The Dental Plaque Microbiome in Health and Disease

  title={The Dental Plaque Microbiome in Health and Disease},
  author={Scott N. Peterson and Erik C Snesrud and Jia Liu and Ana C. Ong and Mogens Kilian and Nicholas J. Schork and Walter Antonio Bretz},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Dental decay is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases worldwide. A variety of factors, including microbial, genetic, immunological, behavioral and environmental, interact to contribute to dental caries onset and development. Previous studies focused on the microbial basis for dental caries have identified species associated with both dental health and disease. The purpose of the current study was to improve our knowledge of the microbial species involved in dental caries and health by… CONTINUE READING
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