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Oral microbiota transplant to combat cavities?

Could an oral microbiota transplant cure dental cavities and periodontitis, just as a fecal transplant cures some gastrointestinal diseases?   Cavities are the most widespread dental disease worldwide, ahead of severe periodontitis (degradation of the supporting tissue of the teeth), whic...

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...

80 million bacteria exchanged with a kiss!

The more you kiss your partner, the more you share bacteria, according to a Dutch study.   Researchers have long been fascinated by the act of kissing. Humans are the only mammals on the planet to “French kiss.” Is it an indication of compatibility between two people? An immunization fact...
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