dental disease, caries related microflora and salivary iga of children with severe congenital cardiac disease: an epidemiological and oral microbial survey.the objectives were to determine levels of dental caries, plaque accumulation, gingival inflammation, knowledge of dental health practices, and oral bacterial loading of s. mutans, lactobacillus sp., candida sp., and salivary iga in the mouths of children afflicted with severe congenital heart disease. a total of 60 children from the cardiac units of the hospital for sick children and guys hospital paediatric department were compared with 60 case-matched control children from the department of o ...19968784915
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