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Veillonellaceae

Veillonellaceae bacteria are part of a healthy core oral microbiome.

These microbes are actually found throughout the digestive tract in small numbers, especially on the mucous membranes of our mouths.

The guts of children with autism seem to be colonized by fewer Veillonellaceae than healthy subjects. If you have a healthy mouth free of tooth decay, chances are you have several different subtypes of these bugs hanging out in your mouth. However, too much of something is seldom a good thing - Veillonellaceae can overgrow on the teeth of people with braces and can be an indicator of risk for mild gum disease.

References

1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2805672/

2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3446314/

3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3700858/


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