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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Streptococcus Mutans

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Where did the streptococcus mutans in the human oral cavity come from? Are they dangerous?

Where did the streptococcus mutans in the human oral cavity come from? Are they dangerous?

Cavities: Where did any of the bacteria come from? They are part of the evolution of life on earth. Strep mutans is the main organism that causes cavities in teeth. We all have it in our mouth. ...Read more

Streptococcus (Definition)

Is a group of bacteria that grown in long chains of cocci (round cells). They are classified in part by whether they hemolyze sheep red blood cells completely, partial or not at all. The beta (complete) hemolysis ones are further classified by their capsules and the prototype is group a streptococci, that cause strep throat and rheumatic fever. The Alpha (partial) ...Read more


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What is streptococcus mutans?

What is streptococcus mutans?

Strep mutans: Streptococcus mutans is a gram-positive facultative anaerobe found in the human oral cavity and is a major contributor and cause of dental decay resulting in cavities. The microbe was first described by j kilian clarke in 1924. ...Read more

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What is the classification for streptococcus mutans?

Unclear question: Streptococcus mutans is one of the organisms involved in tooth decay. What type of classification do you have in mind. ...Read more

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Are streptococcus mutans the same as oral cavities ?

Are streptococcus mutans the same as oral cavities ?

Not exactly: Strep mutans is one type of bacteria that naturally lives in the mouth and which can cause cavities. ...Read more

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How does streptococcus mutans (cavities) start and how does it spread?

Mother to child: It is believed that mother to child is how strep mutans is passed on. In some countries people don't get tooth decay. So, those people don't have strep mutans. ...Read more

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If streptococcus mutans was found in the blood of a person with bacteremia, how would you determine the cause?

If streptococcus mutans was found in the blood of a person with bacteremia, how would you determine the cause?

Cause of what?: I do not understand your question. The cause of bacteremia is Strep Mutans unless something else comes up. Strep Mutans is found in many different places, but very commonly in the (human) mouth. You can't get rid of it entirely. It causes tooth decay. It can get into the bloodstream from dental cleaning, aggressive flossing/brushing, or small cracks on the lips or tongues (sometimes unnoticeable). ...Read more

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How does one test for streptococcus mutans on teeth?

How does one test for streptococcus mutans on teeth?

None: Every human on earth has strep mutans in their mouth. No test needed. ...Read more

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What is the genus species name for streptococcus? What body system does it affect the most/ is there a treatment or cure?

What is the genus species name for streptococcus? What body system does it affect the most/ is there a treatment or cure?

Numerous: The organism causing strep throat is streptococcus pyogenes. There are many other species of streptococci that can produce a wide variety of diseases in humans, too many to enumerate here. ...Read more

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After treatment for streptococcus pneumoniae infection, im wondering do i need to disinfect my home now?

After treatment for streptococcus pneumoniae infection, im wondering do i need to disinfect my home now?

Clean : Doesn't hurt to clean counter tops, tables and door nobs and aeresol the air of the living areas. Same thing a medical assistant does to an exam room inbetween patients. More importantly family and guests should wash hands before eating. ...Read more

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What could result from inadequate therapy for group a streptococcus?

Several Problems: The toxin from beta hemolytic group a strep can attack connective tissues. Acute arthritis, a generalized skin red rash called scarlet fever, rheumatic fever with heart valve damage and acute glomerulonephritis which damages the kidneys. ...Read more

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Streptococcus milleri in the womb/placenta should this have been detected during my pregnancy? Me and baby recieved antibiotic therapy but worried no

Streptococcus milleri in the womb/placenta should this have been detected during my pregnancy? Me and baby recieved antibiotic therapy but worried no

Strep milleri: This organism can be quite malignant, if in fact it is causing infection. It is not possible to tell whether its presence could have been detected earlier without more info on your symptoms and signs. Hope that you and your baby are getting along well and will recover uneventfully from anything this may have caused. ...Read more

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How do humans catch streptococcus bovis?

How do humans catch streptococcus bovis?

Normal flora: Despite the name, which suggests a connection with cattle, the little "green" streptococcus often hangs out in the mouth as a normal inhabitant. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: streptococcus?

Streptococcus: Is a group of bacteria that grown in long chains of cocci (round cells). They are classified in part by whether they hemolyze sheep red blood cells completely, partial or not at all. The beta (complete) hemolysis ones are further classified by their capsules and the prototype is group a streptococci, that cause strep throat and rheumatic fever. The Alpha (partial) strep cause heart infection. ...Read more

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Is streptococcus anginosus contagious?

Is streptococcus anginosus contagious?

Yes: Transfer of these bacteria from one person to another is frequent but it doesn't necessary lead to infection. I would avoid kissing and coughing into someone's face. General precautions like that. ...Read more

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Does streptococcus have hemolytic properties?

Some types do: There are many different types of streptococci and some have hemolytic properties. See this site for more details: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/228936-overview ...Read more

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Where does streptococcus pneumoniae live?

Normal companion: There are many strains of this familiar microbe, and it's likely that you're carrying one or more in your own oral flora. ...Read more

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Can streptococcus epidermis be bad infection?

Can streptococcus epidermis be bad infection?

Usually not: Streptococcus epidermis is a very common normal bacteria on the skin and usually does not cause problems in healthy people. It rarely can cause a problem in the heart for those with artificial valves. ...Read more

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What streptococcus causes infective endocarditis?

Endocarditis: It is estimated that about 2/3 of the cases of endocarditis are caused by streptococcal bacteria. Streptococcal bacteria causing endocarditis include streptococcus viridans as well as groups a, c, and g streptococcal bacteria. ...Read more

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