Stevia and sucrose effect on plaque formation


DOI: 10.1007/s00003-010-0555-5

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de Slavutzky, S.M.B. J. Verbr. Lebensm. (2010) 5: 213. doi:10.1007/s00003-010-0555-5


An in vivo study was done by measuring the accumulation of dental plaque after rinsing with a solution of 10% sucrose four times daily during 5 days and comparing it with a rinsing of 10% solution of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni four times a day, during 5 days a week. The accumulation of dental plaque after rinsing with Stevia was 57, 82% less than under rinsing with sucrose as measured by the Silness-Löe index and 10, 40% less plaque when measured by O’Leary index of plaque.


Stevia rebaudiana Dental plaque Sucrose stevioside 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel/Switzerland 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Preventive and Social DentistryFederal University of Rio Grande do Sul C.D. Cassiano ScapiniPorto AlegreBrazil

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