Oral Lactobacilli and Dental Caries: A Model for Niche Adaptation in Humans.

@article{Caufield2015OralLA,
  title={Oral Lactobacilli and Dental Caries: A Model for Niche Adaptation in Humans.},
  author={Page W. Caufield and Catherine N. Sch{\"o}n and Prakaimuk Saraithong and Y T Li and Silvia Argim{\'o}n},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={2015},
  volume={94 9 Suppl},
  pages={110S-8S}
}
Lactobacilli have been associated with dental caries for over a century. Here, we review the pertinent literature along with findings from our own study to formulate a working hypothesis about the natural history and role of lactobacilli. Unlike most indigenous microbes that stably colonize a host, lactobacilli appear to be planktonic, opportunistic… CONTINUE READING