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Stevia and sucrose effect on plaque formation

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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.

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Correspondence to Sonia Maria Blauth de Slavutzky.

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S. M. B. de Slavutzky was an undergraduate student of Dentistry at the time of the research for this study (1994).

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de Slavutzky, S.M.B. Stevia and sucrose effect on plaque formation. J. Verbr. Lebensm. 5, 213–216 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00003-010-0555-5

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Keywords

  • Stevia rebaudiana
  • Dental plaque
  • Sucrose stevioside