Mutans Streptococci and Caries Prevalence in Children after Early Maternal Caries Prevention: A Follow-Up at 19 Years of Age
Caries Research , 07/16/2012
Kohler B et al. – The results indicate that it is possible to remain negative for mutans streptococci (MS) into adulthood if non–colonised at an early age and this affects the development of carious lesions. Strategies for the prevention of dental caries in early childhood should, therefore, include measures to prevent or delay early colonisation by cariogenic bacteria.