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BioGaia: Meta-Analysis Confirms Effectiveness of BioGaia ProDentis in Periodontitis

21-03-2016

In a newly published systematic review of probiotics as adjunct to standard treatment of periodontitis, the proof for Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis was confirmed, as it was shown to be the only probiotic effective in patients with chronic periodontitis. According to the authors, the results are similar to those of other adjuncts to treatment of …

Oral Appliance Therapy for the CPAP Intolerant Patient

21-03-2016

Dr. George Jones, speaker for Sleep Group Solutions, discusses oral appliance therapy for the CPAP intolerant. His upcoming live lectures include Indianapolis and Denver in April.   Indianapolis, IN, USA – Dr. George Jones, a leading instructor with Sleep Group Solutions, discusses oral appliance therapy for the CPAP-intolerant …

Teens Often Ignore Dental Health

21-03-2016

The teen years are hard on teeth, and Dr. Justin Rader often sees the evidence when adolescent patients open their mouths. Frequent snacking, sugary lattes and energy drinks take their toll on the enamel of young teeth, whose owners may not be diligent about brushing and flossing. In a free dental screening at Lakes Middle School, Rader gave a …

Nine in Ten Malaysian Adults have Periodontal Disease and Dental Caries

21-03-2016

Putrajaya– Nine in ten Malaysian adults have experienced periodontal disease and dental caries, based on a study by the Health Ministry. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Hilmi Yahaya said 40 to 75 per cent of school children had dental caries and 76 per cent of five-year-olds had experienced caries. “Dental health awareness is …

How to Solve Bleeding and Receding Gums

21-03-2016

Many people may notice a bit of irritation or even bleeding from the gums during brushing and flossing. It’s estimated that more than half the population has some level of gum disease. Maintaining healthy gums is a crucial part of oral health. Common problems with gums include inflammation of the gums, bleeding gums and gum recession. All …

New Strain Of Bacteria Adept at Fighting Tooth Decay Identified

18-03-2016

A very common dental problem today is tooth decay, also known as cavities or caries, which is caused by acid-producing oral bacteria like Streptoccoccus mutans. The standard treatment for a cavity is to fill the tooth with fillings after removing the decayed material by drilling. But researchers have now made an interesting observation, so much so …

Probiotic Pill to Prevent Cavities may be Future of Dental Care

18-03-2016

Gainesville, Fla. – A probiotic pill could one day be used to prevent dental cavities by regulating pH in the mouth, according to scientists at the University of Florida. The scientists identified a bacteria that breaks down substances in the mouth and can control the function of other bacteria that lead to cavities, which would help to …