• Dhanalakshmi Ravikumar Pot graduate
  • Mahesh Ramakrishna
  • Subramanian Emg
  • Vishnu Priya V
  • Gayathri R
  • Geetha Rv


Objectives: To compare the level of mutans streptococci in children with and without Early childhood caries (ECC) born to caries free mothers.
Methods: Twenty children aged between 3 and 6 years were selected depending on their caries experience, and the mother should be caries free in
both the groups. The children were divided into two groups. Group I had an active carious lesion and Group II were caries free. Saliva samples were
collected from the child and the mother in a sterile tube and bacterial culture was carried out to estimate the colony count.
Results: There was a highly significant difference in the colony forming unit (CFU) between the 2 groups, indicating higher CFU in children with ECC.
Conclusions: Even though there are higher chances of vertical transmission of MS from mother to their child, this study provides a new view that
mother alone is not a potential factor for mutans streptococci transmission to their child.
Keywords: Mutans streptocci, Early childhood caries, Colony forming unit.


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Ravikumar, D., M. Ramakrishna, S. Emg, V. Priya V, G. R, and G. Rv. “COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF ORAL MICROBIOTA OF CHILDREN WITH AND WITHOUT EARLY CHILDHOOD CARIES BORN TO CARIES FREE MOTHERS”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 9, no. 3, May 2016, pp. 212-4,
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