Caries-associated micro-organisms in infants from different socio-economic backgrounds in Scotland.

@article{Radford2000CariesassociatedMI,
  title={Caries-associated micro-organisms in infants from different socio-economic backgrounds in Scotland.},
  author={John R. Radford and Horatio Ballantyne and Zoan Nugent and David Beighton and Michelle Robertson and Chris Longbottom and Nigel B. Pitts},
  journal={Journal of dentistry},
  year={2000},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={
          307-12
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were: (1) to compare the frequency of isolation of mutans streptococci, (Streptococcus mutans, Steptococcus sobrinus), lactobacilli and yeasts (caries-associated micro-organisms) in the saliva of 1-year-old infants with and without dental caries; and (2) to determine if socio-economic background influenced the frequency isolation of bacteria and caries status. METHODS 1393 1-year-old consented infants, who comprised 70. 3% of children born in Dundee during a… CONTINUE READING
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