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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212980/biofilm-formation-and-release-of-fluoride-from-dental-restorative-materials-in-relation-to-their-surface-properties
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Sebastian Hahnel, Andrei C Ionescu, Gloria Cazzaniga, Marco Ottobelli, Eugenio Brambilla
OBJECTIVES: To elucidate the impact of surface properties and the release of fluoride from different glass ionomer cements on biofilm formation. METHODS: Standardized specimens manufactured from various classes of glass ionomer cements (GICs), a resin-based composite (RBC), and human enamel were subjected to surface analyses. Subsequent to simulation of salivary pellicle formation, Streptococcus mutans biofilm formation was initiated using a drip flow reactor for 48h and 96h...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194363/in-vitro-study-of-streptococcus-mutans-adhesion-on-composite-resin-coated-with-three-surface-sealants
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Da Hye Kim, Tae-Yub Kwon
OBJECTIVES: Although the coating of surface sealants to dental composite resin may potentially reduce bacterial adhesion, there seems to be little information regarding this issue. This preliminary in vitro study investigated the adhesion of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) on the dental composite resins coated with three commercial surface sealants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Composite resin (Filtek Z250) discs (8 mm in diameter, 1 mm in thickness) were fabricated in a mold covered with a Mylar strip (control)...
February 2017: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193570/live-and-heat-killed-lactobacillus-spp-interfere-with-streptococcus-mutans-and-streptococcus-oralis-during-biofilm-development-on-titanium-surface
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E Ciandrini, R Campana, W Baffone
OBJECTIVES: This research investigates the ability of live and heat-killed (HK) Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) to interfere with Streptococcus mutans ATCC 25175 and Streptococcus oralis ATCC 9811 during biofilm formation. DESIGN: Eight Lactobacillus spp. and two oral colonizers, pathogenic Streptococcus mutans and resident Streptococcus oralis, were characterized for their aggregation abilities, cell surface properties and biofilm formation ability on titanium surface...
February 4, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183617/physical-chemical-and-antimicrobial-evaluation-of-a-composite-material-containing-quaternary-ammonium-salt-for-braces-cementation
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Mari Miura Sugii, Fábio Augusto de Souza Ferreira, Karina Cogo Müller, Debora Alves Nunes Leite Lima, Francisco Carlos Groppo, Hidetake Imasato, Ubirajara Pereira Rodrigues-Filho, Flávio Henrique Baggio Aguiar
The antibiofilm effect of iodide quaternary ammonium methacryloxy silicate (IQAMS) in Transbond XT Light Cure Adhesive resin used for braces cementation was evaluated. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy confirmed IQAMS formation and Scanning Electron Microscopy coupled to Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) revealed that as coating, the quaternary ammonium groups from IQAMS were homogeneously dispersed throughout the surface. When incorporated, the composite material presented homogeneous dispersion throughout the resin...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177575/surface-coating-of-gypsum-based-molds-for-maxillofacial-prosthetic-silicone-elastomeric-material-evaluating-different-microbial-adhesion
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Salah Khalaf, Zaihan Ariffin, Adam Husein, Fazal Reza
PURPOSE: To compare the adhesion of three microorganisms on modified and unmodified silicone elastomer surfaces with different surface roughnesses and porosities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Candida albicans, Streptococcus mutans, and Staphylococcus aureus were incubated with modified and unmodified silicone groups (N = 35) for 30 days at 37°C. The counts of viable microorganisms in the accumulating biofilm layer were determined and converted to cfu/cm(2) unit surface area...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175292/efflux-inhibitor-suppresses-streptococcus-mutans-virulence-properties
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Huihui Zeng, Jia Liu, Junqi Ling
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February 8, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169312/antibacterial-activity-and-bonding-ability-of-an-orthodontic-adhesive-containing-the-antibacterial-monomer-2-methacryloxylethyl-hexadecyl-methyl-ammonium-bromide
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Fan Yu, Yan Dong, Hao-Han Yu, Ping-Ting Lin, Ling Zhang, Xiang Sun, Yan Liu, Yu-Ning Xia, Li Huang, Ji-Hua Chen
Irreversible white spot lesion (WSL) occurs in up to 50% of patients during orthodontic treatment. Therefore, orthodontic adhesives need to be able to inhibit or reduce bacterial growth in order to prevent or minimize WSL. This study evaluated the antibacterial effect and shear bond strength (SBS) of a resin-based orthodontic adhesive containing the antibacterial monomer 2-methacryloxylethyl hexadecyl methyl ammonium bromide (MAE-HB). MAE-HB was added at three concentrations (1, 3, and 5 wt%) to a commercial orthodontic adhesive Transbond XT, while the blank control comprised unmodified Transbond XT...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169264/in-vitro-study-of-the-effect-of-an-essential-oil-and-a-delmopinol-mouth-rinse-on-dental-plaque-bacteria
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Henrique Soares LuIs, Luis Soares Luis, Mário Bernardo
