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Vigorous exercise makes you sick, and your saliva proves it
Saliva tests reveal that intense exercise leads to bacterial changes in the mouth. Additionally, there was a drop in signaling molecules that help fight viral infections, according to a study published in
Military Medical Research
November 27, 2023
OSAP, CDC recognize U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will celebrate U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week November 18-24.
November 22, 2023
AAP launches dental hygiene initiative
The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) has launched an initiative to educate dental hygienists on periodontal topics.
November 15, 2023
Rinse, brushes may manage gum disease in patients with diabetes
Rinsing with chlorhexidine and using interdental brushes regularly may be an effective, at-home way for patients with diabetes being treated for periodontitis to control gum disease.
November 9, 2023
Proclaim offering dental teams trial of oral irrigator
Health company Proclaim is looking for dental professionals interested in trying its Custom-Jet Oral Irrigator.
November 3, 2023
Implant surgery-related infections low despite antibiotic regimen
Infections rates appear to be relatively low for bone augmentation procedures prior to dental implant treatment regardless of prophylactic antibiotic regimen.
November 1, 2023
Think twice before encouraging patients to use mouthwash
Mouthwash may offer little value for patients with a low risk of caries and good periodontal health. Its use may lead to other health problems, according to a review.
October 26, 2023
Harvard researcher to head $104M antibiotic resistance study
Harvard Medical School researcher Johan Paulsson, PhD, will lead a $104 million project that will study bacterial behavior and antibiotic resistance.
October 10, 2023
Flightpath, Forsyth to develop new oral disease antibiotic
Flightpath Biosciences and the Forsyth Institute will co-develop new products for the prevention and treatment of oral disease based on the life science firm’s antibiotic candidate.
October 4, 2023
Stim Oral Care launches probiotic toothpaste
Stim Oral Care has launched a probiotic toothpaste that also contains fluoride.
September 29, 2023
Preventive antibiotics may affect bone healing in implant surgery
Antibiotic prophylaxis in healthy patients may lead to changes that affect bone wound healing after dental implant surgery.
September 6, 2023
COVID disrupts oral microbiome only in severe cases
Only severe COVID-19 cases disrupt oral microbiomes, according to research published recently in
September 6, 2023
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