Oral biofilm: A concern for all dental professionals
November 22, 2019 | Education
The oral microbiome is an incredibly complex bacterial community. In total, it harbours over 700 bacterial taxa.[i] The oral microbiome with its various microorganisms exists in the form of a biofilm, that is, microbial structures readily forming on all hard- and non-shedding surfaces in a fluid system. For this reason, the oral cavity with its many surfaces, including the hard tissue of teeth, hard substance of implants and crowns, and soft tissue of the oral mucosa and the tongue, represents the ideal ground for microbes to colonise and biofilm to develop.