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An Investigation into the Use of Restriction Endonuclease Analysis for the Study of Transmission of Mutans Streptococci
TLDR
While evidence for intra-familial transmission was obtained, including transmission between spouses, there was also strong evidence of frequent sources of infection outside of the family, and the patterns seen seemed ideal for studies of their epidemiology and transmission.
Clinical Trial in Adults of an Antimicrobial Varnish for Reducing Mutans Streptococci
TLDR
Loss of detectable mutans streptococci did not cause changes in the numbers of other micro-organisms examined, beyond those observed with chlorhexidine varnish treatment alone, and no significant difference between the effects of the two polyurethane sealants was observed.
A Preliminary Report of Long-term Elimination of Detectable Mutans Streptococci in Man
TLDR
It is shown that it is possible to eliminate mutans streptococci from man in a safe and effective manner through application of an antimicrobial varnish to the teeth of 33 adult volunteers.
The Effect of Chlorhexidine Varnish Treatment on Salivary Mutans Streptococcal Levels in Child Orthodontic Patients
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The study indicates that chlorhexidine varnish therapy was acceptable to the children and was effective in suppressing oral mutans streptococcal levels for long periods, even when used prior to the placement of fixed orthodontic appliances.
Changes in Strains of Mutans Streptococci Induced by Treatment with Chlorhexidine Varnish
TLDR
The study indicated that every subject receiving chlorhexidine varnish therapy had a primary strain of mutans streptococcus that re-emerged after treatment, in contrast, secondary strains were highly susceptible to being lost or gained.
Effects of Water-soluble Components of Cheese on Experimental Caries in Humans
TLDR
Cheese has one or more water-soluble components which reduce experimental caries in human subjects, as assessed by enamel microhardness.
Cariogenicity of a lactate dehydrogenase-deficient mutant of Streptococcus mutans serotype c in gnotobiotic rats
TLDR
A lactate dehydrogenase-deficient mutant of a human isolate of Streptococcus mutans serotype c possesses a number of desirable traits that suggest it should be investigated further as a possible effector strain for replacement therapy of dental caries.
Improved agar gradient-plate technique.
TLDR
A modification of the original gradient-plate method has been devised and found to improve the utility and accuracy of this technique when determining the MIC of chemotherapeutic compounds or antibiotics which inhibit filamentous fungi.
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