Tropical Medicine & Surgery

Tropical Medicine & Surgery
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9088



Evasive Mechanisms of Oral Microflora

Shailja Chatterjee

Oral microflora is an inherent and essential component in maintaining the oral health status of an individual. It is a necessary evil that can turn pathogenic if the oral microenvironment undergoes imbalance in homeostatic mechanisms. Thus, the oral microbiome is an intricate ecosystem where the host defense mechanisms keep in check the exuberant display of its otherwise foreign colonizers. This article presents with an overview of mechanisms that enable these microorganisms to evade the defense mechanisms in play in oral cavity.