Slide-scoring method for estimation of Streptococcus mutans levels in saliva.

@article{Alaluusua1984SlidescoringMF,
  title={Slide-scoring method for estimation of Streptococcus mutans levels in saliva.},
  author={Satu Alaluusua and J Savolainen and Helena Tuompo and Lisa Gr{\"o}nroos},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of dental research},
  year={1984},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={127-33}
}
A method was developed to facilitate the estimation of S. mutans levels in saliva. Paraffin-stimulated saliva was poured on a special slide coated with mitis-salivarius-sucrose agar. Two discs containing bacitracin (5 micrograms) were placed on the inoculated slide and the growth density of S. mutans around the bacitracin discs was scored after incubation in candle jars at 37 degrees C for 48 h. The obtained score values correlated well with the numbers of CFU of S. mutans per 1 ml of saliva… CONTINUE READING