Infant Care Caries Disease

It should also be understood that caries is an infectious disease that may be transmitted from one person to another. this is exemplified by the fact that mothers with a high caries risk or experience harbor substantial numbers of mutan streptococci and lactobacilli in oral cavities and saliva. Within a short time after eruption of the primary teeth in their infants, these caries-prone mothers transmit cariogenic bacteria to their young children, leading to increased caries susceptibility.