Effect of immune bovine milk on Streptococcus mutans in human dental plaque

S. J. Filler, R. L. Gregory, S. M. Michalek, J. Katz, J. R. McGhee

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The use of a mouthrinse of bovine milk containing antibodies to Streptoccus mutans resulted in an initial reduction in the numbers of recoverable Strep. mutans in a group of 9 individuals. Ten volunteers who used control bovine milk that contained no antibody activity to Strep. mutans had variable levels of plaque Strep. mutans. In addition, after culture on Mitis Salivarius and Gold's agar, the plaque Strep. mutans from subjects who used the immune bovine milk rinse formed smaller colonies than those from pre-treatment plaque and from all plaque samples of subjects who used the control rinse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-47
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Oral Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Streptococcus mutans
  • dental plaque
  • milk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Cell Biology

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