Controlling the oral biofilm with antimicrobials.

@article{Marsh2010ControllingTO,
  title={Controlling the oral biofilm with antimicrobials.},
  author={Phil D. Marsh},
  journal={Journal of dentistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S11-5
        }
}
The aim of this article is to review the properties of compounds available for the control of dental plaque biofilms, and describe their mode of action. The mouth is colonised by a diverse but characteristic collection of micro-organisms, which confer benefit to host. Numerous antiplaque (e.g. surfactants, essential oils) and antimicrobial agents (e.g. bisbiguanides, metal ions, phenols, quaternary ammonium compounds, etc.) have been successfully formulated into toothpastes and mouthrinses to… CONTINUE READING
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