CONTEXT: Mouthrinses are used, by many of our patients, as a complement to daily dental hygiene routine. The use of a toothbrush and an interproximal cleaning method may not be enough to control dental plaque. Essential oils and delmopinol mouth rinses are effective for the prevention of dental caries and gingivitis. To study the effect of an essential oil and a delmopinol mouth rinse on dental plaque bacteria, an in vitro study was developed. AIMS: The objective of this study was to determine the antibacterial activity of an essential oil and a delmopinol mouth rinse on Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacilli, and aerobic and anaerobic dental plaque nonspecific bacteria...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167518/pleiotropic-regulation-of-virulence-genes-in-streptococcus-mutans-by-a-conserved-small-protein-sprv
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Manoharan Shankar, Mohammad S Hossain, Indranil Biswas
: Streptococcus mutans, an oral pathogen associated with dental caries, colonizes tooth surfaces as polymicrobial biofilms, known as dental plaque. S. mutans expresses several virulence factors that allow the organism to tolerate environmental fluctuations and to compete with other microorganisms. We recently identified that a small hypothetical protein (90 amino acids) was essential for normal growth of the bacterium. Inactivation of the gene SMU.2137 encoding this protein caused a significant growth defect and loss of various virulence-associated functions...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163849/evaluation-of-the-antibacterial-effects-of-aqueous-and-ethanolic-leaf-extracts-of-aloysia-citriodora-lemon-verbena-on-streptococcus-mutans-and-streptococcus-sobrinus
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Faranak Shafiee, Ali Akbar Moghadamnia, Zahra Shahandeh, Farhnaz Sadighian, Effat Khodadadi
INTRODUCTION: The Aloysia citriodora plant from the family of Verbenaceae has many uses in traditional medicine. The aim of the current study was to determine the effects of the aqueous and ethanolic extracts of A. citriodora on Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sobrinus, which cause tooth decay. METHODS: This 2016 study was performed on standardized strains of S. mutans PTCC1683 and S. sobrinus PTCC1601 and clinical isolates. Twenty clinical samples were obtained from the dental caries of children admitted to the pediatric ward at the Faculty of Dentistry of Babol University of Medical Sciences (Babol, Iran)...
December 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147347/ph-response-and-tooth-surface-solubility-at-the-tooth-bacteria-interface
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Gen Mayanagi, Koei Igarashi, Jumpei Washio, Nobuhiro Takahashi
Evaluating the physiochemical processes at the tooth surface/bacteria interface is important for elucidating the etiology of dental caries. This study aimed to compare the mineral solubility and protein degradation of coronal enamel (CE) and root dentin (RD), and investigate the involvement of dissolved components in bacteria-induced pH changes using a model of tooth/bacteria interface. An experimental apparatus forming a well was made of polymethyl methacrylate, and a bovine tooth (CE or RD) specimen was fixed at the bottom of the well...
February 2, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144851/application-of-diverse-natural-polymers-in-the-design-of-oral-gels-for-the-treatment-of-periodontal-diseases
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Auleep Ganguly, Cheng Kang Ian, Ravi Sheshala, Priyadarshi Soumyaranjan Sahu, Haider Al-Waeli, Venkata Srikanth Meka
The objective of this study was to prepare periodontal gels using natural polymers such as badam gum, karaya gum and chitosan. These gels were tested for their physical and biochemical properties and assessed for their antibacterial activity against Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and Streptococcus mutans, two pathogens associated with periodontal disease. Badam gum, karaya gum and chitosan were used to prepare gels of varying concentrations. Moxifloxacin hydrochloride, a known antimicrobial drug was choosen in the present study and it was added to the above gels...
March 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142218/differential-effects-of-the-combination-of-tyrosol-with-chlorhexidine-gluconate-on-oral-biofilms
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Luana Ribeiro do Vale, Alberto Carlos Botazzo Delbem, Laís Salomão Arias, Renan Aparecido Fernandes, Ana Paula Miranda Vieira, Débora Barros Barbosa, Douglas Roberto Monteiro
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the effect of tyrosol and chlorhexidine gluconate in combination against Candida albicans, Candida glabrata and Streptococcus mutans in the planktonic state or forming biofilms in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Checkerboard assays were performed for determination of minimum inhibitory concentration. Biofilms were cultivated during 24 h on specimens of acrylic resin and hydroxyapatite, and treated with the drugs alone or in combination twice a day for 1 min, during 3 days...
January 31, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141493/functional-amyloids-in-streptococcus-mutans-their-use-as-targets-of-biofilm-inhibition-and-initial-characterization-of-smu_63c
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Richard N Besingi, Iwona B Wenderska, Dilani B Senadheera, Dennis G Cvitkovitch, Joanna R Long, Zezhang T Wen, L Jeannine Brady
Amyloids have been identified as functional components of the extracellular matrix of bacterial biofilms. Streptococcus mutans is an established etiologic agent of dental caries and biofilm dweller. In addition to the previously identified amyloidogenic adhesin P1 (aka AgI/II, PAc), we show that the naturally occurring Antigen A derivative of S. mutans wall-associated protein A (WapA), and the secreted protein SMU_63c, can also form amyloid fibrils. P1, WapA and SMU_63c were found to significantly influence biofilm development and architecture, and all three proteins were shown by immunogold electron microscopy to reside within fibrillar extracellular matrix of the biofilms...
