CDA Journal discusses oral microbiome

The July Journal of the California Dental Association features articles that examine the various aspects of the human oral microbiome. Articles include a review of how the human oral microbiome has changed over the past 7,000 years, a discussion of the shifts in the subgingival microbiome in periodontal diseases, including how transitions from health to disease and from gingivitis to periodontitis involve microbial successions and adaptations. Another article reviews the microbiota in caries and how our understanding of the caries process has evolved and a description of efforts to culture all members of the oral microbiome, including why some bacteria are very difficult to culture and an explanation of which groups of bacteria remain uncultivated. For more information, visit cda.org/journal.

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