Table 4.

Total (smooth-surface, interproximal, and sulcal) enamel and dentinal caries scores

GroupImmunization treatmentCaries scoresa
EnamelDentin
AVaccine and adjuvant22.96 ± 1.251.82 ± 0.37
BNone23.18 ± 1.121.68 ± 0.37
CAdjuvant25.18 ± 1.291.93 ± 0.50
  • a Mean ± SEM (n = 28). P values are as follows: for enamel, A versus B = 0.9898, A versus C = 0.3446, and B versus C = 0.4178; for dentin, A versus B = 0.9585, A versus C = 0.9764, and B versus C = 0.8785. Results for groups A, B, and C were not significantly different (P > 0.05) as determined by Tukey’s procedure.