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Table 1 Reduction in colony-forming units (CFU/mL, mean ± SD) before (7-days) and after (14-days) the disinfection protocol with hypochlorite and cinnamaldehyde

From: Cinnamaldehyde is a biologically active compound for the disinfection of removable denture: blinded randomized crossover clinical study

Treatment Total microorganisms
(×  104)
S. mutans group
(×  104)
Candida spp.
(×  104)
7 days 14 days 7 days 14 days 7 days 14 days
Hypochlorite 344 ± 586 a A 42 ± 67 b A 82 ± 186 a A 7 ± 12 b A 17 ± 62 a A 2 ± 6 b A
Cinnamaldehyde 282 ± 862 a A 62 ± 69 b A 69 ± 112 a A 17 ± 35 b A 6 ± 16 a A 1 ± 4 b A
  1. Lowercase letters represent statistically significant differences between the substances (line), before and after utilization of the solution by type of microorganism (Wilcoxon Test)
  2. Uppercase letters represent no difference between the substances (column), (Wilcoxon test)