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Quantitative Correlation of Salivary Streptococcus mutans Count Amongst Siblings and Their Mothers


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1 Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Laxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences, Punjab, India
2 Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Himachal Pradesh, India
3 Microbiology, BRS Institute of Medical Sciences, Haryana, India
4 BRS Institute of Medical Sciences, Haryana, India
 

Aim: The present study was planned to analyze quantitative correlation of salivary Streptococcus Mutans (S. Mutans) in siblings and their mothers.

Materials and Methods: Quantitative analysis of S. Mutans in saliva was performed using Dentocult SM strip mutans kit (Orion Diagnostica, Helsinki, Finland) in closely related members of the family i.e. siblings along with their mothers.

Results: S. Mutans count between the siblings showed positive correlation which was statistically highly significant. The younger childrens' S. Mutans count was very highly correlated (r = 0.711) with the mothers' as compared to that of the older s children (r = 0.412). The S. Mutans count was found to be associated with caries score and was statistically s significant. A statistically highly significant positive association was also found with the plaque score.

Conclusion: The correlation between the S. Mutans count of related individuals has been reaffirmed. S. Mutans is positively associated with dental caries.

Keywords

Streptococcus mutans, S. mutans, Siblings, Horizontal Transmission, Quantitative Analysis.
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Authors

Paramdeep Singh
Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Laxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences, Punjab, India
Avninder Kaur
Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Himachal Pradesh, India
Neerja Kakkar
Microbiology, BRS Institute of Medical Sciences, Haryana, India
Manjeet Kaur
BRS Institute of Medical Sciences, Haryana, India
Shivesh Acharya
Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Himachal Pradesh, India

Abstract


Aim: The present study was planned to analyze quantitative correlation of salivary Streptococcus Mutans (S. Mutans) in siblings and their mothers.

Materials and Methods: Quantitative analysis of S. Mutans in saliva was performed using Dentocult SM strip mutans kit (Orion Diagnostica, Helsinki, Finland) in closely related members of the family i.e. siblings along with their mothers.

Results: S. Mutans count between the siblings showed positive correlation which was statistically highly significant. The younger childrens' S. Mutans count was very highly correlated (r = 0.711) with the mothers' as compared to that of the older s children (r = 0.412). The S. Mutans count was found to be associated with caries score and was statistically s significant. A statistically highly significant positive association was also found with the plaque score.

Conclusion: The correlation between the S. Mutans count of related individuals has been reaffirmed. S. Mutans is positively associated with dental caries.

Keywords


Streptococcus mutans, S. mutans, Siblings, Horizontal Transmission, Quantitative Analysis.

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