Salivary mutans streptococci and dental caries patterns in pre-school children.

@article{Thibodeau1996SalivaryMS,
  title={Salivary mutans streptococci and dental caries patterns in pre-school children.},
  author={Edward A. Thibodeau and Dr. Mary Jo O'Sullivan},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={164-8}
}
Recent studies have suggested that the identification of caries as discrete patterns may be valuable in describing and predicting caries experience on an individual basis. The purpose of this study was to assess the association between levels of salivary mutans streptococci and the prevalence, incidence and distribution of caries patterns in the primary dentition. A cohort of pre-school children (n = 146, mean age 3.8 yr) were examined for dental caries and sampled for salivary mutans… CONTINUE READING

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