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What inspired the research of the oral microbiome?

Dr. Schwientek was frustrated with having cavities even though he carried out proper oral health routines. He thought that since he does this as a living to figure out what are the healthy microbes for plants, he questioned why scientists weren’t doing this for the oral microbiome. At first, it was due to self-interest to improve his own situation. Then, the idea grew much bigger.

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