Salivary caries-related tests as predictors of future caries increment in teenagers. A three-year longitudinal study.

@article{Alaluusua1990SalivaryCT,
  title={Salivary caries-related tests as predictors of future caries increment in teenagers. A three-year longitudinal study.},
  author={Satu Alaluusua and Eija Kleemola-Kujala and Lisa Gr{\"o}nroos and M Ev{\"a}lahti},
  journal={Oral microbiology and immunology},
  year={1990},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={77-81}
}
The aim of the study was to evaluate the capability of caries-related salivary tests and a test based on past caries experience (baseline DFS) to select persons at high risk for caries. The subjects (n = 122) were 12-17 years old at the beginning of the study. Caries was registered and salivary samples were taken annually during the 3-study period. The 3-year caries increment was positively correlated to the baseline DFS (r = 0.46, p less than 0.001), salivary level of mutans streptococci (r… CONTINUE READING

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