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Caries Res. 2016;50(3):319-24. doi: 10.1159/000445910. Epub 2016 May 26.

Breastfeeding, Dental Biofilm Acidogenicity, and Early Childhood Caries.

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Postgraduate Programs in Maternal and Child Health, Federal University of Maranhx00E3;o, Sx00E3;o Lux00ED;s, Brazil.

Abstract

AIM:

This study evaluated the acidogenicity of human milk by the dental biofilms of children with and without early childhood caries (ECC).

METHOD:

Biofilms of 16 children (7 with ECC; 9 caries free) were exposed to human milk or 10% sucrose solution in the crossover design, and the biofilm pH was determined.

RESULTS:

Breastfeeding did not provoke a decrease in biofilm pH, irrespective of the children's caries status, whereas sucrose decreased the pH for both groups. In addition, higher x0394;pH5min (pH variation occurring at 5 min) was observed in the biofilms of ECC children (p < 0.05). The results suggest that breastfeeding may not contribute to ECC.

PMID:
27226212
DOI:
10.1159/000445910
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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