Sunday, 6 March 2011

A new insight on childhood severe dental disease (carries)

Researchers at the Forsyth Institute have revealed hints of a bacteria connected with severe early childhood carries. 

The researcher Anne Tanner, BDS, PhD has shown a connection of the bacteria Scardovia wiggsiae which was found at the children's saliva culture, when other known bacteria such as Streptococcus mutans were not found. 

If this is proven to be the case it could lead to new approaches for halting this early childhood dental degenerative disease. 

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