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Researchers find link between smoking and biofilm formation

By August 22, 2016September 11th, 2016Panadent in the Press

A recent literature review by researchers at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry summarises the link between smoking and “biofilm formation in several important human pathogens, including Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mutans, Klebsiella pneumonia, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.”

David A. Scott, PhD, and his team in Louisville reviewed the “mechanisms underlying this phenomenon and the relevance to increased susceptibility to infectious disease in smokers and to treatment”.

Plaque is one of the most common biofilms; but smoking also promotes biofilm in other parts of the body—such as heart valves—causing myriad diseases. Read the full article at the link below.

Review confirms smoking link to biofilm formation

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