Influence of salivary levels of mutans streptococci on colonization of crown margins: a longitudinal study.


Initial colonization of mutans streptococci in 36 crown margins of 21 patients was studied. Before cementation, salivary concentrations of mutans streptococci and Lactobacillus sp, microorganisms associated with dental caries, were determined. Within 1 week 25% of the selected crown margins in subjects with low salivary levels of mutans streptococci and 89… (More)


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