Evaluation of the Efficacy of Different Cleaning Methods for Orthodontic Thermoplastic Retainers in terms of Bacterial Colonization


Akgun F. A. , ŞENIŞIK N. E. , SESLİ ÇETİN E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS, cilt.32, ss.219-228, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/turkjorthod.2019.19061
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.219-228

Özet

Objective: This study investigated the antimicrobial efficacy of three different cleaning methods on Streptococcus mutans (SM) and Lactobacillus (LB) bacteria colonization in vivo. The three different cleaning methods were applied by volunteers on clear vacuum formed retainers (VFRs).