dental biofilm


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den·tal bi·o·film

(dentăl bīō-film)
An organized community of microorganisms that attaches to the teeth; may contribute to oral disease; dental plaque is a biofilm.
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Bacteria growing in dental biofilms display an increased tolerance to antibiotics and antimicrobial agents, including those used in dentifrices and mouthrinses.
21-23) Bacteria growing in dental biofilms display an increased tolerance to antimicrobial agents, including those used in dentifrices and mouthrinses.
Bacteria growing in undisturbed dental biofilms exhibit a significant increased tolerance to antimicrobial agents and antibiotics.
This article reviews the characteristics of dental biofilm, its role in the etiology of periodontal diseases, and strategies for controlling the biofilm to promote health.
In this way, a dental biofilm infection can potentially contribute to both oral and systemic inflammation.
Direct evidence for the role of dental biofilm infection in systemic inflammation comes from findings of periodontal microorganisms in human carotid atheromas.
Strategies for Managing Dental Biofilm to Promote Health
Although dental biofilm cannot be completely eliminated, its pathogenicity can be lessened through effective oral hygiene measures.
How is the development of dental biofilms influenced by the host?