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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 6, No. 20, 2007, pp. 1249 - 1253
Bioline Code: os07001
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 20, 2007, pp. 1249 - 1253

 en Presence of Candida spp. check for this species in other resources in infants oral cavity and its association with early childhood caries
de Carvalho, Fabíola Galbiatti; Parisotto, Thaís Manzano; Hebling, Josimeri; Spolidorio, Luis Carlos & Spolidorio, Denise Madalena Palomari


Candida spp., mainly C. albicans check for this species in other resources , colonizes oral cavity of infants. Transmission by mother to childbirth, pacifier use, feeding habits and caries are factors related to Candida oral colonization. Some researches related that early childhood caries favor the oral colonization of C. albicans. The present literature review described the presence of Candida spp. in oral cavity of infants and its association with early childhood caries (ECC). The literature was searched for original papers relating Candida, pacifier and baby bottle usage and ECC. The articles were selected using Bireme and Medline databases. Manual tracing of references cited in key papers was also elicited. It can be concluded that Candida spp. colonization in the infants' oral cavity, especially C. albicans, can be related to the pacifier usage, feeding habits and caries lesions. The early childhood caries favor the C. albicans colonization, although it's role in the carious process need further studies to be elucidate scientifically

candida, early childhood caries, pacifier, baby bottle

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