Effect of Short-term Consumption of Amul Probiotic Yogurt ContainingLa5 andLactis Bb12 on Salivarymutans Count in High Caries Risk Individuals.
Int J Appl Basic Med Res. 2018 Apr-Jun;8(2):111-115. PMID: 29744324
Harshal Prakash Bafna
Aim: This study aims to study the effect of short-term consumption of probiotic yogurt containingLa5 andlactis Bb12 on salivarymutans count in high caries risk individuals.
Materials and Methods: A double-blind randomized control trial was conducted, and 70 high caries risk individuals with a salivarycount of more than 10CFU/ml of saliva were followed for 4 weeks. Participants ingested 100 g yogurt containingLa5 andlactis Bb12 or yogurt without the two probiotic bacteria once daily at the end of meals for initial 2 weeks. Salivarywere enumerated in the laboratory by selective culture media.
Results: A statistically significant reduction (<0.05) of salivarywas recorded after probiotic yogurt consumption with minimal residual effect, which was in contrast to the controls.
Conclusion: La5 andlactis Bb12 present in the yogurt were effective in reducing thelevels in saliva.