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Inhibitory effect of cranberry polyphenol on cariogenic bacteria

Posted: 
October 31, 2010
Authors: 
Yamanaka-Okada A, Sato E, Kouchi T, Kimizuka R, Kato T, Okuda K
Journal: 
Bull Tokyo Dent Coll 49(3):107-12
Abstract: 

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of cranberry polyphenol fraction on mutans streptococci. Hydrophobicity is an important factor in the adherence of bacteria to the tooth surface. We found that cranberry polyphenol fraction significantly decreased the hydrophobicity of Streptococcus sobrinus 6715, Streptococcus mutans MT8148R and JC2 in a dose-dependent manner (p