Progress toward understanding the contribution of alkali generation in dental biofilms to inhibition of dental caries

@inproceedings{Liu2012ProgressTU,
  title={Progress toward understanding the contribution of alkali generation in dental biofilms to inhibition of dental caries},
  author={Ya-ling Liu and Marcelle M Nascimento and Robert A Burne},
  booktitle={International Journal of Oral Science},
  year={2012}
}
Alkali production by oral bacteria is believed to have a major impact on oral microbial ecology and to be inibitory to the initiation and progression of dental caries. A substantial body of evidence is beginning to accumulate that indicates the modulation of the alkalinogenic potential of dental biofilms may be a promising strategy for caries control. This brief review highlights recent progress toward understanding molecular genetic and physiologic aspects of important alkali-generating… CONTINUE READING