Associations between dietary intake, dental caries experience and salivary bacterial levels in 12-year-old English schoolchildren.

@article{Beighton1996AssociationsBD,
  title={Associations between dietary intake, dental caries experience and salivary bacterial levels in 12-year-old English schoolchildren.},
  author={David Beighton and Ashleyj Adamson and Andrew John Rugg-Gunn},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={271-80}
}
A population of 328 12-yr-old English schoolchildren, consuming their normal diets, was investigated in a cross-sectional study to determine the interactions between caries experience, oral hygiene status as gingival index (GI), dietary intake (as number of eating events per day and the number of eating events per day at which sugar-containing foodstuffs, confectionery or starch-containing foods were consumed) and salivary levels of caries-associated micro-organisms (mutants streptococci… CONTINUE READING
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