Streptococus Mutans

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STREPTOCOCUS MUTANS
Karly Stowell
DESCRIPTION
 It is a Gram-positive that lives in the mouth and metabolizes
different carbohydrates, this creates an acidic environment causing
tooth decay and cavities.
HOW IT ATTACKS AND
SPREADS
 Once it gets in your mouth, from poor dental hygiene. It sits on
the tooth and attacks it, leaving a hole.
MOST COMMON VICTIM
 Surprisingly enough, most people are victims of this virus. It is
very common for most adults to have had this at least once in there
life.
HIDE OUT OF THE CULPRIT
 This culprit hides out on the rotting teeth, or teeth that have had
poor dental care. This is why it is important to brush your teeth!
MOST COMMON INJURY
 The most common injury of this culprit is cavities. This disease
eats away at the teeth leaving holes in them.
IS IT CONSIDERED ARMED
OR DANGEROUS?
 When you think about it, Streptococcus Mutans is not that
dangerous. It is very easy to cure and all though it can lead to
something more, it usually does not and it goes away with proper
treatment.
NUMBER OF VICTIMS
 Streptococcus Mutans is extremely common. By age 39, over 87%
of people have had it once in there life.
MOST EFFECTIVE
WEAPONS AGAINST THE
GERM
 Usually, Streptococcus Mutans can be cured by your dentist. They
drill a hole into your infected tooth and then they fill it with medicine,
and then you are better!

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