Selected aspects of the oral environment in cleft palate patients--a problem evidently beyond dentists' scope.

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INTRODUCTION The oral cavity is a specialized ecosystem composed of dentition and mucosa exposed to the effects of saliva and gingival liquid. Its structure provides advantageous conditions for various microorganisms, both aerobic streptococci and anaerobic bacilli. The dynamic balance of the oral cavity ecosystem can be threatened by various factors. Lip… (More)

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