Mode of delivery, mutans streptococci colonization, and early childhood caries in three- to five-year-old Thai children.

@article{Pattanaporn2013ModeOD,
  title={Mode of delivery, mutans streptococci colonization, and early childhood caries in three- to five-year-old Thai children.},
  author={Komkham Pattanaporn and Prakaimuk Saraithong and Sakornrat Khongkhunthian and J Aleksejūnienė and P. Laohapensang and Nok Chhun and Zhi Chen and Yueling Li},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={212-23}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether mode of delivery is associated with mutans streptococci (MS) colonization and early childhood caries (ECC) in preschool Thai children. METHODS Three hundred and fifty mothers and their 3- to 5-year-old children (184 born vaginally and 166 born by Caesarean section) participated in the study. Data included a dental examination, MS colonization assessed by the Dentocult(®) SM Strip Mutans method, and a questionnaire survey of family socio-demographic information… CONTINUE READING

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