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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Streptococcus Mutans

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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

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 the classification for streptococcus mutans?

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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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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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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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

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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