Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 01 March 2011 13:34
A new discovery has been made regarding childhood dental disease, according to The Forsyth Institute.
Dr. Anne Tanner conducted a study that pinpointed a new pathogen that appears to have a connection with severe early childhood caries. There was a certain bacterium, Scardovia wiggsiae, that was found in the mouths of children who were suffering from severe caries problems. Other known pathogens like Streptococcus mutans did not appear in their mouths.
It’s conceivable that this finding may prevent this disease.