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Caries experience and streptococci and lactobacilli salivary levels in 6-8-year-old Sardinians.
Int J Paediatr Dent. 2000 Dec; 10(4):306-12.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

The aim of this investigation was to compare clinical data regarding oral status (DMFT/DMFS indices) and streptococci or lactobacilli counts in stimulated whole saliva in two groups of children, aged 6 and 8 years.

METHODS

Seventy-nine boys and 93 girls aged 6 (84 subjects) and 8 (88 subjects) years old were selected. DMFT/dmft, DMFS/dmfs and OHI-S indices were recorded. Mutans streptococci (Sm) and lactobacilli (Lb) salivary levels were assessed using commercially available strip tests and were rated from 0 to 3 and from 0 to 4 in the group as a whole.

RESULTS

Mean dmfs was 9.06 +/- 10.80, made up of ds = 7.28 +/- 9.54, fs = 1.19 +/- 3.64 and ms = 0.59 +/- 3.47. Mean DMFS was 0.73 +/- 1.91, made of DS = 0.54 +/- 1.29, FS = 0.08 +/- 0.56 and MS = 0.11 +/- 0.56. Statistically significant differences were found for both Sm and Lb scores between those with and without caries in the primary teeth (P < 0.05). The different Lb scores were also significant in relation to caries in permanent teeth in older children.

CONCLUSION

A high proportion of children had some caries experience, and were in need of treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Paediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Sassari, Viale San Pietro 43/C I-07100, Sassari, Italy. gcampus@ssmain.uniss.itNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11310244

Citation

Campus, G, et al. "Caries Experience and Streptococci and Lactobacilli Salivary Levels in 6-8-year-old Sardinians." International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, vol. 10, no. 4, 2000, pp. 306-12.
Campus G, Lumbau A, Bachisio SL. Caries experience and streptococci and lactobacilli salivary levels in 6-8-year-old Sardinians. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2000;10(4):306-12.
Campus, G., Lumbau, A., & Bachisio, S. L. (2000). Caries experience and streptococci and lactobacilli salivary levels in 6-8-year-old Sardinians. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 10(4), 306-12.
Campus G, Lumbau A, Bachisio SL. Caries Experience and Streptococci and Lactobacilli Salivary Levels in 6-8-year-old Sardinians. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2000;10(4):306-12. PubMed PMID: 11310244.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Caries experience and streptococci and lactobacilli salivary levels in 6-8-year-old Sardinians. AU - Campus,G, AU - Lumbau,A, AU - Bachisio,S L, PY - 2001/4/20/pubmed PY - 2001/5/18/medline PY - 2001/4/20/entrez SP - 306 EP - 12 JF - International journal of paediatric dentistry JO - Int J Paediatr Dent VL - 10 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVES: The aim of this investigation was to compare clinical data regarding oral status (DMFT/DMFS indices) and streptococci or lactobacilli counts in stimulated whole saliva in two groups of children, aged 6 and 8 years. METHODS: Seventy-nine boys and 93 girls aged 6 (84 subjects) and 8 (88 subjects) years old were selected. DMFT/dmft, DMFS/dmfs and OHI-S indices were recorded. Mutans streptococci (Sm) and lactobacilli (Lb) salivary levels were assessed using commercially available strip tests and were rated from 0 to 3 and from 0 to 4 in the group as a whole. RESULTS: Mean dmfs was 9.06 +/- 10.80, made up of ds = 7.28 +/- 9.54, fs = 1.19 +/- 3.64 and ms = 0.59 +/- 3.47. Mean DMFS was 0.73 +/- 1.91, made of DS = 0.54 +/- 1.29, FS = 0.08 +/- 0.56 and MS = 0.11 +/- 0.56. Statistically significant differences were found for both Sm and Lb scores between those with and without caries in the primary teeth (P < 0.05). The different Lb scores were also significant in relation to caries in permanent teeth in older children. CONCLUSION: A high proportion of children had some caries experience, and were in need of treatment. SN - 0960-7439 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11310244/Caries_experience_and_streptococci_and_lactobacilli_salivary_levels_in_6_8_year_old_Sardinians_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -