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Our understanding of how bacterial communities or biofilms develop and multiply suggest ideas for preventing or eliminating them. Standard antimicrobials often fail because they do not penetrate the biofilms fully, or do not harm all of the bacterial types within the established biofilm community.
With the new world classification of gum disease announced at the recent EuroPerio9, guiding us to a more focussed risk assessment for the management of periodontal disease, the role of the patient in basic plaque control to manage their disease has never been more important.
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