Pu'er tea rich in strictinin and catechins prevents biofilm formation of two cariogenic bacteria, Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sobrinus

Cariogenic bacteria, such as Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sobrinus, are main pathogens responsible for human dental caries. Pu'er tea is empirically observed to prevent tooth decay. Besides caffeine and catechins commonly found in oolong tea, strictinin is also found as an abundant ph...

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Main Authors: Man-Hua Liao, Xiu-Ru Wang, Wei-Li Hsu, Jason T.C. Tzen
Format: Article
Published: Elsevier 2021-10-01
Series:Journal of Dental Sciences
Online Access:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1991790221001057