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Table 4 Number and percentage of colonised toothbrushes in the four experimental groups

From: Microbial contamination of toothbrushes during treatment with multibracket appliances

Microorganisms S. mutans Lactobacilli Candida
  n % n % n %
MBe 22 96 4 17 0 0
MBm 18 90 0 0 0 0
nMBe 19 79 0 0 0 0
nMBm 14 70 0 0 0 0
Total 73 84 4 5 0 0
  1. (MBe= MB and elmex® toothbrush, MBm= MB and meridol® toothbrush, nMBe= no MB and elmex® toothbrush, nMBm= no MB and meridol® toothbrush) and for the three microorganisms analysed.