Decreasing prevalence of salivary lactobacilli in Swedish schoolchildren 1987-1998.

  title={Decreasing prevalence of salivary lactobacilli in Swedish schoolchildren 1987-1998.},
  author={Arthur Nylander and I W Kumlin and Majvor Martinsson and Svante Twetman},
  journal={European journal of oral sciences},
  volume={108 3},
The prevalence and number of salivary lactobacilli was determined in all schoolchildren starting the 7th grade (12-13 yr; n = 1,578) in comprehensive school located in Kumla, Sweden between 1987 and 1998. Whole saliva samples were collected and transferred to dip-slides (Dentocult-LB) and incubated in room temperature for 7 d. Caries data were collected from the dental records and from bitewing radiographs. Both the number of lactobacilli and the prevalence of manifest caries and restorations… CONTINUE READING

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