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What are the most common bacterias found in mouth ?

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Asked by jafar, 22 Feb '13 10:21 pm
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Examples of the sorts of bugs that can be found in the mouth.

Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) and similar related species cause tooth decay. The bacteria digest the sugars and starches in foods and produce acids which dissolve tooth enamel.

Porphyromonas gingivalis are associated with periodontal (gum) diseases.

Other types of mouth bacteria include Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus salivarius, and Lactobacillus sp.
Answered by Shikha Aggarwal, 22 Feb '13 11:54 pm

 
  
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Staphylococcus epidermidis
Streptococcus mitis
Streptococcus salivarius
Answered by anantharaman, 22 Feb '13 10:55 pm

 
  
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Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) and similar related species cause tooth decay. The bacteria digest the sugars and starches in foods and produce acids which dissolve tooth enamel.
Answered by Quest, 23 Feb '13 09:03 pm

 
  
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There are a lot of them.
Examples:
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Streptococcus mitis
Streptococcus salivarius
Streptococcus mutans
Lactobacillus sp.
Answered by ajit kulkarni, 22 Feb '13 10:28 pm

 
  
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