The human mouth harbors a wide variety of microbes – over 700 kinds. These bacteria are in saliva, on the tongue and cheeks, on the tooth surface and under the gums. The development of plaque is particularly important in diseases like tooth decay and gum disease. The oral microbiota that contribute to these disease are also correlated with other diseases, including diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease, suggesting they have a broad impact on human health. This study analyzed the microbiome, proteome, lipidome, and metabolome of dental plaque samples from individuals with periodontal disease and pre- and type 2 diabetes.
Read the article: Proteomics, lipidomics, metabolomics and 16S rDNA sequencing of dental plaque from patients with diabetes and periodontal disease