Special Issue "Oral Microbiome in Human Health and Disease"
A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Epidemiological studies indicated that more than 15% of the population in western countries suffer because of severe forms of periodontitis. In the light of the available knowledge to date on the pathogenetic mechanisms of such an infection, it is possible to affirm that different risk factors can influence its onset, evolution, and therapeutic possibilities. In the examination of the risk factors in the development of periodontal pathology, the effects of systemic conditions on the health of the oral cavity have been reported, as well as the influence of the periodontal pathology on the onset and on the evolution of several systemic pathologies related to certain physiological conditions. In fact, periodontitis may increase the risk of group of life-threatening conditions such as atherosclerosis, stroke, or low birth weight.
In this respect, the recognition of the relationship between oral and systemic health is growing, and is thus receiving remarkable interest in the scientific literature.
Thank you very much!
Prof. Luigi Santacroce
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- human microbioma
- oral microbioma
- oral hygiene
- dental hygiene
- pulmonary diseases
- cardiovascular diseases
- preterm birth
- gastrointestinal conditions