Prediction of caries in 1 1/2-year-old children.

  title={Prediction of caries in 1 1/2-year-old children.},
  author={Ulla Schroeder and J Widenheim and M Peyron and Erik H{\"a}gg},
  journal={Swedish dental journal},
  volume={18 3},
The aim was to test the predictive ability of defined levels of dietary and oral hygiene habits and also mutans streptococci and lactobacilli in saliva, separately and in combinations, in 1 1/2-year-old children. The population consisted of 181 children, who were investigated with respect to the above factors together with general health, use of fluoride in tablets and/or toothpaste, gingival condition and caries prevalence. Initially, 99% of the subjects were caries-free as against 72% at the… CONTINUE READING