Journal of Probiotics & Health

Journal of Probiotics & Health
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-8901

Rolf Daniels

Rolf Daniels

Auf der Morgenstelle 8, 72076 Tuebingen

  • Review Article
    Lactobacilli for the Treatment of Oral Diseases
    Author(s): Anja Hoffmann and Rolf DanielsAnja Hoffmann and Rolf Daniels

    Probiotics are defined as live microorganisms that beneficially affect the host. Probiotic bacteria have been used therapeutically for years to target gastrointestinal disease by rebalancing the complex microflora. Besides the gastrointestinal tract also the oral cavity is highly colonized by bacteria and many different bacterial species are part of the microbiota in the mouth, as it offers ideal conditions for bacteria with a stable temperature, moist surface with a relatively stable pH and regular supply of nutrients. By disturbing the balance of microorganisms in the oral cavity or by extensive accumulation of plaque, the ratio of pathogenic organisms can increase and lead to oral health problems. Probiotic bacteria, like lactobacilli, are a promising treatment strategy for oral diseases with a microbiological aetiology. Those include plaqueâ€&Acir.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-8901.1000181

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