The oral microbiome – an update for oral healthcare professionals

  title={The oral microbiome – an update for oral healthcare professionals},
  author={Maik Kilian and Iain L C Chapple and Matthias Hannig and Philip David Marsh and Vincent Meuric and Anne Marie Lynge Pedersen and Maurizio S Tonetti and William G Wade and Egija Zaura},
For millions of years, our resident microbes have coevolved and coexisted with us in a mostly harmonious symbiotic relationship. We are not distinct entities from our microbiome, but together we form a 'superorganism' or holobiont, with the microbiome playing a significant role in our physiology and health. The mouth houses the second most diverse microbial community in the body, harbouring over 700 species of bacteria that colonise the hard surfaces of teeth and the soft tissues of the oral… CONTINUE READING

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