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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:6, June, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 762-766

Oral Microbial Pattern in Children with Decayed Teeth
Anila Prabil1* and Pratibha Dalal2
 Terna Medical College, Sector 12, Nerul (W), Navi Mumbai, India
*Corresponding author

Caries is a chronic disease that progresses slowly and is characterized by localized and irreversible destruction of the tooth. Caries results from the complex interactions among the microbial species adhering to the tooth surface, with dietary, salivary, and genetic influences. People with disabilities and lower socioeconomic status suffer from the highest prevalence and pathogenicity of dental caries. S. mutans and Candida albicans are the two microbes often implicated in oral diseases. The present study was designed for institutionalized children with special health care needs in Navi Mumbai. 158 children with 5-14years were included in this study. The swabs were collected from buccal surfaces of teeth using a sterile swab. These plaque samples were then sub- cultured on agar plate containing Mitis Salivaris Bacitracin (MSB) agar and Blood agar. The plates were incubated aerobically at 370C overnight, following which, organisms were identified according to the CLSI guideline.147 samples showed growth on blood agar. Various organisms grown on blood agar were– Streptococcus mutans(73.4%), Candida(62.58%),Other Streptococcus spp(26.53%) , Staphylococcus aureus  (19.04 % )and Coagulase negative staphylococcus  (8.16 %).In our study Streptococcus mutans was found to be  common organism isolate in children with dental caries,  followed by Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus  (19.04 %).

Keywords: Dental caries, S.mutans,Oral microbial flora.

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Anila Prabil and Pratibha Dalal. 2016. Oral Microbial Pattern in Children with Decayed TeethInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 762-766. doi:
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