers, from Tsurumi University, Yokohama, Japan, to be presented at 2 p.m. in Exhibit Hall E-F of the Baltimore Convention Center, during the 83rd General Session of the International Association for Dental Research.
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