Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 18 May 2011 15:06
Researchers believe they have identified bacteria that cause early childhood caries.
A team of scientists from Boston agreed with previous information stating that Streptococcus mutans is a main cause of early childhood caries. The team, however, discovered a new bacterium, Scardovia wiggsiae. The researchers believe this bacterium is also a major factor in caries development.
The findings appear in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.