Presence of Candida spp. in infants oral cavity and its association with early childhood caries

Authors

  • Fabíola Galbiatti Carvalho Sao Paulo State University
  • Thaís Manzano Parisotto Sao Paulo State University
  • Josimeri Hebling Sao Paulo State University http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2846-2325
  • Luis Carlos Spolidorio Sao Paulo State University
  • Denise Madalena Palomari Spolidorio Sao Paulo State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v6i20.8642957

Keywords:

Candid. Early childhood caries. Pacifier. Baby bottle

Abstract

Candida spp., mainly C. albicans, 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.

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Author Biographies

Fabíola Galbiatti Carvalho, Sao Paulo State University

Possui graduação em Odontologia pela Faculdade de Odontologia de Araraquara da Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (2000), Mestrado em Ciências Odontológicas - Área de Concentração em Odontopediatria pela Faculdade de Odontologia de Araraquara da Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" (2005) e Doutorado em Materiais Dentários pela Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba da Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2009).

Thaís Manzano Parisotto, Sao Paulo State University

Possui graduação em Odontologia pela Faculdade de Odontologia de Araraquara/FOAr-UNESP (2004) e mestrado (2008) e doutorado (2011) na área de Odontopediatria pela Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba/FOP-UNICAMP. Realizou doutorado sanduíche no Forsyth Institute, EUA, e cursou Imunologia Bucal na Harvard Medical School. 

Josimeri Hebling, Sao Paulo State University

Possui graduação em Odontologia pela Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (1987), Mestrado em Ciências Odontológicas (1993) e Doutorado (1997) também em Ciências Odontológicas pela mesma Universidade.

Luis Carlos Spolidorio, Sao Paulo State University

Possui graduação em Odontologia pela Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (1985), mestrado em Biologia e Patologia Buco Dental pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1991) e doutorado em Biologia e Patologia Buco Dental pela mesma Univerdidade(1996). Possui Pós Doutorado pela Univerdidade de Calgary - Calgary - Canadá. Professor Titular da Disciplina de Patologia Bucal do Departamento de Fisiologia e Patologia da Faculdade de Odontologia de Araraquara/UNESP (concurso público realizado dias 2 e 3/12/2010)

Denise Madalena Palomari Spolidorio, Sao Paulo State University

Denise M. Palomari Spolidorio é graduada em Ciências Biológicas pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas (1986) e obteve o título de Mestrado (1992) e Doutorado (1996) em Biologia Patologia Buco-Dental pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP e Pós-Doutorado pela Universidade de Calgary, Canadá (2007).

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2016-01-20

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Carvalho FG, Parisotto TM, Hebling J, Spolidorio LC, Spolidorio DMP. Presence of Candida spp. in infants oral cavity and its association with early childhood caries. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2016Jan.20 [cited 2021Dec.3];6(20):1249-53. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8642957

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