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Microbial Ecology of Dental Plaque and its Significance in Health and Disease
  • P. Marsh
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Advances in dental research
  • 1 July 1994
Dental plaque forms naturally on teeth and is of benefit to the host by helping to prevent colonization by exogenous species. The bacterial composition of plaque remains relatively stable despiteExpand
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Are dental diseases examples of ecological catastrophes?
  • P. Marsh
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Microbiology
  • 1 February 2003
Dental diseases are among the most prevalent and costly diseases affecting industrialized societies, and yet are highly preventable. The microflora of dental plaque biofilms from diseased sites isExpand
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Dental Plaque as a Microbial Biofilm
  • P. Marsh
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Caries Research
  • 21 May 2004
New technologies have provided novel insights into how dental plaque functions as a biofilm. Confocal microscopy has confirmed that plaque has an open architecture similar to other biofilms, withExpand
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Dental plaque as a biofilm and a microbial community – implications for health and disease
  • P. Marsh
  • Medicine
  • BMC oral health
  • 15 June 2006
Dental plaque is a structurally- and functionally-organized biofilm. Plaque forms in an ordered way and has a diverse microbial composition that, in health, remains relatively stable over timeExpand
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Oral Microbiology
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Dental plaque: biological significance of a biofilm and community life-style.
  • P. Marsh
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of clinical periodontology
  • 1 October 2005
BACKGROUND Most microorganisms in nature attach to surfaces and form matrix-embedded biofilms. Biofilms are highly structured and spatially organized, and are often composed of consortia ofExpand
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The oral microbiome – an update for oral healthcare professionals
For millions of years, our resident microbes have coevolved and coexisted with us in a mostly harmonious symbiotic relationship. We are not distinct entities from our microbiome, but together we formExpand
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Development of a steady-state oral microbial biofilm community using the constant-depth film fermenter.
The complexity of biofilm communities like dental plaque suggests that laboratory model biofilm growth systems may help to understand their structure and function. This study describes the use of aExpand
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Flow Rates of Resting Whole and Stimulated Parotid Saliva in Relation to Age and Gender
Dry mouth is a common feature in the elderly, but it is not clear what proportion of incidences are related to functional disturbances and whether age per se and gender play a role. The aim of thisExpand
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Role of Fusobacterium nucleatum and Coaggregation in Anaerobe Survival in Planktonic and Biofilm Oral Microbial Communities during Aeration
ABSTRACT Coaggregation is a well-characterized phenomenon by which specific pairs of oral bacteria interact physically. The aim of this study was to examine the patterns of coaggregation betweenExpand
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