Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2002  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--5

Comparison of levels of mutans streptococci and lactobacilli in children with nursing bottle caries, rampant caries, healthy children with 3-5 dmft/DMFT and healthy caries free children.


R Krishnakumar, S Singh, VV Subba Reddy 
 Dept. of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka

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R Krishnakumar
Dept. of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka

Ten children from each group of nursing caries, rampant caries, 3-5 dmft/DMFT and caries free children were selected and plaque samples from carious lesion, early carious lesion, sound tooth surface as well as salivary sample were collected. The levels of mutans streptococci and lactobacilli were estimated at all the sample sites. The result further supported the role of mutans streptococci in the initiation and of lactobacilli in the progression of the dental caries.


How to cite this article:
Krishnakumar R, Singh S, Subba Reddy V V. Comparison of levels of mutans streptococci and lactobacilli in children with nursing bottle caries, rampant caries, healthy children with 3-5 dmft/DMFT and healthy caries free children. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2002;20:1-5


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Krishnakumar R, Singh S, Subba Reddy V V. Comparison of levels of mutans streptococci and lactobacilli in children with nursing bottle caries, rampant caries, healthy children with 3-5 dmft/DMFT and healthy caries free children. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2002 [cited 2022 Dec 2 ];20:1-5
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