selection of a micromethod and its use in the estimation of salivary streptococcus mutans and lactobacillus counts in relation to dental caries in tanzanian children. 19853907846
dental caries in relation to diet, saliva and cariogenic microorganisms in tanzanians of selected age groups.the relationship between diet and dental caries in a tanzanian population was studied. mutans streptococci, lactobacilli, yeasts, salivary flow rate as well as buffer effect were also analyzed. a random sample of 12-, 35-44- and 65- to 74- year olds was drawn from msongola (rural) and ukombozi (urban), dar-es-salaam. the mean of two 24-h recalls was used for the assessment of food intake. the percentage of those with at least one carious tooth ranged from 30% in the 12-year-olds to 80% in the ol ...19968871014
flow rate and composition of whole saliva in rural and urban tanzania with special reference to diet, age, and gender.the association of flow rate and biochemical and microbiological characteristics of saliva with diet was studied in 83 12-year-old children and in 127 adults (84 in the age group 35-44 years, 43 in the age group 65-74 years) living in rural and urban communities in tanzania. no significant differences were observed between the salivary flow rates of the rural and urban subjects. the mean salivary flow rates were slightly lower in women than in men and significantly lower in the 12-year-old child ...19947531619
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