The oral microbiota


Microbiotic expertise is at the heart of The Smilist's DNA.

Having a balanced oral microbiota is essential for a healthy mouth and body.


What is the oral microbiota?

  • The oral microbiota is a of the 5 microbiota
    predominant in our body
  • A complex ecosystem, it is essential to our
    health but perhaps also at the origin of pathologies
    when a imbalance between the different
    microorganisms appears
  • It consists of nearly 6 billion bacteria
    representing more than 700 bacterial species

Minor mouth sores, serious bodily ailments

An imbalanced oral microbiota can impact your overall health due to the passage of bad microorganisms through the body.


endocarditis is due to the presence of a pathogenic bacterium in the mouth: Streptococcus Mutans*

* Streptococcus mutans, an opportunistic bacterium of the oral sphere is found in 30% of cases of endocarditis. María-Rocío Mang-de la Rosa, The bacteremia of dental origin and its implications in the appearance of bacterial endocarditis, Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2014 Jan 1;19 (1):e67-73. and Lockhart P et al. J Am Dent Assoc 2009;140(10):1238-1244


colorectal cancers are due to the presence of a pathogenic bacterium in the mouth: Fusobacterium*

* Fusobacterium nucleatum, a bacterium present in the oral microbiota, is associated with 40% of colorectal cancers. Komiya Y. et al.. Gut. 2019;68:1335-1337 and Bullman et al. Science 2017;358:1443-1448