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Goodbye cavities? It could be possible thanks to Lactobacillus plantarum!

Dental cavities are the most common oral disease in the world and a major public health issue. Lactobacillus plantarum, a bacterium naturally present in the oral microbiota, could reduce its frequency, according to South Korean researchers.   A cavity that is not adequately treated can ge...

Is the denture microbiota responsible for bad breath?

Is bad breath associated to a specific oral microbiota? Thanks to new analytical techniques that are now able to assess more accurately this potential relation, an Israeli study in elderly persons was able to provide us with some answers.   It is estimated that around one out of four peop...

Oral microbiota: a barrier against cancer?

Smoking and poor oral hygiene are two major risk factors of mouth or throat cancer associated to a decrease in the diversity of the oral microbiota. What differences are there between the latter and the oral microbiota of a non-smoker and hygiene-conscious individual?   To answer this que...
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