The KariesScreenTest detects the changes in the oral biotope from homeostasis to dysbiosis early in all age groups. It is therefore the basis of a “diagnosis-based individual prophylaxis (DIP)”

Caries Res. 2012;46(4):385-93. doi: 10.1159/000339089. Epub 2012 Jun 12.

A longitudinal study comparing mutans streptococci and lactobacilli colonisation in dentate children aged 6 to 24 months.

Plonka KA, Pukallus ML, Barnett AG, Walsh LJ, Holcombe TF, Seow WK.

The age of 6 -12 months is an ideal time window to influence the parameters that are important for the risk of caries.

Head Face Med. 2013 Feb 1;9:7. doi: 10.1186/1746-160X-9-7.
In-office bacteria test for a microbial monitoring during the conventional and self-ligating orthodontic treatment.
Mummolo S, Marchetti E, Giuca MR, Gallusi G, Tecco S, Gatto R, Marzo G

Fixed orthodontic treatments lead to a change in the microbiome. Acid-tolerant cariogenic germs multiply. Consistent monitoring of microbiological risk factors is indicated in order to recognize these changes in good time and to treat them with preventive measures.

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