Oral Biofilm. Is it dangerous?
This webinar will touch on the basics of oral biofilm formation and how it translates into daily dental practice. Approaches against dangerous biofilms will also be discussed. Prof Sigrun Eick will show why a microorganism is different to one in a free-floating stage and what it means for prevention and the therapy of biofilm-associated diseases such as dental caries and periodontitis.
- Most microorganisms in oral cavity exit in biofilms.
- A biofilm is not just microorganisms.
- Biofilms are associated with major oral diseases such as caries and periodontitis.
- Antimicrobials alone are not effective against microorganisms in biofilm.
- Potential new treatment options are under investigation.