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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 10
First page : ( 1812) Last page : ( 1814)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00368.1

Oral Biofilms

Zareen I. Nazia1, Dr. Prakasam Gopinath2

12nd Year BDS, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai

2Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai

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Online published on 2 March, 2017.



To review about oral biofilms concept in microbial ecology.


To analyse the various oral biofilms development and the diseases caused by it.


The bacteria in the biofilm are always metabolically active, causing fluctuations in pH. These fluctuations may cause a loss of mineral from the tooth when the pH is dropping or a gain of mineral when the pH is increasing. The cumulative result of these de-and re-mineralization processes may be a net loss of mineral, leading to dissolution of the dental hard tissues and the formation of a caries lesion.


Oral biofilms develop under a range of different conditions and different enviroments. Most of the conditions under which oral biofilms develop tightly linked to overal health and biology of the host.



Oral biofilms, periodontitis, atheroma, anti microbials mouth rinses.


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