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o·ral flor·a

(ōrăl flōră)
Bacteria and other microorganisms that normally inhabit the oral cavity.
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gracilis are not surprising because of the frequency of its detection in the human oral flora.
The oral flora is composed of diverse, multi-species consortia composed of approximately 400 cultivable organisms in the subgingival domain (1) and over 1500 species in the supragingival domain (2) where many of these species have yet to be cultivated.
Oral-Health Probiotics: a powerful combination of BLIS K12 probiotics, naturally found in our oral flora, and xylitol for the prevention of tooth decay, that enhances the immune response and oral health.
This combination, the thinking goes, results in the inability of hypodynamic and hypovascular bone to meet increased demand for repair and remodeling, owing to the innate, continual physiologic stress (mastication), iatrogenic trauma (tooth extraction or denture injury), or dental infection within an environment laden with oral flora bacteria.
As the bacteria that constitute the oral flora digest carbohydrates, they produce acids that demineralize the enamel and dentin.
Sputum samples were blood-stained, but negative for acid-fast bacilli and Pneumocystis jiroveci, and only mixed oral flora were cultured.
Using broad-range PCR primers my lab has investigated the microbial diversity within the human oral flora associated with chronic periodontitis.
All but two of the organisms identified in these cases are common oral flora, but gingival disease was not found to be a contributor.
aphrophilus from human peridontium and others sites and the low proportion of the organism in the oral flora.
Owing to changes in oral enzyme levels, the oral flora of a critically ill patient changes to primarily Gram-negative organisms within approximately 48 hours.
Candida has been recognized as a part of the normal oral flora without any harmful effects.
The use of azithromycin and clarithromycin clearly raises the proportion of macrolide-resistant organisms in the oral flora for a period of at least 6 months; reported Surbhi Malhotra-Kumar, Ph.