Mini Review
Volume 8 Issue 11 - 2021
Oral Flora as a Mirror to Systemic Health and COVID 19 Patients
Mithra N Hegde1*, Sembagalakshmi Thirunarayanan2, Yalla Rupa Santhoshi Susmitha2 and Nishmitha N Hegde2
1Professor, Head of the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore, India
2Post Graduate Student, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore, India
*Corresponding Author: Mithra N Hegde, Professor, Head of the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore, India.
Received: June 20, 2021; Published: October 12, 2021


The oral microbiome comprises of an array of microbes from various taxas. It contains both commensal and pathognomic organisms; they all reside in harmony during health. During an illness, however, the balance shifts toward an upward trend in pathognomic organisms. The impact of flora is not limited to the oral cavity; it also affects the individual's systemic health and overall well-being. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the negligence of the maintenance of oral health. This article aims to shed light on the normal oral flora and how it influences systemic health and COVID-19 patients.

Keywords: Oral Flora; Systemic Health; COVID 19 Patients; Pathognomic Organisms


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Citation: Mithra N Hegde., et al. “Oral Flora as a Mirror to Systemic Health and COVID 19 Patients”. EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System 8.11 (2021): 12-16.

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