The aim of our study was to investigate the associations between caries prevalence and microbiological composition and flow rate of saliva in patients with Turner's syndrome. The examined population consisted of 29 patients with Turner's syndrome and 30 healthy control girls. DMF-T means, stimulated salivary flow, Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus counts in saliva were determined. Stimulated salivary flow was significantly higher in the patients group. Caries prevalence was found significantly lower in patients with Turner's syndrome, which finding may have been caused by the significantly lower counts of salivary Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus. Statistically significant correlation was found between DMF-T mean values and salivary microbiological counts.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2000|
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