Prevalence of mutans streptococci in one-year-old children.

  title={Prevalence of mutans streptococci in one-year-old children.},
  author={Margaret Grindefjord and G Dahllof and S Wikner and B Hojer and Thomas Mod{\'e}er},
  journal={Oral microbiology and immunology},
  volume={6 5},
Colonization with mutans streptococci was studied in 1095 1-year-old children living in suburban Stockholm. During a scheduled vaccination appointment at a child health centre, a bacterial sample was obtained from the child's tongue and a structured questionnaire was completed by the accompanying parent. Six percent of the subjects were colonized with mutans streptococci. The variables most strongly correlated with presence of mutans streptococci were: non-Swedish background, consumption of… CONTINUE READING