Dental Biofilm and periodontal diseaseAUTHOR(s) : Goswami Dilip
DOI No. : 10.31741/ijhrmlp.v7.i1.2021.18
Oral health is an essential aspect of general health and is considered an integral component of an individual's overall health and well-being. Various forms of oral diseases, including gingival and periodontal diseases, have affected the human population since prehistoric times. Several research studies have convincingly established the role of the dental biofilm in the initiation and progression of various forms of periodontal disease. Studies have also shown the link between poor periodontal health and the systemic health of an individual. In this article, an attempt has been made to highlight dental biofilm and its role in initiating and progressing periodontal diseases. In recent times, much importance to oral health has been given. Studies have shown that periodontal diseases are associated with various systemic diseases like diabetes mellitus, preterm low birth weight babies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart attack and stroke.
Keywords: Dental Biofilm; Gingivitis; Periodontitis; Oral health; World Health Organization.