Review Article: Oral Microbiota and it's Role in Dental Caries


  • Faten Naeem Abbas Microbiology Department / Medicine college/Thi-Qar university


Abstract: The oral microbiomes, specifically, have a significant impact on an individual's
health. The oral cavity contains over 500 bacterial species from multiple phyla, which can exist
as either commensals or pathogens. Streptococcus mutans is recognized as a significant pathogen
in the development of dental caries through biofilm formation. The objective of this review is to
provide a comprehensive understanding of the role that S. mutans in the development of dental


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