Genetic profiling to combat childhood dental decay

February 2007
British Dental Journal;2/24/2007, Vol. 202 Issue 4, p180
Academic Journal
The article cites a study published in the "Journal of Clinical Microbiology" regarding a genetic profiling method to fight dental decay in children. Researchers collected plaque samples from children, some with severe early-childhood caries (S-CCC) and some caries-free (CF). Using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis, they evaluated the difference in the samples' bacterial diversity. It was found that the microbial diversity in dental plaque was less in S-ECC children than in CF children.


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