Streptococcus mutans was my choice of organism because I wish to
someday pursue a career as a dentist. I decided that because
of this as my future career choice, I should find out what bacteria
will perhaps someday cause me to put dental services to work.
Streptococcus mutans is not beneficial to humans, however there
are many ways you can prevent this bacteria from causing you and
your teeth harm.
Ways to Prevent S. mutans harm:
First and foremost oral
This is essential in preventing dental caries. It is
important to visit your family dentist for professional
cleanings every six months, brush twice a day and floss daily.
Taking these measures
will aid in preventing dental caries.
These are a thin plastic-like coating that is applied to the
chewing surfaces of molars. This coating prevents plaque
from building up in the deep pits of teeth.
Fluoride is often recommended to protect against dental caries.
People that ingest fluoride or have fluoride treatments usually
have fewer dental caries.
Also the ADA (American
Dental Association) recommends the following for good oral
your teeth twice a day with ADA accepted fluoride toothpaste,
and a tooth brush with soft bristles.
teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner. Decay
causing bacteria (which you now know is Streptococcus mutans)
still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't
reach. Flossing removes plaque and food particles that
form between teeth and under the gum line.
Eat a balanced
diet and limit between meal snacks.
dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.
The previous steps and
recommendations to prevent S. mutans from becoming a problem for
you are very helpful and useful if put into affect. I hope
this website provided sufficient information to inform you about
Streptococcus mutans and the harm it can cause your teeth, and
by learning this information I hope the recommendations provided
are put to use
Questions or Comments?