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Table. 3.

Table. 3.

Counts of viable bacteria and percentages of bacterial reduction on the zirconia surface in different treatment groups

Group Log CFU/mL (mean± SD) Bacterial reduction (%)
Static method Dynamic method Static method Dynamic method
Control 5.10± 0.08a 5.01± 0.09a - -
B 4.66± 0.33b 4.68± 0.28b 54.3 47.5
PDT 4.64± 0.29b 4.38± 0.22c 59.4 74.6
BL 3.88± 0.24c 3.72± 0.33d 93.3 93.5
BLE 3.35± 0.25d 3.44± 0.22d 97.8 97.1

CFU, colony-forming unit; SD, standard deviation; B, brush alone; PDT, photodynamic therapy; BL, brushing with a LED light; BLE, brushing with a LED light and erythrosine. Different superscript letters (a, b, c, d) indicate significant differences (P < 0.05).

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