The aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy of the addition of funoran to xylitol chewing gum in dental plaque. In a double-blinded randomized controlled clinical trial, 36 health adults (21-30 years old), who volunteered after informed consent, with >105 colony-forming units/ml mutans streptococci (MS) at baseline, were assigned randomly into one of three parallel study groups: xylitol+funoran gum (group A), sucrose gum group (group B), and control group (no gum have been provided; group C). The pH value, flash weight, and MS of dental plaque were recorded at baseline and after 2 weeks of treatment. A statistically significant reduction (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-208
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Polymer Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2014


  • dental plaque
  • funoran
  • microbiology
  • xylitol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • General Chemical Engineering


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