Top 3 bad bacteria in your mouth

Did you know that there are many bad bacteria in your mouth?
Various oral diseases occur due to bad bacteria. 👿👿

1.  Fusobacterium nucleatum(Fn)

bad bacteria in your mouth

Fusobacterium nucleatum(Fn) is an oral bacterium, commensal to the human oral cavity, that plays a role in periodontal disease. It is a key component of periodontal plaque due to its abundance and its ability to coaggregate with other bacteria species in the oral cavity.

2.  Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg)

Bad bacteria in the mouth

Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) is found in the oral cavity, where it is implicated in periodontal disease, as well as in the upper gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract and the colon.

3.  Streptococcus mutans (Sm)

bad bacteria in the mouth

Streptococcus mutans (Sm) is a facultatively anaerobic, gram-positive coccus (round bacterium) commonly found in the human oral cavity and is a significant contributor to tooth decay. Surviving in the oral cavity, S. mutans is the primary causal agent and the pathogenic species responsible for dental caries.