Table 1 Characteristics of study subjects

From: Dental plaque development on a hydroxyapatite disk in young adults observed by using a barcoded pyrosequencing approach

Subject Age (yr) Sex Number of teeth Number of DT Number of DMFT Salivary flow rate (ml/min) Salivary buffering capacitya
E1 24 Male 29 0 9 1.2 Intermediate
E2 26 Male 28 0 16 1.1 High
E3 22 Female 26 0 10 0.8 High
E4 22 Female 28 1 11 1.2 High
E5 22 Male 32 0 12 1.8 High
E6 24 Male 31 0 10 2.0 High
E7 28 Male 32 0 14 0.5 Intermediate
E8 28 Male 32 0 13 1.4 High
E9 23 Female 27 2 19 0.5 Intermediate
E10 22 Female 31 3 11 1.8 High
F1 24 Male 29 0 0 1.5 High
F2 24 Male 28 0 0 1.2 High
F3 21 Female 29 0 0 0.8 Intermediate
F4 22 Male 28 0 0 2.4 High
F5 20 Male 27 0 0 0.8 High
F6 25 Male 32 0 0 1.3 High
F7 25 Male 27 0 0 1.3 High
F8 22 Female 32 0 0 1.0 Intermediate
F9 26 Male 32 0 0 2.5 High
  1. DT, decayed teeth; DMFT, decayed, missing and filled (caries experienced) teeth.
  2. aSalivary buffering capacity was evaluated using Dentbuff strip (Orion Diagnostica, Helsinki).