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Special Issue "Microbiological Environment in the Oral Cavity: Updating Knowledge Associated with Technological Evolution"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 75

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Teeth, soft tissues, and dental implants are constantly exposed to the oral environment, which offers a pristine nonshedding surface for salivary-pellicle-mediated microbial adhesion and biofilm formation. In early colonization stages, these bacterial communities have lower diversity. Otherwise, the oral microbiology is complex. Biofilms on oral surfaces contain hundreds of different species, all interacting and contributing to the system’s overall function. Additionally, the biofilm interacts with host tissues and with environmental factors such as dietary intake or the inhalation of smoke. Oral biofilms are present in health and disease, which can be caused by dysbiosis. Nevertheless, some combinations of microorganisms are more prone to developing disease than others. Therefore, an understanding of the ecological triggers that underpin the microbial pathogenesis is central to developing improved prevention, diagnosis, and therapeutic strategies. Moreover, understanding the transition from health to disease is critical for developing new strategies to enhance oral health. Thus, more studies are needed before we can fully understand how and why oral disease occurs.

  • Oral microbiome;
  • Dysbiosis;
  • Correlation of microbiota and diseases;
  • Unbalanced systems—oral and systemic diseases;
  • Homeostasis and allostasis;
  • Gingivitis, periodontitis, peri-implant mucositis, and peri-implantitis;
  • Oral diseases.

Dr. Gustavo Fernandes
Guest Editor

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  • bacteria
  • microbiology
  • oral environment
  • oral diseases
  • periodontal diseases
  • peri-implant diseases

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