Prevalence of streptococcus mutans and dental decay in school children from Siena (Italy)

R. Gasparini, T. Pozzi, L. Fonzi, G. M. Rossolini, M. Mazzini, A. Pelagalli, G. Pozzi

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Abstract

Epidemiological indexes of dental decay and prevalence of Streptococcus mutans in dental plaque were studied in a group of 255 schoolchildren aged 6-11 from a suburban area near Siena (Italy). Mutans streptococci were isolated from 17.4% of subjects: a significant correlation with dental decay indexes and with the presence of active caries was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-192
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Epidemiology
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1989

Keywords

  • Dental decay
  • Oral hygiene
  • Streptococcus mutans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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