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Role of Streptococcus mutans in human dental decay.
  • W. Loesche
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Microbiological reviews
  • 1 December 1986
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  • Open Access
Survival of human dental plaque flora in various transport media.
Dental plaque samples from (i) subjects with no apparent oral disease, (ii) mentally retarded subjects with periodontal disease, and (iii) subjects with active caries were collected in threeExpand
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Diversity of Bacterial Populations on the Tongue Dorsa of Patients with Halitosis and Healthy Patients
ABSTRACT The primary purpose of the present study was to compare the microbial profiles of the tongue dorsa of healthy subjects and subjects with halitosis by using culture-independent molecularExpand
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Periodontal Disease as a Specific, albeit Chronic, Infection: Diagnosis and Treatment
SUMMARY Periodontal disease is perhaps the most common chronic infection in adults. Evidence has been accumulating for the past 30 years which indicates that almost all forms of periodontal diseaseExpand
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Assessing the contribution of anaerobic microflora of the tongue to oral malodor.
Research suggests that the tongue plays an important role in the production of oral malodor. To investigate the role of tongue surface characteristics and oral bacteria in halitosis development, theExpand
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The subgingival microbial flora during pregnancy.
The subgingival bacterial flora from 2 gingival sites was cultured and characterized monthly in twenty periodontitis-free women during pregnancy and again post-partum. Monthly plaque samples wereExpand
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Predictors of Aspiration Pneumonia: How Important Is Dysphagia?
Abstract. Aspiration pneumonia is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among the elderly who are hospitalized or in nursing homes. Multiple risk factors for pneumonia have been identified, but noExpand
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Microbiology and treatment of halitosis
  • W. Loesche
  • Medicine
  • Current infectious disease reports
  • 1 June 2003
The many thousands of individuals who experience oral malodor that stems from the overgrowth of proteolytic, anaerobic bacteria on their tongue surfaces can be successfully treated by a regimen thatExpand
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Functional units, chewing, swallowing, and food avoidance among the elderly.
PURPOSE The number of teeth in the dentition was compared with the number and types of dental functional units (opposing tooth pairs) to correlate the number of functional units with complaints aboutExpand
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Bacteriology of human experimental gingivitis: effect of plaque age.
Twenty-five subjects with previously excellent hygiene and healthy gingiva developed heavy plaque accumulations and bleeding or nonbleeding gingivitis about certain papilla after 21 days of no oralExpand
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