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Microbial Indicators of Caries Activity in Saliva of Children Living in Greece

Argyro Argyropoulou, Nikolaos Kotsanos and Sotirios Kalfas
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Nikolaos Kotsanos: Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Sotirios Kalfas: Department of Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Implant Biology, Dental School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Advances in Dentistry & Oral Health, 2019, vol. 11, issue 3, 104-110

Abstract: Dental caries is one of the most prevalent infectious diseases affecting children worldwide. Dynamic interactions between microbes, host and diet lead to the establishment of a highly cariogenic oral microbiota. Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sobrinus and Lactobacillus spp., have been associated with dental caries in children, whereas Rothia dentocariosa in adults. The aim of the present study is to look at the occurrence of S. mutans, S. sobrinus, Rothia spp. and Lactobacillus spp. in saliva from caries free and caries active children and assess their potentiality as biomarkers of caries activity. Saliva samples were collected and cultured onto selective media. Colonies were enumerated with the help of a stereomicroscope.

Keywords: journal of dentistry; dentistry journals; peer reviewed dentistry journals; dental and oral health journals; ental and oral health journals impact factor; juniper publishers open access journals; juniper publishers reivew (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.19080/ADOH.2019.11.555812

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