Assessment of the anti-carious action of xylitol

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A two-year observation was carried out over schoolchildren in order to find out the possibility of preventing dental caries by replacing sugar with xylitol. Replacement of 30 g of sweets per day with xylitol led to a significant decrease in the incidence of caries in permanent teeth and had a beneficial effect on the clinical course of caries.

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A. N. Galiullin

Kazan Order of the Red Banner of Labor Medical Institute named after S. V. Kurashova

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Department of Therapeutic Dentistry

Russian Federation


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