Biofilms: The latest in Dental Research regarding bacteria on the tongue.
[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]Professional researchers have gained a new understanding of bacterial behavior in the mouth and it revolves around Biofilms. These are colonies of tenacious, three dimensional masses of bacteria that are the major contributors to bad breath and periodontal disease located in the nooks and crannies of the tongue.[/text_block]
[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]The importance of Biofilms lies in the fact that due to their genetic and physical makeup, these colonies of bacteria are 1,500 times more tolerant to antibiotics, antibacterial agents and the body’s immune system than bacteria not in colony form.[/text_block]
[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]Because of their tolerance to chemotherapeutic/antibacterial treatments, as well as their hard to reach location, the latest research recommends mechanical removal as the only effective way to penetrate and break up the mass.[/text_block]