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Mutans streptococci, lactobacilli and caries prevalence in 15 to 16-year olds in Göteborg. Part II.
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PMID:  1481133     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During the fall of 1987 one hundred and fifty-five 15 to 16-year-olds were examined with regard to caries prevalence, saliva secretion rate and salivary numbers of mutans streptococci and lactobacilli. In 15% of the subjects no mutans streptococci were detected, while 17.7% carried > 10(6) colony forming units (cfu) per ml saliva. The median value was 1.8 x 10(5) cfu per ml saliva. No lactobacilli were detected in 19% of the subjects and 14.3% had > 10(5) cfu per ml saliva. The mean caries prevalence was 21.0, of these 14.1 were incipient lesions. Increased numbers of mutans streptococci and lactobacilli were associated with increasing caries prevalence. Subjects with high numbers of both microorganisms showed about 4 times higher mean caries prevalence than those with low numbers. Streptococcus sobrinus carriers (15%) had both higher mean caries prevalence and a higher proportion of subjects with > 10(6) cfu mutans streptococci per ml saliva than was found in the whole group.
B Köhler; S Bjarnason
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Swedish dental journal     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0347-9994     ISO Abbreviation:  Swed Dent J     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-08     Completed Date:  1993-02-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706129     Medline TA:  Swed Dent J     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-9     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Dental Technology, Faculty of Odontology, University of Göteborg, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
DMF Index
Dental Caries / epidemiology,  microbiology*
Lactobacillus / isolation & purification*
Saliva / microbiology*,  secretion
Streptococcus mutans / isolation & purification*
Streptococcus sobrinus / isolation & purification
Sweden / epidemiology

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