Shifts in the Oral Biofilm of Patients With Known Oral Health Risk Factors
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Ages Eligible for Study:
8 Years to 99 Years (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients entering and then undergoing orthodontic treatment
ASA I or II (ASA I is a healthy patient, ASA II is patient with minor systemic disease)
Patient must be receiving orthodontic treatment at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and not yet be in active treatment
Patients who have used antibacterial therapy in the past 3 months
Patients who report current smoking
ASA III or above (Patients with severe systemic diseases)