Caries experience and mutans streptococci as indicators of caries incidence.

@article{OSullivan1996CariesEA,
  title={Caries experience and mutans streptococci as indicators of caries incidence.},
  author={Dr. Mary Jo O'Sullivan and Edward A. Thibodeau},
  journal={Pediatric dentistry},
  year={1996},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={371-4}
}
Studies indicate that previous caries experience can influence future caries development; however, caries-free individuals also may develop caries. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between baseline caries experience and salivary mutans streptococci (SMS) levels as an indicator for predicting caries incidence in pre-school children. One… CONTINUE READING