Special Issue "Role of Oral Microbiota in Oral and General Health in Adults and Children"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 624

Special Issue Editors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Oral microbiota refers to the microorganisms that reside in the oral cavity, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. These microorganisms play a crucial role in maintaining oral health and preventing diseases. Indeed, dental and periodontal biofilm is associated with specific oral diseases; for example, Streptococcus mutans is a key contributor to dental caries (tooth decay), while Porphyromonas gingivalis is linked to periodontitis (gum disease). Moreover, certain oral microorganisms are the causative pathogens of primary or secondary oral mucosal lesions.

The composition of the oral microbiota can be influenced by various factors, such as diet, hygiene practices, medication use, and systemic health conditions. Accordingly, some oral microorganisms have been implied in focal infections, as well as in systemic inflammatory disorders and benign and malignant neoplasms.

In adults and children, an early healthy balance of oral microbiota may aid in preventing and managing both dental and general health dysbiosis and related diseases and disorders. Accordingly, there has been growing interest in using probiotics (beneficial bacteria) to support oral health in recent years.  

For this Special Issue, we invite you to send contributions related to aspects of oral microorganisms, both in health and disease, in adults and children.

Dr. Federica Di Spirito
Dr. Alessandra Amato
Guest Editors

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  • oral microbiota
  • oral bacteria
  • oral viruses
  • oral fungi
  • oral protozoa
  • oral health
  • oral disease
  • general health
  • children

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Oral Microbiota, Bacterial Infections, Antibiotic Prescriptions, and Antimicrobial Resistance in Children
Microorganisms 2023, 11(8), 1927; https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms11081927 - 28 Jul 2023
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The oral cavity hosts the second most diverse microbial community, over 700 bacterial taxa, with the human gut having the widest diversity [...] Full article
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