Streptococcus mutans

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Bacteria: Coccoid: Streptococcus mutans. Streptococcus mutans are found in the oral flora of most people. These bacteria are responsible for caries along with elevated sugar intake and genetic disposition. They apparently fasten to the tooth enamel and release acidic metabolites that attack the enamel. SEM-8,800x

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