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Publication - Dr Nihal Bandara

    Effects of iron-oxide nanoparticles and magnetic fields on oral biofilms

    Citation

    Alas, G, Pagano, RE, Nguyen, JQ, Bandara, HM, Ivanov, SA, Smolyakov, GA, Huber, DL, Smyth, HD & Osiński, M, 2017, ‘Effects of iron-oxide nanoparticles and magnetic fields on oral biofilms’. in: Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications XII. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)

    Abstract

    Human mouth is a host of a large gamut of bacteria species, with over 700 of different bacteria strains identified. Most of these bacterial species are harmless, some are beneficial (such as probiotics assisting in food digestion), but some are responsible for various diseases, primarily tooth decay and gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. For example, Streptococus mutans produces enamel-eroding acids, while Porphyromonas gingivalis is strongly linked to periodontitis. In this paper, we report on the effects of exposure of oral biofilms to iron oxide nanoparticles and static magnetic fields as possible bactericidal agent.

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