Distribution of selected bacterial species on intraoral surfaces

DL Mager, LA Ximenez‐Fyvie…¬†- Journal of clinical¬†…, 2003 - Wiley Online Library
Background/aim: To examine the proportions of 40 bacterial species in samples from 8 oral
soft tissue surfaces and saliva in systemically healthy adult subjects and to compare these
microbiotas with those of supra-and subgingival plaque. Methods: Microbial samples were
taken from 8 oral soft tissue surfaces of 225 systemically healthy subjects using a “buccal
brush”. Saliva was taken by expectoration. Forty-four of these subjects provided additional ...