Estimation of the caries-related risk associated with infant formulas.

  title={Estimation of the caries-related risk associated with infant formulas.},
  author={Pamela R. Erickson and Kelly L. McClintock and Nicholas Green and J E Lafleur},
  journal={Pediatric dentistry},
  volume={20 7},
PURPOSE Baby bottle tooth decay (BBTD) affects 6% of children under three years of age and is associated with inappropriate bottle use. The objective of this study was to estimate the caries-related risk associated with 26 infant formulas and whole milk. METHODS First, the plaque pH of adult volunteers was monitored before and after an oral rinse with infant formula to determine the minimum pH obtained in response to each formula. Second, Streptococcus sobrinus 6715 was cultured in each… CONTINUE READING
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