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Periodontal Disease

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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Periodontitis May Interfere With Intake of Important Vitamins and Minerals

Posted December 7, 2012

A controlled study including subjects with chronic periodontitis (n=42) and healthy controls (n=38) found that chronic periodontitis may interfere with intake of important vitamins, minerals and fiber.

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Vitamin D may help prevent periodontitis

Posted November 20, 2012

New study links the sunshine vitamin with a reduced incidence of periodontal disease. Periodontitis, or inflammation and infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth, is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults. Once it occurs, the damage is irreversible, but a new study has found that vitamin D may help prevent periodontitis, particularly in patients with diabetes mellitus.

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Tooth protection from the sea

Posted July 4, 2012

A team of dentists and scientists from Newcastle University are developing a new product from a marine microbe to protect dentures, teeth and gums from bacteria in the mouth. They are using an enzyme isolated from a marine bacterium Bacillus licheniformis found on the surface of seaweed which they were originally researching for the purpose of cleaning the hulls of ships.

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Fiber-rich vegetarian diet leads to better gut microflora profile: Study

Posted April 30, 2012

Consuming a vegan or vegetarian diet results in different profiles of gut microflora, with lower levels of potentially pathogenic bacteria such as E. coli, says a new study.

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