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Background/Objectives:This study examined the correlation of oral microorganisms using the salivary caries-related tests in children in the early stage of baby teeth erupting and their mothers.
Methods/Statistical analysis:This study was done in 15 childrens and 15 mothers. The research uses the quantitative method to examine their oral condition and the degree of their understanding of oral-health. To analyze oral microorganisms, DenomixTM Oral Bacteria Diagnosis PCR kit (Microis, Korea) was used for quantitative analysis of oral microorganisms.
Findings:This study found not only S.mitis, Smutans, Lc which are microorganisms causing dental decay in the childrens oral cavity, but also Aa, PG, Tf, Fn, Pi, Pn which are periodontal diseases causing bacteria. This study found the same oral microbial composition between mothers and children as a result of comparing the oral microbial composition between mothers and childrenbased on a one-to-one match.
Improvements/Applications: Oral health care education needs to be considered carried out not only by children but also by parents. An institutional approach will be needed to provide continuous oral health education for improving oral hygiene.