Scanning electron microscopy of dentin caries. Experimental in vitro studies with Streptococcus mutans.


This study was performed to gain better insight into the mechanisms involved in carious destruction of human dentin by Streptococcus mutans. In particular, bacterial colonization of dentin surfaces and bacterial invasion in dentin were studied. Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans), strain NCTC 10449, was grown on sterile dentin blocks in a 10% CO2 atmosphere at… (More)