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The anti-adhesive mode of action of a purified mushroom (Lentinus edodes) extract with anticaries and antigingivitis properties in two oral bacterial phatogens

Posted February 26, 2014

The aim of this study was to characterise the bacterial receptors for the purified mushroom sub-fraction #5 in order to better elucidate the mode of action of this compound when interfering with bacterial adhesion to host surfaces or with bacteria-bacteria interactions in the biofilm state.

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Herbal Remedies for Oral Health

Posted February 20, 2014

As herbal medications and supplements are becoming more popular, some dentists have incorporated them into their practice. Herbs have potent effects on the body. Herbal supplements contain essential extracts of a plant source, in a concentrated manner placed most often in a liquid, capsule or tablet. Most prescription drugs are the synthetic chemical forms of what was originally derived from a plant. If you are taking any herbal and vitamin supplements, make sure to let your dentist know. The following are some herbs and their importance in oral care.

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Omega-3 Fats Shown to Shield Against Oral and Skin Cancer

Posted January 22, 2014

Both oral and skin cancer diagnosis have increased over the past decade as people make fewer trips to the dentist for routine care and slather on sun protective lotions in the misguided belief that they will be protected from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun.

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Turmeric Outperforms Mouthwash for Gingivitis and Oral Cancer

Posted December 17, 2013

Curcumin, a concentrated derivative of the spice turmeric, has been used for thousands of years to treat numerous maladies – and with good reason. Modern science shows the ancients’ choice of the spice for medical purposes was well founded, as studies have uncovered its remarkable potential to prevent and heal an extensive range of disorders. One of the areas where research shows it has value is oral health, being beneficial for fighting gingivitis and oral cancer, in some cases more effectively than certain drugs.

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Oral Probiotic Lozenges May Benefit Patients with Chronic Periodontitis

Posted November 21, 2013

In a randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial involving 30 patients with chronic periodontitis, supplementation with a probiotic lozenge containing Lactobacillus reuteri for a period of 12 weeks, as an adjunct to scaling and root planing, was found to be associated with significant improvements in clinical parameters.

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Herbal Remedies for Oral Health

Posted December 31, 2012

As herbal medications and supplements are becoming more popular, some dentists have incorporated them into their practice. Herbs have potent effects on the body. Herbal supplements contain essential extracts of a plant source, in a concentrated manner placed most often in a liquid, capsule or tablet. Most prescription drugs are the synthetic chemical forms of what was originally derived from a plant.

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Vitamin E in the Treatment of Chemotherapy-related Oral Mucositis in Children

Posted November 16, 2012

A randomized, controlled study including 72 children with chemotherapy-related oral mucositis (ChROM), between the ages of 6 and 15 years, found that vitamin E (E) and Pycnogenol (P) may be effective treatments for this condition, alone, and in combination.

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Herbal Remedies for Oral Health

Posted August 27, 2012

As herbal medications and supplements are becoming more popular, some dentists have incorporated them into their practice. Herbs have potent effects on the body. Herbal supplements contain essential extracts of a plant source, in a concentrated manner placed most often in a liquid, capsule or tablet. Most prescription drugs are the synthetic chemical forms of what was originally derived from a plant. If you are taking any herbal and vitamin supplements, make sure to let your dentist know.

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The A to omega-3 of oral health nutrients

Posted August 22, 2012

Oral health is much more than just calcium and vitamin D for healthy teeth, and vitamin C for healthy gums. A number of nutraceutical compounds are emerging with potential benefits for the oral cavity, from omega-3s to EGCG from green tea. But how much science backs them up?

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Discover a natural potent anti-microbial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal

Posted April 30, 2012

Pharmaceutical antibiotics do not work on viral infections. They can only be used for bacterial infections. But they also destroy the good bacteria, which creates all sorts of health problems down the road. And the more antibiotics are used, the more pathogenic bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. There is a natural solution to this quandary. It is an oil based common household spice – Oil of Oregano.

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