Other Current Methods
Oratest is a chair-side caries activity test that quantify total aerobic microorganisms in the oral cavity based on their abilities to deplete oxygen and reduce methylene blue (blue) to leucomethylene blue (colorless)
Lab-Test 4 from LAB SRL (Italy) detects 5 cariogenic bacteria species (Streptococcus mutant, Streptococcus sobrunus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Actinomyces viscous, and Bifidobacterium dentium).
Clinpro CARio L-Pop
Clinpro Cario L-Pop from 3M measures the total amount of lactic acid produced by cariogenic bacteria in the oral cavity. It is based on enzymatic oxidation of lactic acid by lactatedehydrogenase coupled to a cascade of redox indicators that generates a blue color signal in the end.
ORALRISK CARIES TEST
OralRisk Caries test from OralDNA detects three cariogenic bacteria species (Streptococcus mutant, Streptococcus sobrinus, and Lactobacillus casei) and provides a total bacteria level in the oral cavity.
CARISCREEN TESTING METER
CariScreen Testing Meter from CariFree is a simple chair-side oral bacterial load test that measures bacteria ATP-driven bioluminescence.