January 28, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139481/effect-of-green-tea-mouth-rinse-on-streptococcus-mutans-in-plaque-and-saliva-in-children-an-in-vivo-study
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Anil Kumar Goyal, Manohar Bhat, Meenakshi Sharma, Mamta Garg, Abhishek Khairwa, Rakesh Garg
AIMS: This study was conducted to evaluate and compare the antimicrobial efficacy of green tea catechin as a mouth wash on colony count of Streptococcus mutans in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A sample size of thirty children was selected out of screened 290 children by simple random sampling between the age group of 7 and 12 years. The study was conducted over a period of 2 weeks. After 24 h of oral prophylaxis, the baseline samples were collected and each group was subjected to mouth rinsing with green tea mouth wash for 2 weeks and further plaque and saliva samples were collected at 1- and 2-week intervals from baseline...
January 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139480/evaluation-of-role-of-fixed-orthodontics-in-changing-oral-ecological-flora-of-opportunistic-microbes-in-children-and-adolescent
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Chandresh Shukla, Rajkumar Maurya, Vinod Singh, Manisha Tijare
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and counts of Streptococcus mutans and Candida species in orthodontic fixed appliance therapy patients and comparison of the efficiency of manual and electronic toothbrushes on minimizing plaque by reducing S. mutans and Candida species in above-mentioned patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was carried out on total number of sixty patients scheduled for orthodontic treatment (age group: 13-18). Plaque samples were collected to determine oral carriage of S...
January 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139479/antibacterial-effect-and-physical-properties-of-chitosan-and-chlorhexidine-cetrimide-modified-glass-ionomer-cements
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Apurva Mishra, Ramesh Kumar Pandey, Natesan Manickam
AIMS: To compare antibacterial effect and physical properties of chitosan (CH) modified glass ionomer cement (GIC) (10% v/v), chlorhexidine-cetrimide (CHX-CT) modified GIC (2.5/2.5% w/w) and conventional GIC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of fifty healthy children of age 7-12 years were selected and randomly assigned to class A and B for in vivo analysis. Slabs of CH modified GIC (Group II) along with slabs of conventional GIC (Group I, control) were cemented on buccal surfaces of maxillary molars (split-mouth technique) for class A children...
January 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134351/candida-albicans-stimulates-streptococcus-mutans-microcolony-development-via-cross-kingdom-biofilm-derived-metabolites
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Dongyeop Kim, Arjun Sengupta, Tagbo H R Niepa, Byung-Hoo Lee, Aalim Weljie, Veronica S Freitas-Blanco, Ramiro M Murata, Kathleen J Stebe, Daeyeon Lee, Hyun Koo
Candida albicans is frequently detected with heavy infection of Streptococcus mutans in plaque-biofilms from children affected with early-childhood caries, a prevalent and costly oral disease. The presence of C. albicans enhances S. mutans growth within biofilms, yet the chemical interactions associated with bacterial accumulation remain unclear. Thus, this study was conducted to investigate how microbial products from this cross-kingdom association modulate S. mutans build-up in biofilms. Our data revealed that bacterial-fungal derived conditioned medium (BF-CM) significantly increased the growth of S...
January 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130304/ccpa-and-cody-coordinate-acetate-metabolism-in-streptococcus-mutans
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Jeong Nam Kim, Robert A Burne
: In the dental caries pathogen Streptococcus mutans, phosphotransacetylase (Pta) and acetate kinase (Ack) convert pyruvate into acetate with the concomitant generation of ATP. The genes for this pathway are tightly regulated by multiple environmental and intracellular inputs, but the basis for differential expression of the genes for Pta and Ack in S. mutans had not been investigated. Here, we show that inactivation in S. mutans of ccpA or codY reduced the activity of the ackA promoter, whereas a ccpA mutant displayed elevated pta promoter activity...
January 27, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129205/origins-of-heterogeneity-in-streptococcus-mutans-competence-interpreting-an-environment-sensitive-signaling-pathway
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Stephen J Hagen, Minjun Son
Bacterial pathogens rely on chemical signaling and environmental cues to regulate disease-causing behavior in complex microenvironments. The human pathogen Streptococcus mutans employs a particularly complex signaling and sensing scheme to regulate genetic competence and other virulence behaviors in the oral biofilms it inhabits. Individual S. mutans cells make the decision to enter the competent state by integrating chemical and physical cues received from their microenvironment along with endogenously produced peptide signals...
January 27, 2017: Physical Biology
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