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BACKGROUND Streptococcus mutans, a major dental caries pathogen, expresses several virulence genes that mediate its growth, accumulation on tooth surfaces, and acid-mediated tooth demineralization.(More)
OBJECTIVES The infection levels of mutans streptococci were investigated during a one-year follow-up in children aged 12 to 30 months attending school nurseries where a sucrose-rich diet was(More)
Two cases of bilateral double teeth involving the permanent maxillary central incisors are described. The difficulties in establishing the precise diagnosis are considered. The treatment plans also(More)