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BioGaia probiotic shows dental health benefits: Clinical trial

Posted August 22, 2013

Sucking on a probiotic lozenge may produce “significant additional clinical improvements” to scaling and root planing for people with chronic periodontitis, says a new study.

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Cytotoxicity of Brazilian plant extracts against oral microorganisms of interest to dentistry

Posted August 15, 2013

With the emergence of strains resistant to conventional antibiotics, it is important to carry studies using alternative methods to control these microorganisms causing important infections, such as the use of products of plant origin that has demonstrated effective antimicrobial activity besides biocompatibility.

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Herbal Therapy in Dentistry

Posted July 1, 2013

An herb, botanically speaking, is any plant that lacks the woody tissue characteristic of shrubs or trees. More specifically, herbs are plants used medicinally or for their flavor or scent. Herbs with medicinal properties are a useful and effective source of treatment for various disease processes. Many drugs used in Western medical science-called allopathic medicine-have their origin in medicinal plants.

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Vitamin D Insufficiency Linked to Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted April 30, 2012

In a study involving an analysis of data from a nationally representative sample of adults with diagnosed diabetes mellitus (40 years of age or older), out of which 81% were found to have vitamin D insufficiency (less than 30 ng/ml), vitamin D insufficiency was found to be associated with self-reported symptoms of peripheral neuropathy (painful sensation, tingling, numbness, loss of feeling in hands or feet).

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