What oral diseases are caused by bacteria?
1.6. The oral microbiota and disease
- Dental plaque and disease. Dental plaque is implicated in two of the most common diseases of industrialized countries: caries and periodontal diseases.
- Acute and chronic infections. There is a dynamic relationship between the host and the resident oral microbiota.
- Systemic infections.
What is the name of the bacteria that causes tooth decay?
The most common bacteria associated with dental cavities are the mutans streptococci, most prominently Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sobrinus, and lactobacilli.
What bacteria causes gum disease?
Etiology. Periodontal infections are usually mixed, most often involving anaerobes such as Treponema denticola and Porphyromonas gingivalis. The microaerophile Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans causes a rare form known as localized juvenile periodontitis.
Does the mouth contain bacteria?
The human mouth contains around 500 to 1,000 different types of bacteria with various functions as part of the human flora and oral microbiology. While some of the bacteria in our mouths are harmful and can cause serious illness, much of our oral bacteria are actually beneficial in preventing disease.