Oral Bacteria Leave Mark Inside Mouth

Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from Dentistry Today

– Image Courtesy of  Flickr – Microbe World

“There may be a new way to distinguish a person’s identity…”

See full article on Dentistry Today


This article relates the results of a study on mouth bacteria.  It turns out that there are 400 different species of them (or probably more as new studies come out).  They are distinct enough that the scientists predict that they can be used to distinguish different ethnicities, based strictly on the bacteria types.

Dr. Rodney D. Chowning, DDS, Sedation Dentist, Denton, TX